Kazan is a feast of a city. Cold winters and hot summers, Muslim minarets and Orthodox monasteries, the ancient archeological sites and the science city of Innopolis, forest steppes, taiga and the Great Silk Road all mix in the cauldron that is the Tatar capital. The result of this melting pot is the self-sufficient and self-assured third capital of Russia that each year extends a warm welcome to a million guests who come here to experience all sorts of impressions and emotions.
Kazan 2018 | Monument to PhilanthropistHere is also a Monument to Philanthropist - an elderly man leading a horse harnessed to a cart, in which children are sittingHere is also a Monument to Philanthropist - an elderly man leading a horse harnessed to a cart, in which children are sitting
Monument to Philanthropist
Here is also a Monument to Philanthropist - an elderly man leading a horse harnessed to a cart, in which children are sitting. The sculpture by Asiya Minnullina and Andrei Balashov captured Asgat Galimzyanov - one of the most famous and respected persons in Tatarstan. He was born in 1936, after service in the armed forces he worked in the police, and then became a driver at the Kazan farm market. As he was selling fattened cattle, he spent all the received money to help orphanages in Tatarstan, Chuvashia and Bashkortostan and clients in nursing homes. He helped people after the earthquake in Armenia’s Spitak, and those who suffered from the Chernobyl accident. In 2010, he gave his apartment in the center of Kazan to migrants from Kazakhstan and returned to live in the uncomfortable wooden house near the Kazan market place. Back in the Soviet times, Asgat Galimzyanov was awarded the Order of Red Banner of Labor, and in 2007 he won the St. Andrew prize "For Faith and Loyalty."