A view of the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul (Петропавловский собор), one of the main landmarks of Kazan, capital in the Republic of Tatarstan, Russia. The construction of the cathedral was financed by Kazan merchant Ivan Mikhlyaev and is built in Naryshkin Baroque style. In 1726 the cathedral was consecrated and in the same year the 45 meter high belltower was built. Two years later Ivan Mikhlyaev was buried in a tomb under the belltower. It is believed that Peter the Great's participated in laying the foundationstone of the cathedral, when he was stayed at the Mikhlayev’s house before he left for the Persian campaign in 1722, but this is not confirmed in any documents.
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