Kazan city today
Kazan State University
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Kazan city hotels
Kazan city history
Tatars - the people of Kazan city
Kazan is a sporting city with several stadiums and numerous sports schools and clubs that have produced many international champions. The wrestler A. Kurynov, sabre fencer E. Bayanov, rapier fencer O. Knyazev, footballer O. Kolotov and figure skater A. Fadeyev are just a few of the well-known names who began their career in Kazan city. It is not surprising that Kazan's city sportsmen excel in aquatic sports in view of all the water around: the Volga and Kazanka rivers and the city lakes. A whole series of outstanding oarsmen trained on Lake Kaban before going on to triumph at international regattas. Though in recent years Kazan city has become the venue of international contests and festivals of sport, this has not undermined the national sports that have their roots in the distant past. Especially popular is Tatar people wrestling which calls for a combination of strength, quickness and daring.
The basketball club "Unics" was born in 1991. From 1997 "Unics" has been playing in Russia major basketball league. In 2000 and 2003 the "Unics" team had the third place in Russian basketball championship, in 2001 and 2002 Kazan city players were second. Unfortunately the official site of Kazan city basketball club "Unics" has only Russian version.
The largest in Russia basketball palace was opened in Kazan August 29 2003. It was named "Basket-hall". There are two playgrounds: main has the audience of 7500, the small one - 1500.
The hockey club "Ak Bars" (Ak Bar) was born in 1956. In 1998 Kazan city hockey team "Ak Bars" won the Russian hockey championship. Unfortunately the official site of Kazan city hockey club "Ak Bars" has only Russian version.
The soccer club Rubin Kazan was born in 1958. From 2003 Kazan city football team "Rubin" is playing in the major Russia soccer league. The official site of Rubin Kazan has only Russian version.
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