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The Republic of Tatarstan is the heiress to the great Khanate of Kazan. Today it entices with its gray Kremlin towers, mosques, churches and rich museum heritage. Sviyazhsk Island Town – a prototype of Pushkin's Buyan Island, the thousand-year-old town of Yelabuga, ancient Bolgar and the charming Volga nature should all be seen with your own eyes to truly value the republic's cultural kaleidoscope: the elegant entwined Tatar and Russian traditions of Orthodoxy and Islam.More about the region