|Kazan \ in quotes \ |
Kazan in quotes
|Vladimir Putin, the President of the Russian Federation|
"The 1000-th anniversary of Kazan, without any exaggeration, is a world-wide event. I think that this is even an international event. That’s why our common aim is to make these jubilee celebrations really bright and unforgettable, and worthy of this great city, of the Republic Tatarstan and also of the whole Russia".
|Kamil Iskhakov, the Mayor of Kazan|
"In the history of every nation, every country, every city there are remarkable events that are of world-wide importance. Such an event will soon happen in the life of our city - already on August, 30, 2005 Kazan will celebrate its 1000-th anniversary".
|Alexander Gertsen, writer|
"In some way Kazan is the focus, the center of all the provinces that border on its territory in the south and east: through Kazan these provinces acquire education, customs and fashions..."
|Vladimir Mayakovsky, poet|
"When I have nothing to live on, I’ll surely come to Kazan".
(Mayakovsky visited Kazan three times and each time his performances had a great success. He attracted such a huge audience, that as the press wrote, "there was no room to move").
"This city is undoubtedly the first in Russia after Moscow..., every little thing shows that Kazan is the capital of a large kingdom".
|Michael Gorbachev, politician|
"Kazan is a wonderful city, I liked it immensely, though I was pressed for time and couldn’t see everything. And the people’s attitude was really nice".