Destiny Defined – Tatarstan

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Released: Destiny 2: Season of the Worthy

Rarity: Exotic

Category: Other

SubCategory: Jumpship

Affiliations: Rasputin

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The lore entry is notable for the translation provided by Ana Bray of Rasputin’s words.

Definition Summary

Tatarstan also spelled Tartarstan: origin, the Tartar people and Persian word “Stan” which means “state” or “country”. A semiautonomous region of west-central Russia and site of a powerful Bulgar state after the 8th century, the region was conquered by Mongols in the 13th century and then by Ivan the Terrible in 1552.

It is the site of a powerful Bulgar state after the 8th century and was conquered by Mongols in the 13th century and by Moscow in 1552. The Tatar Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic was established in 1920 and in 1991 declared its independence. Later in 1994, they joined with the Russian Federation.

Tatarstan is a multicultural and diverse country with countless ethnicities brought together and is the second largest ethnic population of Russia.

During the 6-7th centuries, the territory of Tatarstan was part of the Turkic Khaganate which inhabited the Magyar tribes. Volga Bulgarians later conquered the lands and formed an early feudal state of Volga-Kama Bulgaria. This state gained independence and repeatedly entered military conflicts with Kievan Rus.

During the 13th century, Volga Bulgaria fell to the Mongol prince and became part of the Golden Horde. This conflict created the Volga Tatars. The Tatar-Mongol yoke over Russia was scarred by suppression, numerous raids, and collecting tribute from Russian villages by the Golden Horde.

In 1552 when Russian troops (under the command of Ivan IV the Terrible) conquered the territory it was annexed to Russia. Tatarstan is east of Moscow counts 41 localities, including the cities: Kazan and Naberezhnye Chelny.

Tatarstan is beautiful and now a major feature of the Trans-Siberian railway journey. Nicknamed the “Third Capital of Russia” it is colorfully lit and has a very rich cultural and historical heritage. This is why for centuries the region has had such impressive religious tolerance.

It is Russia’s cultural melting pot and home to the citadel of Tatarstan, an elaborate piece of architecture from Kazan Kremlin that dates back to the times of Ivan the Terrible. 

One of the three leaning towers of Russia was built here by the troops of Ivan the Terrible in only 4 weeks, this architectural complex includes 4 monasteries, 3 churches, 2 cathedrals, and a bell tower.

The capital of Tatarstan, Kazan houses the only Temple of All Religions in Russia, bringing together architectural elements of 16 world religions.

Kazan has a huge sports infrastructure and has repeatedly hosted sports events on a world level, including two World Hockey Championships, Summer Universiade, World Fencing Championship, and the FIFA World Cup in 2018.

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