Presidential Palace

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This palace was built on the ruins of Khan's Palace in 1845-1848 to the design of Konstantin Ton, the architect of the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour and the Bolshoi Kremlin Palace in Moscow. The interiors were the work of Mikhail Korinfsky, who also decorated the interiors of the Church of the Icon of Our Lady of Georgia at Raif and the University of Kazan. In Soviet times, this was the seat of the Council of Ministers and the Supreme Soviet of the TASSR (Tatar Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic). It is currently the residence of the President of the Republic of Tatarstan.