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Sviyazhsk Island (Tatarstan, Russia), or How Ivan the Terrible Conquered Kazan

Русская версия   Thirty kilometers from Kazan up the Volga river, there is a city of Sviyazhsk. A small island of the great history. The stronghold town was built in the forests, transported by the Volga River, and assembled within one summer month of 1551. Sviyazhsk was constructed as a fortress of Ivan the Terrible, who conquered Kazan from it.
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