|UNESCO #980 - Historic and Architectural Complex of the Kazan Kremlin|
Thursday, August 15, 2013
Kazan Kremlin - RUSSIA - UNESCO #980
One official card - it's really good to receive them! This came from Russia, sent by a postcrosser from Kazan, showing the Kremlin with the river Volga behind. Thank you very much Kate for picking a UNESCO site for my collection. Your postcard rises it to 128, 853 to go. This postcard took 22 days to arrive!
Built on an ancient site, the Kazan Kremlin dates from the Muslim period of the Golden Horde and the Kazan Khanate. It was conquered by Ivan the Terrible in 1552 and became the Christian See of the Volga Land. The only surviving Tatar fortress in Russia and an important place of pilgrimage, the Kazan Kremlin consists of an outstanding group of historic buildings dating from the 16th to 19th centuries, integrating remains of earlier structures of the 10th to 16th centuries.