Kazan – the cooking pot [in Tatar language] June 23rd 2011 They call it Instanbul of the Wolga – the capital of the Republic of Tatarstan – where Muslim and Christians, Tatar and Russian meet. During the Soviet times Kazan was the capital of the Tatar Autonomous Republic and enjoyed also after the breakup of the Soviet Union certain sovereignty from Moscow.
Micha picked me up from the train station at 6.20 am – unfortunately the 20min ride t ... read more
Europe » Russia » Volga » Kazan Founded in the 12th century, the Principality of Muscovy, was able to emerge from over 200 years of Mongol domination (13th-15th centuries) and to gradually conquer and absorb surrounding principalities. In the early 17th century, a new Romanov Dynas... ... read more
Swiss with a basic knowledge of Russian trying to make her way through this vast and supposingly extremely beautiful country called Российская Федерация / Russian Federation.
Mission: Improve my Russian language skills, explore the Russian soul and most importantly just have fun :)
Destination: Vladivostok or to be more philosophical - the journey is the destination :)
Plans how to get there: none, just go with the flow!
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