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Saint Anne’s Lutheran Church

Empress Anna I allocated funds to the German Lutheran community so that they could build a first church in 1740. The contemporary building, also named after her, was built in 1775-1779. The church, designed by architect Georg Veldten, is characterized by a semi-rotunda with an ionic colonnade. It is surmounted by a small dome supported by six columns. Although the church was built in Neo-Classic style, its altar is baroque. Closed in 1935, Saint Anne’s church became a few years later the Spartak movie theatre. In the 1990s religious services resumed but they were interrupted again in 1997 when the church was turned into a night club. In 2002 a fire badly damaged the building.
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