Kazan: The place where pluralism is celebrated and wearing scarf is normal for Russians

The first thing that’d cross my mind when anyone mentions Kazan is Ivan the Terrible. Well, that was before I arrived in Kazan,that is, According to legend, after Ivan the Terrible seized Kazan, he wanted to celebrate by taking the deposed Khan's niece, Suyumbike, as his bride. Of course the beautiful Princess Suyumbike said no at first. She would only agree to marry him if he could build a tower higher than either of them had ever seen. The spire was erected in just six days. What a dedication, aye? 

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