Literally located in the center of Russia, Kazan is a kind of bridge between Western and Eastern civilization, the Christian and Muslim worlds. In Kazan, people of more than 115 nationalities live in an atmosphere of friendliness and tolerance. This is a multi-confessional city, home to mosques, Orthodox churches, Lutheran churches, Catholic chapels, Jewish synagogues and other places of worship.

There are two official languages ​​in Kazan – Russian and Tatar language. The national education has the status one of the priority areas of state policy of the Republic of Tatarstan.
Kazan is a city with a thousand-year history and rich culture, located on the left bank of the Volga River, the capital of the Republic of Tatarstan, the largest city in the Volga region, an important industrial, scientific, educational and cultural center of Russia, home to more than 1.3 million people. The city has the title "The Third Capital of Russia".
Kazan has repeatedly hosted high-level international competitions in various sports, including the 26th World Summer Universiade in 2013, the FINA Aquatics Championship, as well as a number of matches of the FIFA Confederations Cup and the FIFA World Cup. In February-March 2024, the first ever Future Games were held in Kazan. During the period from June 12-23, 2024, international sports games of the BRICS countries will be held in Kazan.
The capital of Tatarstan is a youth city, which is a scientific and educational center. These are more than 30 universities and branches. In 2019, the city welcomed participants of the world championship in professional skills “WorldSkills”.
Kazan is developing all areas of tourism: urban, cultural, gastronomic, etc. The city has earned the reputation of a rapidly developing tourist center, which was visited by more than 4 million tourists in 2023. Within the city there is the Kazan International Airport named after Gabdulla Tukay, whose route network in different years included up to 90 destinations.
The leading industries of Kazan are: chemical industry, food industry, mechanical engineering and electronics. Due to its geographical location, Kazan is the most important logistics center in Russia, where the main water, air, road and railway routes of Russia's transport infrastructure intersect.
The capital of Tatarstan occupies a leading position in investment and construction in the Volga region, in the provision of modern shopping centers and in the total capital of its own banks in Russia. The city is home to Russia's largest technology park in the field of high technologies, IT Park, as well as one of the largest technology parks in Europe, “Идея” “Idea”.
Every year Kazan hosts a large number of international festivals. The most popular of them are the Rudolf Nureyev Classical Ballet Festival and the Fyodor Chaliapin International Opera Festival. But no less popular and colorful are such festivals as the cultural and charity festival for special children “Добрая волна” (Good Wave), the Kazan International Muslim Film Festival, the International Music Festival “СоТворение” (Creation) and many others.
The forum was organized by the Kazan City Hall together with the International Association “UCLG Eurasia”
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