Exactly 215 years ago, on November 17, in the new style, Emperor Alexander I signed the Affirmative Certificate and the Charter of the Imperial Kazan University.

Over the course of its long history, our university has gone through many stages and it has changed many names: “Kazan State University” (1918), “KSU named after V. I. Ulyanov-Lenin” (1924), “Kazan Order of the Red Banner of Labor State University named after V.I.Ulyanov-Lenin” (1955), “Kazan Order of Lenin and the Order of the Red Banner of Labor V.I. Ulyanov Lenin State University” (1979), “Kazan State University named after V.I. Ulyanov-Lenin” (KSU) from the early 1990-s, “Kazan (Volga Region) Federal university” in 2011.

Throughout all these years, Kazan University has always been the flagship of Russian education, the best intellectuals of Russia have studied or worked in it – politician V.I. Ulyanov-Lenin, writers S.T. Aksakov, L.N. Tolstoy, P.I. Melnikov-Pechersky, V.V. Khlebnikov, composer M.A. Balakirev, artist V.I. Jacobi, creator of non-Euclidean geometry N.I. Lobachevsky, chemist A.M. Butlerov and many others, and the brand of the university became recognizable far beyond the borders of Russia.

Today, on this holiday, students from different countries wish Kazan Federal University a happy birthday and further development and prosperity!