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"Kazan Tatar horse race": With the highlands north-east of Kazan reserved for use by ethnic Russians, Tatar holidays like Saban were usually celebrated in the soggy meadows south of town. This picture depicts, in stylized form, a Tatar competition…

A view of Voskresenskaia street, one of Kazan's major thoroughfares, lined with upscale residences and shops, public buildings, and churches.

A view of the church near the central Gostinnyi Dvor marketplace.

A view over the rooftops of the centrally-located Peter and Paul Cathedral.

A view of the relatively open area north of the Kreml, dominated by the Kazan Women's Monastery. Behind the Monastery is the Kazaka River, and Zasypkinaia Street which hugs the shoreline.

A view of the so-called Suyembika tower, a structure located within the grounds of the Kazan Kreml and apocryphally claimed to predate the Russian conquest of the city in 1554.

A view of the Kazan Kreml from across the Kazanka, depicting the low, flood-prone meadows that surrounded the city.

A view of the flooded lowlands around the Kazanka River, from the Admiralty district, featuring the pyramidal "Memorial to the Soldiers who Fell during the Conquest of Kazan."

View of the bridge along the "Siberian Highway" on the north-eastern outskirts of town.

View of the Ivanovskii Monastery.
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