Admiring the Agricultural Palace

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The building known as the Agricultural Palace was erected in 2010, replacing some unsafe structures lining Fedoseyevskaya Ulitsa (Fedoseyevskaya Street) near the park of the same name. It houses the Ministry of Agriculture and Food of Tatarstan, the Veterinary Authority, and a few other agencies. Locals and visitors tend to have mixed feelings about this impressive building, featuring Empire and Classicist influences, complete with portals and a dome. Some call this kitsch, others admire Agricultural Palace as a symbol of anew Kazan.