National Library of the Republic of Tatarstan

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The National Library of the Republic of Tatarstan is located in Ushkov House – a palace that was built at the beginning of the 20th century by the son of a rich merchant Konstantin Ushkov, Alexey, for his love interest Zinaida Vysotskaya, who was a university student and a daughter of one of the professors. Both the building and its magnificent interiors have been preserved.