Exploring Russia’s Islamic heritage; Simon Richmond; Lonely Planet

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This time for Russia!; Namra Nasyr; Daily Times

Russia, a land primarily known for its technological advancement, beauty, weaponry and cold weather, has been engaged in elucidating its softer side before the world. In 2017, Russia held the world’s biggest Festival of Youth and Students with more than 30,000 international participants. This year, the country is hosting FIFA World Cup, inviting over 3 […]

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Kazan: The Tatar ‘cooking pot’; Nayanima Basu; Hindu Business Line

Russia – Historic and Architectural Complex of the Kazan Kremlin

Older than its neighbour Moscow, the city of Kazan takes pride in history and harmony

A population of 3.8 million; a significant tourism hub; home to many religions and ethnicities… Kazan has quite a few feathers to flaunt. The capital of Tatarstan, a republic within the Russian Federation, has a skyline that reveals its age and modernity alike. Belfries and minarets stand in harmony with industrial buildings and government offices.

Unless you are a student of European history, you are not likely to grasp the depth of history that’s intrinsic to this region. Located to the east of Moscow, it takes a little more than an hour to reach Kazan by flight.

Situated on the banks of rivers Kazanka and Volga, in between Volga and Ural mountains, this port city has always boasted being a significant trading zone in Russia.

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Russia’s winter destinations presented to Việt Nam tourists; VietNam News

Russian Federation – Historic and Architectural Complex of the Kazan Kremlin

The Russian National Tourist Office, Visit Russia Asia, has introduced new travel destinations in different regions of the Russian Federation to Vietnamese tourist agents during a workshop recently.

The new destinations include the Republic of Tatarstan with the UNESCO World Heritage city of Kazan; the Republic of Karelia – which is known as “the country of lakes”; the world’s biggest Arctic city Murmansk; and Russia’s only subtropical resort city Sochi in Krasnodar Krai on the northeast coast of the Black Sea.

According to director of Visit Russia Asia – Hanoi Office, Tạ Bích Hà, most Vietnamese tourists are familiar with Moscow and St Petersburg, as these two famous cities are in the tour programmes of every tourist agency. In addition, most tours to Russia have only been held in summer.

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