The interior of Peter and Paul Cathedral is as impressively decorated as several of the imperial palaces in and around Saint Petersburg. The dominate color is gold. The arch above the central altar is supported by Corinthian columns. Next to them are winged statues of Peter and Paul, the cathedral’s namesakes and patron saints. Toward the base is an icon of Theotokos (Virgin Mary) with the Apostles gathered at her feet. The gilded crown represents Christ enthroned.