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Summer Sberbankiade Comes To Kazan
20.07.2017 15:34
Summer Sberbankiade Comes To Kazan
(Source: http://sport.rbc.ru/news)

The capital of Tatarstan hosted the grand opening of the 12th Summer Sberbankiade, the main annual sporting event of Sberbank Group.

      Around 2,000 of the Group’s top sportspeople arrived in Kazan to take part in the events. Grouped into teams, they represent Regional Banks, subsidiary banks from Kazakhstan, Belarus, and Turkey, and affiliated companies.

      The sports facilities will accommodate competitions across 12 sports: mini-football, volleyball (including beach volleyball), basketball, tennis and table tennis, swimming, running, chess, and others. Crossfit will debut at this year’s Sberbankiade. All events will take place at the sports facilities in the Universiade Village. Together with the sportspeople and fans, fifteen of the teams that got through to the finals of KVN are also in attendance. You can stay up to date on the sports and meetings of the KVN participants on a special VKontakte page.

      Kazan – the capital of the Republic of Tatarstan – is one of the largest Russian centres of culture, science and economy. The city shelters about 1100 thousand people of more than 100 nationality and covers area of about 425.3 square km located on the pgleft bank of the Volga River and on both banks of the Kazanka River. Kazan celebrated its millennium anniversary on 30 August 2005. Kazan’s history is closely linked with ancient civilization of Tatars and Bulgars. The city, located between Europe and Asia, connects East and West and keeps up the traditions of two great cultures. Kazan with its fascinating Kremlin, beautiful mosques, churches and museums, is unique for sightseeing – it is included in UNESCO’s World Heritage List. Kazan is the city of theatres, museums, music, international festivals, newest technologies, business partnerships and rich scientific potential.

      The city of Kazan hosts many industrial enterprises - aviation and chemical industry are among most developed in the region. The city also leads an active international life – it hosts Days of Finland, USA, it welcomes Orthodox culture, it cooperates with Afghanistan, Germany and Latvia. Combining East and West Kazan has residents of many nations and nationalities - here one can hear over a hundred dialects. 158 religious communities and organizations are registered in the capital of Tatarstan, four higher theological educational institutions among them. Transport is well organized in Kazan – over 150 bus, trolley bus and tram routes pierce the city. First subway line was opened recently. You will also have no problems with phone calls – wide cellular network together with city telephone network covers the city. Numerous shops and supermarkets will provide you with all necessary consumer goods. Kazan offers lots of opportunities for getting any type of education – it has a variety of educational institutions: from kindergartens to universities. Kazan’s cultural life keeps up ancient traditions and variety of events held in the city. The city provides wide range of cultural events to its guests and citizens – State Concert Hall, National cultural centre “Kazan” and Tatar State Philharmonic Hall are worth-visiting spots of the city. Kazan also has several large libraries – perfect for bookworms and those, who are simply fond of reading. As much as seven theatres are jewels in Kazan’s crown of culture – they hosted International Opera Festival, International Festival of classical ballet, International modern music festival “Europe-Asia” and many other events. Kazan also has a circus, several cinemas, picture galleries and a water park.

       


      
Kazan, the capital of Tatarstan, a rich and populous city, with peacefully co-existing Muslim mosques and Orthodox Churches, Polish Roman-Catholic churches and synagogues, was known throughout Russia and abroad. It is world known by its goods, historical heritage and architecture. This city is rightfully called "East capital" of Russia.

      
 

      
 One who visited Kazan at least at once will remember this city forever. He will remember its open-work lattices, cobblestone causeway, harmonious maiden priory, necklace of Muslim mosques’ minarets, smooth and calm Kaban Lake, Volga River at a distance, beautiful and always-young Kremlin.

      
 

      
Tatarstan is a multinational and multiethnic region that preserves history and cultural heritage of all the peoples inhabiting the area. It offers a wonderful variety of sights and unforgettable views, especially if you come to Kazan by boat.

      
 

      
Everyone, who visited Kazan, opens for himself an innermost essence and glamour of the city being an alloy of great historical past, glorious actuality and beautiful future.

      
 

      
How to get there and away

      
 

      
Air

      
 

      
There are daily one-hour flights to/from Moscow (Aeroflot). There are also twice-weekly flights to/from Frankfurt (Lufthansa).

      
 

      
TrainFrequent trains link Kazan to Moscow’s Kazansky station (about 12 hours). Many also serve Yekaterinburg (14 hours, east), and Perm (17 hours). Besides, the railway station is a great attraction itself.

      
 

      
Bus

      
 

      
There are daily buses to Ulyanovsk (5 hours) and Nizhny Novgorod (8 hours).

      
 

      
Boat

      
 

      
It’s also possible to come to Kazan by boat, the route goes along a very scenic route. 

      
 

      
How to get to Kazan Airport - Book Transfer Online

      
 

      
One of the best ways is to book a transfer to Kazan Airport online in advance, when you have time to choose the right taxi-company providing English-speaking drivers.

      
 

      
You can catch a taxi upon your arrival right at the airport, but you should always beware of riding an unlicensed taxi. Remember, that riding an unlicensed taxi may be dangerous, besides, the prices asked before and after the ride may vary greatly. 

      
 

      
Booking a transfer to Kazan Airport  online is especially convenient if you have a late flight, as you may feel sure you'll not get stuck in a traffic jam at night. 

      
 

      
Russia-IC recommends Kiwi transfer service and transfers from/to the airport. Here you can make a booking to Kazan Airport and choose the car you like including the class of the car, standard or business.

      
 

      
All cars are equipped with GPS, and are constantly checked, all drivers are licensed. Most cars are equipped with terminals, so you can pay taxi with credit card (American Express, Visa, Master Card etc.).

      
 

      
How to book transfer to Kazan Airport online:

      
 

      
1. Find the route you want

      
Choose Kazan Airport, city or train station in the search box. 

      
 

      
2. Book transfer online

      
Specify the date and time of the transfer, the flight number, the hotel address or name and other details of the trip. Leave your contact details and make a prepayment. As soon as you do it, the car is booked.

      
 

      
3. Driver will meet you

      
At the appointed time and place, our driver will pick you up. He will be with your nameplate and all necessary information about the trip. He will help you with the luggage and comfortably take you to your destination.

      
 

      
This is the easiest way to get to Kazan Airport.

Sources: http://www.sberbank.ru 

Author: Anna Dorozhkina

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