Figures and Facts


Tatarstan is advantageously located in the center of the European part of Russia, at the confluence of two major rivers – the Volga and the Kama. The capital of Tatarstan - Kazan is located at a distance of 797 km east of Moscow. The total area of the republic is 68 thousand square kilometers. It is part of the Volga Federal District and borders with the Kirov, Ulyanovsk, Samara, Orenburg regions, Bashkortostan, Mari El, Udmurt Republic, Chuvashia. The largest cities of the republic are Kazan (the capital), Naberezhnye Chelny, Almetyevsk, Nizhnekamsk, Yelabuga, Innopolis - the silicon valley of Russia and the first city of IT specialists.


3.8 million people live in Tatarstan, and within a radius of 1000 km about 50% of the population of Russia. The population of Kazan is 1 million 257 thousand people. 76% of the population are urban residents, 24% are rural residents. 173 nationalities. 


3 international schools
1427 educational institutions (378 800 students)
The unique multilingual complex "Adymnar - the way to knowledge and consent"
Kazan (Volga Region) Federal University (9th place among Russian universities in the Times Higher Education ranking)
165 organizations of higher and professional education
260 000 students
41 resource centers

Logistic benefits

There are 3 airports in the Republic of Tatarstan.

Kazan International Airport named after G.M. Tukai. The airport is one of the largest transport and logistics hubs in Eurasia and the largest in terms of passenger traffic in the Volga region. There are regular international flights from 36 cities around the world, for example, from Frankfurt, Istanbul, Dubai, Prague, Baku, Budapest, etc. The number of direct flights from Moscow to Kazan totals 18 flights per day, the flight time is 1 hour 15 minutes; from St. Petersburg to Kazan - 3 flights per day, the flight time is 2 hours 5 minutes. By 2024, it is planned to open a new terminal and 12 new direct destinations.

Nizhnekamsk International Airport (Begishevo) named after N.V. Lemaev. Due to its advantageous location, Begishevo Airport serves not only passengers from nearby cities and districts of the Republic of Tatarstan, but also residents of the Udmurt Republic and Bashkortostan. The airport operates flights to 19 destinations, including Anapa, Yekaterinburg, Antalya, Dushanbe, Hurghada, Moscow, St. Petersburg and others. The flight schedule of Begishevo - Moscow consists of 9 flights, the flight time is 1 hour 40 minutes. There is a daily flight from St. Petersburg, the flight time of which is 2 hours and 10 minutes.

Bugulma Airport is designed to serve domestic flights, accepts cargo and passenger aircraft. It has the status of a regional and federal air port. Charter flights abroad are launched in the summer.

Train (1 880 km. railway tracks) is one of the most common and budget modes of transport. Traveling inside Russia, you can get to Kazan and other major cities of the republic from its different regions. At the moment, the Kazan-Moscow train schedule consists of 19 flights per day; Kazan- St. Petersburg consists of 3 flights per day.

3 river ports, 39 200 km. highways, 3 A-class logistics complexes.

Economy, industry

One of the leading regions of the Russian Federation. The gross regional product in 2020 amounted to 2 trillion 447. rubles, investments in fixed assets – 605.8 billion rubles.

USD 1 million of foreign direct investment per day, 50% of the production - for export; 164 partner countries.

Largest enterprises: PJSC TATNEFT, JSC TAIF, PJSC KAMAZ, Kazan Aviation Plant named after V.I. S.P. Gorbunov - a branch of PJSC Tupolev, PJSC Kazan Helicopter Plant, JSC Zelenodolsk Plant named after Gorky.

Investment infrastructure

The only region in Russia with 7 federal investment sites (SEZ "Alabuga", SEZ "Innopolis", PSEDA "Naberezhnye Chelny", PSEDA "Mendeleevsk", PSEDA "Zelenodolsk", PSEDA "Chistopol", PSEDA "Nizhnekamsk").

SEZ "Alabuga" - the best special economic zone of Russia and Europe.


 UNESCO World Heritage - Kazan Kremlin, Great city of Bolgar, Island-city of Sviyazhsk.

World-class events

Tatarstan annually hosts major international events. In 2013, the Summer Universiade was held here, in 2016 - the World Aquatics Championship, in 2018 - the matches of the World Cup, in 2019 - the Skills World Championship in working professions.

European Short Course Swimming Championships 2021
World Short Course Swimming Championships 2022
Volleyball World Cup 2022
World Winter Games of the Special Olympics 2022
UEFA Super Cup 2023
European Aquatics Championships 2024
FINA World Aquatics Championships 2025


Festival of Modern Urban Culture and Arts TAT CULTFEST
"Sabantuy" - national folk holiday
Kazan International Muslim Film Festival
Festival of Classical Ballet named after Rudolf Nureyev
International Jazz Festival
Opera Festival named after F.I. Chaliapin
Festival of Contemporary Music "Europe-Asia"
Theater festival of Turkic peoples "Nauruz"

Awards and ratings

Tatarstan is in the top 5 of Russia in terms of living standards
UN Prize for attracting investments in sustainable development (2018)
1st place in terms of the level of innovative activity of organizations among the constituent entities of the Russian Federation (2019)
1st place in the National rating of the investment climate in the constituent entities of the Russian Federation (2015, 2016, 2017)
Winner of the Aga Khan Award for the Public Spaces Development Program The best region of Russia for Gastronomic Tourism (National Geographic Traveler Award 2019)
1st place in the contest "Tastes of Russia 2021" in the nomination "We are chosen" (Chakchak)
Kazan is gastronomic capital of Russia (since 2021)
Kazan is officially the third capital of Russia (since 2009)
Kazan is sports capital of Russia (since 2009)




18 May 2023

International Economic Summit "Russia - Islamic World: KazanSummit-2023"

The aim of the Summit is to strengthen trade, economic, scientific, technical, social and cultural ties between Russia and the countries of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation.

18 May 2023

International exhibition of Halal industry "Russian Halal Expo'23"

Russia Halal Expo is the largest Halal industry exhibition in Russia and the only one in the Volga Federal District, which will allow manufacturers of Russia, CIS countries and far abroad to present their Halal products and services, find new sales markets, and buyers to find reliable suppliers.

2 October 2023

6th Global WorldCALL Conference

WorldCALL aims to improve the teaching of languages using computers and learning in the global community. Conference will be hosted by Kazan Federal University, Institute of Philology and Intercultural Communication, Kazan, Russia. Tentative dates: 2 to 5 October 2023