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Town Of Chistopol
July 31, 2017 14:52


(Source: http://www.kazan.aif.ru/society/details)

 The settlement of Chistoe Polye (with the name meaning “Clear Field” in Russian) was first mentioned in the chronicles in late XVII - early XVIII century.

The name of the locality, according to one version, appeared in the following way: Kama runaway peasants or schismatics settled at the Kama River, but their first free settlement was burned, and a clear field remained in its place. Then the settlement was revived, but the memory of the great fire remained in its name. In 1761, by decree of Empress Catherine II, the settlement received the status of a district town of Chistopol.

The coat of arms of the new city was described as follows: “The upper part of the shield contains the coat of arms of Kazan. The lower part has a golden branded quadrangle - measuring bucket for grain – against the green field, meaning that this new town is trading in every sort of bread”. By the beginning of XX century Chistopol was a prosperous merchant town, the second most important town in the province of Kazan, the centre of trade in grain and “all sorts of bread”, as well as one of the centres of the Volga Old Believers.

During the Great Patriotic War the town became a shelter for more than 200 members of the Union of Soviet Writers. In 2014 the Chistopol State Historical, Architectural and Literary Museum-Reserve was established.
 

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://strana.ru 

Author: Anna Dorozhkina

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