Tatar Cemetery in New Tatar neighbourhood of Kazan

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This cemetery goes back more than 250 years – to a time when some inhabitants of the Old Tatar Neighbourhood had to relocate. They moved to this area, and the New Tatar Neighbourhood was started.

Among the graves of the Cemetery, inscribed in Arabic, Latin and Cyrillic script, stand the gravestones of some of the greatest Tatar cultural figures: poet Gabdulla Tukay, writers Abdrakhman Absalyamov, Fatikh Amirkhan, Gumer Bashirov, Amirkhan Yeniki, Naki Isanbet, Fanis Yarullin, composers Sara Sadykova, Salikh Saidashev, Jaudat Faizi, Enver Bakirov, actors Shaukat Biktemirov, Gulsum Bolgarskaya, Sakhibjamal Gizzatullina-Volzhskaya, religious scholar Shigabutdin Marjani, scientist Kayum Nasyri, and painter Baki Urmanche.