Monday, November 29, 2010

RUSSIA ~Kazan-National Library~

Received a great building from "Tatarstan" a republic in the east-central part of European Russia. The republic lies in the middle Volga River basin around the confluence of the Volga and Kama rivers. Kazan is the capital.

With three nice stamps!

National library of the Republic of Tatarstan is the main state book library. Library stock numbers more than 3 million 200 thousand documents including 85 thousand documents in Tatar language. Today the national library occupies three buildings. Central building is one of the oldest and most beautiful mansions in Kazan, which was built according to the project of architect Karl Myufke in 1903-1906.Large manufacturer Aleksey Ushkov built this mansion for his wife Zinaida Ushkova.

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