The 5 must have souvenirs of Kazan

 

Pins with city’s landmarks

A more creative way to remember Kazan than the usual fridge magnets and postcards would be pins with the city’s signature landmarks. Choose one with the Suumbike tower, Kamala theatre, Kazan circus, Spasskaja Tower, or the 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. Here you will find mosques and small where you can buy things that are rare to come across 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). Pay special attention to the Koran pen. It’s a book that reads texts out loud through small built-in loudspeakers. It’ll cost you  ≈$35 – ≈$105.

Price: ≈$1

Location: 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: “Bik yahshi” meaning “very good”, “Defter” (“copybook”), “Ui” (“idea”), “Yide Kazanga inde” (“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: “Alga” (“forward”), “Inde” (“well”, “indeed”), “Kuchtenech” (“present”), “Rehet” (“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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