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A city of west-central Russia on the Volga River east of Moscow. After growing to prominence in the 1400s as the capital of a powerful Tatar khanate, Kazan was conquered by Czar Ivan IV in 1552, becoming part of Russia.
Kazan(kəˈzæn; -ˈzɑːn; Russian kaˈzanj)
(Placename) a city in W Russia, capital of the Tatar Autonomous Republic on the River Volga: capital of an independent khanate in the 15th century; university (1804); a major industrial centre. Pop: 1 108 000 (2005 est)
(Biography) Elia (ˈiːljə), real name Elia Kazanjoglous 1909–2003, US stage and film director and writer, born in Turkey. His films include Gentleman's Agreement (1947) and On the Waterfront (1954) for both of which he won Oscars, and East of Eden (1955)
the capital of the Tatar Autonomous Republic in the SE Russian Federation in Europe, near the Volga River. 1,094,000.
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|Noun||1.||Kazan - United States stage and screen director (born in Turkey) and believer in method acting (1909-2003)|
|2.||Kazan - an industrial city in the European part of Russia|