Kazan Banking School
Central Bank of the Russian Federation
63 Yershova Street
Kazan, Tatarstan  420061

Tel:  7-8432-76-14-91

Our Lady of Kazan


Mr. Andre Yestrative
Mr. George Lobatienkov
Ms. Ludmila Hahina

NMR Host:
Mr. Alexander Petrov
4-80 Komarova Street
Kazan, Tatarstan  420087
Office Tel:  7-8432-75-09-33

Two Extremely Stalwart Members of the
Kazan Banking School Faculty

On the steps of Kazan Banking School

The Tatar Struggles To Be Free

NMR Presentation:
September 7 & 8, 1999
  • Met with school administrators and teachers.
  • Auditorium Lecture, followed by Q & A session -  entire school, student body and teaching  staff, in attendance (75 minutes).
  • Senior English Class forum for discussion with Q & A Discussion  (30minutes).



    School Information:

  • The Kazan Banking School (KBS) of the Bank of Russia - a multifunctional educational institution - is a structural subdivision of the Central Bank of Russia.  KBS was established to train middle-level specialists for the Central Bank and credit institutions.
  • Students:  ~300 young men and 15-20 young women
  • ~500 Long-distance students
  • 40 Teachers

  • Courses taught:  Philosophy; English; History; Physics; Math; Social Studies; Russian (language and literature); Tatar language; German; Business; Finance; Banking Operations; Gymnastcs and Weight Training (equipment provided by Kettle) 45 computers with intermittent connections to the Internet.

    Kazan Banking School’s Mission Statement:

  • Provide the most comprehensive education to meet the needs of Russia’s burgeoning banking industries.
  • The complete formation of the individual: able and confident in the ability to make independent decisions and resolve problems arising from unfamiliar situations.
  • To provide exposure to both international and native economic and banking practices throughout the training process and in the choice of educational materials used.
  • And finally, enlarging the pool of qualified teachers for courses provided by the National Bank, the Cash and Accounting Center and commercial banks.



        Today’s KBS is the fourth incarnation of The Leningrad Credit Accounting Technical School, founded in April 1942. In 1949, three technical schools, the Kazan Credit-Accounting Technical School of the Prombank (Industrial Bank), the Tatar Technical School of Economics and Finance (under the auspices of the Ministry of Finance), and the Leningrad Credit-Accounting Technical School (a subdivision of the State Bank) fused. 
        From 1949 to 1993, the Kazan Technical School of Credit and Finance functioned first under the authority of the Ministry of Finance and then the State Bank of the USSR.  In 1993, the Kazan Credit-Accounting Technical School, under the order of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation, concerning transformation of technical schools of the Russian Federation, was reorganized into the institution it remains today.
    In its 57 year history, KBS has trained more than 20,000 banking specialists.
        Today, KBS has two primary programs: a fulltime, three-year program, and a correspondence program for long-distance learners. Each program has two levels. Level I covers the basics. It provides training for would-be economists with middle-level education. Full-timers complete the program in 22 months; part-timers (correspondence students) in 30 months. The Level II course is for advanced placement of banking specialists.  Full-timers complete Level II in 30 months, part-timers in 42 months.
        KBS is a modern educational institution, providing a balanced and diverse education for the training of Russia’s future banking specialists. The school has:

  • 17 classrooms, furnished with desks that would meet European standards.
  • A linguaphone lab, including three computer classes. The computers are linked to Globalnet, a local provider.  A consultation room, where teachers and students can work together to coordinate methodical and educational programs and work on new perspectives for the rapidly changing future prognoses.  An Information and Enquiry Department, consisting of about 36,000 books.  A gym and health complex, complete with 2 showers, a physical examination room, a relaxation lounge, a canteen, and a weight training room.
  • A well-furnished hostel with 690 beds.
  • A hotel for students who require room during training and re-training sessions.



    Usually graduates proceed to the 3rd level course of study at a financial or economic institution (a university, for example). Some, e.g., Anastasia Petrova, Alexander the philosopher’s daughter, hope to pursue somewhat unrelated careers by attending a 5-year university. Anastasia wants to focus on journalism, albeit journalism with an eye to English-Russian reporting/translation, specializing in banking and financial issues.
    "Life is beautiful
    Only through freedom.
    A brave heart's reward
    Is everlasting life."
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