Senate and Synod

This building located on Senate Square used to host two organs of Imperial Russia: the Senate and the Synod. Built in 1829-1835, it was designed by architect Carlo Rossi. He completed an Empire style structure. The facade looking on Garlernaya Street contains a triumph Arc. It symbolizes the unity of the Church and the State. It reads: ”Piety and Justice”. Nowadays on wing of the building hosts the Institutional Court of Russia. The other one is home to the Boris Yeltsin Presidential Library.
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