Tysyacheletiya Square (Millennium Square)

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It is one of the biggest squares in Russia (about 90,000 square metres (968,751 square feet)). The square was built in 1999-2002 after outdated houses were removed from the area. To 2005, it was called the Fair Square (Tashayak in Tatar – repeating the name of the old street, which used to be there), and in the year of Kazan's millennium, it was renamed to be the Millennium Square. From time to time it hosts car races, concerts, New Year celebrations and other holidays, and then the square gets a stage, spectator stands and thousands of participants. At other times, the square is perfect for photography: the Kremlin, the circus, the Pyramid cultural and entertainment center, Bulak, beginning of Kremlyovskaya Naberezhnaya (Kremlyovskaya Embankment) – great views of all sightseeing attractions in Kazan.