Tatarstan is economically developed region
Tatarstan is one of the most economically developed regions of Russia. The republic is located in the centre of a large industrial region of the Russian Federation, at the intersection of the most important routes connecting the east and the west, the north and the south of the country.
The most developed industries are oil production, chemistry and petrochemistry, mechanical engineering and metalworking, construction, power engineering and light industry. One of the priority areas for the Republic of Tatarstan is IT and nanotechnology. Science and education are an intellectual aid to the industry of Tatarstan.
The social and economic strategy of the Republic of Tatarstan is aimed at improving quality of life in the community and assurance of steady innovative development of the region's economy. Thanks largely to this strategy and consistent approach, Tatarstan is currently one of the leading regions of Russia.
The Republic of Tatarstan has a huge tourism potential: a variety of natural areas, rich historical and cultural heritage. Of the 27 sites on the territory of Russia inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage List, three are located in the territory of the Republic of Tatarstan: the city of Bolgar – a monument of the 10th-15th centuries, the ancient capital of the Volga Bulgaria state that existed in the 8th-13th centuries; Assumption Cathedral and monastery on the town-island of Sviyazhsk as well as the Kazan Kremlin Complex.
The fates of many renowned cultural figures have been intertwined in Tatarstan as well: singer Fedor Shalyapin, writers Leo Tolstoy, Sergey Aksakov, Maksim Gorky, Vasily Aksyonov, poets Yevgeny Baratynsky, Gavrila Derzhavin, Marina Tsvetaeva and Nikolay Zabolotsky, artists Ivan Shishkin and Nicolai Fechin.
The pride of the Tatar culture also includes classic Tatar poet Gabdulla Tukai, poet and hero Musa Dzhalil, composers Farid Yarullin, Salikh Saidashev, Nazib Zhiganov, Sofia Gubaidulina and many others.
The Republic of Tatarstan is also one of the sports leaders among the regions of the Russian Federation. The widespread creation of conditions for sports, the construction of sports facilities in Tatarstan became the basis for the formation of a healthy lifestyle among the population. Almost all regions of the republic have modern sports complexes for practicing various sports.
Tatarstan – the sports region
Tatarstan is one of the most economically developed regions of Russia
The republic is home to 3.89 million people
Tatarstan has been historically and geographically located at the junction point of two major civilisations: eastern and western, which goes a long way towards explaining its diversity. Tatarstan is one of the most multinational territories of Russia. The republic is home to 3.89 million people, representing over 173 nationalities.
There are two official languages: Tatar and Russian
The Tatar language belongs to the Turkic language family. The traditional religions of the Republic are Islam and Christianity. Catholicism, Protestantism, Judaism, and other religions are also practiced here.