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Uglich City Council

 Uglich City Council

 

 

Location: Ostrovskaya Street 8

 

 

 

 

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Uglich City Council

Uglich City Council

The building of Uglich City Duma or City Council was built in the Classical architectural style in 1813- 15. For more than 100 years it housed the whole administration of Uglich including Uglich Police, City Government, City Council, Guild Council, court, bank, archive room, a hall for public meetings and parish and district school. Uglich City Council stands on the South- Eastern part of Uglich Kremlin on the slope of the medieval moat that used to defend historic part of the town and natural Kameny Brook. It is a two story simple, but elegant building with two distinct symmetrical facades, decorated with six columns that support portico of the Tuscan order. The best view of Uglich City Council is from Filippovsky bridge.

 

Uglich City Council is open to the public. Interior of rooms are simple and fairly ascetic, a feature of era of Emperor Alexander I. Its vaulted halls, forged doors and spacious halls. Red Hall is a former meeting room for the City Duma or City Council. Executive branch of Uglich government was disbanded after Russian Revolution (1917), when Bolshevik officers stormed this building. Music Room commonly hosts a variety of musical concerts. Additionally Uglich City Council buildings contains a small Historic Museum dedicate to Uglich history.

 

 

 

 

 


 

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