One of Tatarstan’s Legendary Philanthropists Passes

 Photo by: Ilnar Tukhbatov Legendary Philanthropist – Asgat Galimzianov Kazan, 4 January, Source: Tatar-inform The public of Tatarstan have suffered a great loss. On the evening of 3 January 2016, Asgat Galimzianov, a legendary philanthropist who understood life as doing good deeds, passed away. Asgat Galimzianov was born on 2 March 1936 in the village of … More One of Tatarstan’s Legendary Philanthropists Passes

Kazan’s New Jewel – At the Heart of the City

Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts and Riviera Tower Limited Liability Company have signed a management contract for a new deluxe hotel in Russia. The Kazan property will help the international hotel group with Swiss roots reinforce its footing in the Eastern European market and is scheduled to open in 2016. The new outstanding hotel will follow … More Kazan’s New Jewel – At the Heart of the City

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Well it’s that time again. “Life in Russia” brought to you by an American Monkey in Kazan will be on vacation for the next several weeks. This last six months has been absolutely wonderful. I never would have thought my blog would touch as many lives as it has. It has been viewed almost 14,000 … More Stay tuned

Picture of the Day

The Temple of All Religions near Kazan, Russia. For the first time, Russian sociologists have compiled an atlas of Russia’s religions. Given the current debate on relations between the church, state and society, this atlas offers a timely and valuable look into the nature of Russian worship. Visit: Visit:  

Picture of the Day – Sept. 7

AUTUMN When I heard of your approaching, I the roadway at morning sought, With the first frost  the  rooftops  coating, And the valley in silver wrought. Down their verdant headgear throwing, The birch trees mutely grieve, And the roadway where you’re going Cover with yellow leaves. A poem by: Musa Jalil Source: Visit: