Alternative Kazan Souvenirs

Wondering what to take with you from Kazan? Here is a guide to 7 interesting souvenirs you might like.

Pins with sights

A good way to remember Kazan would be to get a pin displaying one of the main features of Kazan. They are definitely more interesting than just photos or cards. Choose one with the Suumbike tower, Kamala theatre, Kazan circus, Spasskaja Tower, or the Natsionalnyi Kulturnyi Tsentr (National Culture Centre).

Price: ≈$5

Places to buy: Meat Ball Box (20 Ulitsa Dzerzhinskogo)

Divan Coffee (National Culture Centre, 7 Ulitsa Burkhana Shakhidi)

 

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Gifts from Muslim shops

Visit Ulitsa Prazhskoy Kommuny to enjoy the oriental spirit. You’ll see mosques and small shops here and buy things that are unique even for Russia. Choose leather socks for namaz (Muslim prayer) that are rather handy in everyday life as well, misvak (ecological toothbrush), Muslim sticker pack with inscriptions “Sincerity” and “Submission” (“Pokornost” and “Iskrennost”), chewing gum with Fauda and Samir series (analogue to “Love is” gum). The best thing is a Koran pen. It is a book that reads texts through small built-in loudspeakers. It’ll cost you  ≈$35 – ≈$105.

Price: ≈$1

Places to buy: Trade Center “Vostochny” (10 Ulitsa Prazhskoy Kommuny) and its close by shops.

 

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Sketchbooks and notebooks with Tatar inscriptions

It looks ordinary – craft paper and Tatar inscriptions. But it would be better than a banal magnet, and the price is almost the same. Choose notebooks with the following words if you want to bring a good souvenir: «Бик яхшы» meaning “very good”, «Дәфтәр» (“copybook”), «Уй» (“idea”), «Әйдә Казанга инде» («Let’s go, Kazan now!»).

Price: ≈$1.5 and up
Places to buy: preorder at 8 Ulitsa Vishnevskogo, office 8,

“Solntse Vnutri” (Trade Centre “Sweeta Hall 82 Ulitsa Baumana)

Moon Wood coffee Hous (33 Ulitsa Chernyshevskogo)

CSC “Smena” (7 Ulitsa Shakhidi)

 

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Local sticker packs

A good present for children who are fond of stickers and for those who like decorating their laptops and mobiles. Choose sticker packs with national inscriptions, pictures of fairy tale characters from Tatar song lyrics. Note the Tatar words before you go shopping: “алга” (“forward”), “инде” (“well”, “indeed”), “кучтенеч” (“present”), “рәхәт” (“delight”)….or just ask, the locals are always happy to help.

Price: ≈$2 and up

Places to buy: book shop “Smena” (7 Ulitsa B. Shakhidi)

“Solntse Vnutri” (82 Ulitsa Baumana)

 

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Tatar CD

Buy a CD with Tatar national songs from modern day singers like Salavat Fatkhetdinov, Khania Farkhi, Ajdar Galimov and you’ll plunge into the city’s atmosphere. It would be a good present for a music lover as well.

Price: ≈$3 and up

Places to buy: CD shop at the Undeground close to TC “Koltso” (1 Ulitsa Peterburgskaya)

 

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