Tuesday, July 17, 2012

RUSSIA - Historic and Architectural Complex of the Kazan Kremlin

"Built on an ancient site, the Kazan Kremlin dates from the Muslim period of the Golden Horde and the Kazan Khanate. It was conquered by Ivan the Terrible in 1552 and became the Christian See of the Volga Land. The only surviving Tatar fortress in Russia and an important place of pilgrimage, the Kazan Kremlin consists of an outstanding group of historic buildings dating from the 16th to 19th centuries, integrating remains of earlier structures of the 10th to 16th centuries." -

Postcard 1
"The oldest building is the Annunciation Cathedral, with blue domes...
And the most conspicuous landmark is the leaning Soyembika Tower, the red one...",
 shares Olya. Again, thank you so much Olya for the great cards!

Postcard 2
Thank you so much Julia for sending this card for me! 
Special thanks for the beautiful stamps!

Postcard 3

Thank you so much Marina for granting my wish to have this card! =)

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