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The Public Offices
The architect V. I. Kaftyrev, who created the first comprehensive city plan for Kazan, constructed the Public Offices building, situated along the driveway inside the Kremlin leading from the Spasskaya to the Tainitskaya Towers, in the 1770s. The main facade of the building is designed in style of late classicism, and the court facades feature details which date back to the late-18th century.
|The Spasskaya Tower and the National Museum of the Republic of Tatarstan|
At the same time the religious complexes of the Kremlin are echoed in the nearby urban groupings of the Peter and Paul Cathedral (1723-1726) and the John the Baptist Monastery (1555-1564). The Kazan Kremlin thus serves as the quintessence and the focal point for all architectural ideas and solutions used in Kazan, and it still continues to fulfill its special historical, spiritual and town-planning role.