Cultural program


For all participants “The Night Kazan” city tour will be organized on August 22 (Monday)  after Welcome Party at 9 p.m.  You will see the panorama of the Kazan Kremlin at night, the Palace of Farmers, the “flying saucer” – the Kazan circus, the Puppet Theater, the Kazan City Hall, the central streets of the city in the evening lights.

This tour is included into the registration fee.


LIST of EXCURSIONS

Approximate cost of excursion: 1500 rubles per person

The price of the tour includes:
– guide services – a guide on the route
– transport service
– Entrance tickets to the Kremlin

The tour program:

Acquaintance with the city begins with a walk in the Old Tatar Settlement – the center of the social and religious life of Kazan until October 1917. Mosques and buildings that survived to this day, the Mardjani Mosque, the Mullin House, the customs and way of life of Kazan Tatars, the legends of Lake Kaban, the first Tatar theater.

During the tour, you will see such objects as the park of the 1000th anniversary of Kazan, the “communist” mosque, the Tatar village in the city center, the puppet theater, the Sukonnaya Sloboda, the Catholic Church of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, the park of the 1000th anniversary, the Kazan “Ring”, the university campus and the house of Ushkova, the park “Black Lake”, the museum of A.M. Gorky and F.I. Chaliapin, the house-museum of E. Boratynsky (friend of A.S. Pushkin), K. Marx Street with masterpieces of architect Karl Müffke, Freedom Square, Lutheran Church, Kazan Admiralty, the place of acquisition in the XVI century of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of the God.

You will visit the Kazan Kremlin – a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which has preserved the Annunciation Cathedral of the XVI century behind the white-stone walls, the Kul-Sharif Mosque, a branch of the Hermitage, and the “falling” tower Syuyumbike.

If time allows, you will see modern Kazan, with the bowl beloved by all Kazan residents – Family Center “Kazan”, the Aquatic Palace, and the “Kazan Arena: football stadium (Ak Bars).

Approximate cost of excursion: 2400 rubles per person

Tour description:

The city-fortress was built in 4 weeks in the middle of the 16th century. The military base, the mission center, the county town, the center of the battles of the Civil War, the GULAG department, the museum – al this is the island town of Sviyazhsk, where the UNESCO World Heritage Site – the Assumption Cathedral with unique frescoes and the monastery of the XVI century – is located.

The Temple of All Religions is a house where elements of existing and extinct religions are united, built by the efforts of one person.

Please do not forget to wear comfortable shoes, take hats from the sun, and for visiting monasteries and temples (women), a supply of drinking water.

Approximate cost of excursion: 1800 rubles per person

Tour description:

The Temple of All Religions is a house in which elements of existing and extinct religions are united, built by the efforts of one person.
The Raifa Bogoroditsky Monastery (the Raifa Monastery of Our Lady) (XVII century) is located in the center of the Raifa section of the Volga-Kama Nature Reserve on the shore of a lake. This is the largest monastery in the Kazan Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church. It houses the miraculous icon of Our Lady “Georgian”. On the area of the monastery, there is a famous source of pure Raifa spring water, which you can try and collect for yourself.

 27 August (Saturday) the day after the official closing of EASTMAG-2022, we invite everybody to take part in a one-day trip to the town-island of Sviyazhsk and the Raifa Mother of the God Monastery.

The island of Sviyazhsk is a fortress city, built by the order of the Russian Tsar Ivan the Terrible for the conquest of Kazan in the middle of the XVI century. It is located 60 km apart from Kazan in a picturesque place where two rivers merge: the huge Volga and the small Sviyaga. The Assumption Cathedral (UNESCO World Heritage Site), monasteries of the XVI century, craft workshops, the life and way of life of the medieval Sviyazhsk are only part of what the guide will show and tell about.

After lunch, we will move to the Raifa Bogoroditsky Monastery (the Raifa Monastery of Our Lady) of the XVII century, where the famous miraculous Icon of Our Lady “Georgian” is located.

The monastery is located in the center of the Raifa section of the Volga-Kama Nature Reserve on the shore of a lake. On the territory of the monastery, there is a famous source of the purest Raifa spring water, which you can test and collect for yourself.

This day trip is optional, it is NOT included into the registration fee of the symposium. Approximate payment is about 3000 rubles per person for symposium participants with any kind of presentation or an accompanying person. The price includes bus travel, excursions, and meals. Please register for this trip on the first day during on-site check-in.

  To attend this trip, please choose “I plan to take part in a one-day trip to Sviyazhsk and Raifa”: Yes” at your Personal account page. An accompanying person can also be added to attend this trip. The registration will guarantee you a seat on a bus.

Please do not forget to wear comfortable shoes, take a headscarf for visiting monasteries and temples ( for ladies), a supply of drinking water.