The Russians managed to occupy the city briefly several times.Kazan Khanate was making constant plundering raids on Russia. The number of slaves was up to 10% of the population.With a dating history that boasts Joe Jonas, Chace Crawford, Jared Followill and Broadway's Spider-Man, Reeve Carney, Ashley nonetheless has said in the past she's careful not to let romance distract her from work.However, the Glee star wanted nothing to do with it […] Gorgeous Photos of Katy Perry (Men’s Fitness) Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo Are Having a…One legend claims that the city was named after the river Kazanka, which was named after the son of a Bulgar governor dropped a copper cauldron into it.Other local legends, including research by the Tatar scholar Shigabetdin Marjani, claim that the city was named for the resemblance of the hill on which it sits to an upturned cauldron.There is a long-running dispute as to whether Kazan was founded by the Volga Bulgars in the early Middle Ages or by the Tatars of the Golden Horde in the mid-15th century, as written records before the latter period are sparse.
Tatars in the Russian service were settled in the Tatar Bistäse settlement near the city's wall.In 2015, Kazan was visited by 2.1 million tourists, which is a 20% increase in comparison with 2014.The Kazan Kremlin was visited by 1.5 million tourists in 2015, and the city's hotel and entertainment complex with an aquapark called "Kazan Riviera" was visited by 1 million tourists. The most accepted legends derive it from the Bulgar (and also modern Tatar) word qazan, which means 'boiler' or 'cauldron'.Archaeological explorations have produced evidence of urban settlement in three parts of the modern city: in the Kremlin; in Bişbalta at the site of the modern Zilantaw monastery; and near the Qaban lake. If Kazan existed in the 11th and 12th centuries, it could have been a stop on a Volga trade route from Scandinavia to Baghdad.