Kazan – is the capital of the Republic of Tatarstan, and one of the largest and most beautiful cities of Russia, which is on the list of UNESCO World Heritage cities
Development of modern culture specifically contributes into maintenance of inter-confessional relationships: creating conditions for the conservation and enhancement of religious values and heritage of different nationalities. Implementation of the law has improved moral climate strengthening cultural connections between East and West, which for several centuries has united Kazan. Evidencing that Kazan was recognized to be the best city of Russia in 2004 and became the All-Russian Public Prize “The Russian National Olympus” winner.
In 2005, Kazan celebrated the 1000th anniversary of its founding. The city gave itself heaps of presents and became a real tourism capital of Russia. In April 2009, the Russian Patent Office granted Kazan the right to brand itself as the “Third Capital” of Russia and also as the “Sports capital of Russia”. The city hosted the 2013 Summer Universiade, 2014 World Fencing Championships and the 2015 World Aquatics Championships, will host the 2017 World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships, and the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Kazan has repeatedly hosted sports competitions of continental scale: the 2011 European Weightlifting Championships, the 2014 World Fencing Championships, the 16th FINA World Championships and 2017 is not an exception. The city will host the FIFA Confederations Cup. In addition to this, as it became known at the World Investment Forum, currently taking place in Sochi, Kazan will host the championship WorldSkills Russia in 2018. This is necessary to try out new sites that will be built for the world’s largest professional skills competition, WorldSkills in 2019.