Illustrating the diversity of Russian ethnicity molded by a 1,000-year-old history, Kazan has withstood the test of time. Rising from an ancient site, Kazan evolved to become the "Third Capital" of Russia with the Kazan Kremlin complex as its symbol. As an industrial, cultural, and religious center of Russia, the city is an architectural treasure trove. A prime example is the Kul Sharif Mosque, one of the biggest mosques in Russia. Next is the S?yembik? Tower with a legendary story spanning from Ivan the Terrible's reign. And how about a giant iron tree in the center of the Ministry of Agriculture? With its vibrant features and local hospitality, a warm welcome awaits you in Kazan.