Districts of Kazan. Kirov and Moscow districts: location, features
Kazan is the capital of Tatarstan. In this article, we will briefly review the areas of this rich unique history of its development, a remarkable and prosperous city.
Kazan: conditional division into parts
Like many other ancient cities, Kazan also has its conventionally accepted "districts" - settlements. In them, and organized in the modern period of Kazan.
Sloboda Russian stood out in the fact that it always lived and worked people (Russian artisans) who came from afar.
In the Tatar settlement, on the contrary, it was impossible to hear Russian speech. Tatars with their language, rituals and crafts have always lived here.
These areas of original culture (settlements) exist in Kazan and now. But this is the place for today, where many tourists come with pleasure to experience the old history of Kazan.
Sloboda Tatar is a cradlethe intelligentsia of the Tatar. There are many (about 20) mansions of merchants, Tatar industrialists and clergy. The Tatar Sloboda is located south-west of the center. Now this territory is part of the Vakhitovsky district.
The city has other conditional areas (settlements), formed as Kazan develops: goat, admiralty, cloth, fish, berry, and kizic. Each of them has its own curious history.
Modern Kazan: districts of Kazan
Now the city, like all Russian cities,is divided into administrative districts: the oldest are Vakhitovsky, Aviastroitelny, Kirov and Moscow; more modern - Privolzhsky, Soviet and Novo-Savinovsky districts. There are also famous suburban areas with modern cottages.
Each of the seven urban areas has its own stages of development, its cultural and historical attractions.
Kirov and Aircraft Building Districts
One of the largest - Kirovsky district of Kazan -is located in the western part of the city center. The largest territory of the district is occupied by a forest-park and industrial zone, a large residential settlement of Yudino and other nearby settlements. Beautiful park "Kyrlay" accepts all comers to have a good rest. There is also a beautiful "Swan Lake".
The Aviastroitelny district to the north ofcenter. It includes several residential urban neighborhoods and peripheral settlements. The name itself says that there are factories on its territory: aircraft and engine building, helicopter. The largest in the city park "Wings of Soviets" with a stadium (a football field and a skating rink) was located exactly in this district of the city.
All areas of Kazan deserve attention. However, the most interesting is, though not very large in size, Vakhitovsky district, which occupies the oldest part of the city. It includes the center of Kazan, which is a cultural and historical center. Among the state monuments are 469 buildings and structures located in the city center.
In it you can see fascinating historical andmodern sights: ancient manors, the Kazan Kremlin, the Peter and Paul Cathedral, the house museum of the Akbuzovs. The beautiful area of the Bulak River and magnificent fountains near the theater of G. Kamala, pedestrian Bauman Street and the Black Lake Park are the most visited places of the region.
All the above-mentioned districts of Kazan are the oldest in the city.
Moscow and Privolzhsky districts
The largest area of the territory isPrivolzhsky district, located on the south side of the center. Here stretches a large residential area, called "Gorki", new complexes "Sunny City" and "Forest Town" and the surrounding villages. A significant part of the district is also occupied by large industrial enterprises, including CHPP-1.
North-West is the Moscow region. Kazan here extends from the historical Kizicheskaya and Kozya Slobod, and extends to the micro-district "Zhilploschadka" near the industrial zone of the plant "Kazanorgsintez". The district includes three more suburban settlements.
There is also a beautiful recreation area - the park of Uritsky with green spaces, a lake with openwork bridges and children's and sports grounds.
More modern areas
Novo-Savinovsky is the most densely populated area in theKazan. It occupies the north-eastern part of the capital. Here is located the largest sleeping complex - "New Savinovo". In the southern part on the banks of the river. Kazanka built a new and beautiful business district - the modern "Millennium-Zilant-City".
In this area the famous stadium "Kazan-Arena" is built, where the world's largest sports competitions are held.
Soviet and Novo-Savinovsky - relatively young areas of Kazan.
The eastern and north-eastern parts of the cityoccupies the Soviet district, which began its formation in 1934. This includes the largest residential complex "Azino", in which more than 100 000 people live. Residential areas extend along the part of the Siberian and Mamadysh tract ("Bright Valley", etc.), in the Ar fields, the territories of the districts of A. Kutuy, Tankodrom, Kazan-XXI century ("Vzletny"), Adelya Kutuya (Adelka) the largest settlement of Derbyshka and in the peripheral areas. In the district there are a lot of large shopping and entertainment centers, sports complexes.
Suburban part of Kazan
A lot around the city of Kazan is amazingbeautiful villages located in ecologically clean areas, surrounded by pine forests. Cottage villages of different suburban parts of the city are growing: Konstantinovka (not far from "Azino"), Lebyazhye (between 2 large lakes), Zalesny, Yudino (Kirovsky district of Kazan), Mirny.
25 kilometers from the capital in the sanatorium zone is located "Borovoe Matyushino" (a kind of "Rublyovka"). Near it stretches the sandy banks of the Volga.
Kazan is expanding and becoming more beautiful. Metro stations are practically in each of these areas, which makes it easy and quick to get to the right places.