Palace of Culture named after Lenin in the Nizhny Novgorod, Russia is now one of the largest abandoned buildings in the city. Palace of Culture built in 1927, in honor of the 10th anniversary of the victory of the October Revolution. This palace with an area of more than 11 thousand square meters is an architectural monument of regional importance.
The style of building is classified as Pre-Constructivism — in the USSR it existed for only a few years and was banned. Palace of Culture named after Lenin was closed in 2008 when the walls were threatened with collapse. The windows were not boarded up from the library side. Unfortunately, the interior is almost empty apart from broken furniture and empty bottles. Of course, all the trash is still left.
A powerful entrance with columns and balconies greets us with boarded up doors.
The inscription is exists and proclaims that this palace was built in 1927 in honor of the 10th anniversary of the Great October Revolution.
All windows and doors are boarded up, filled with iron sheets and plywood.
Climbing inside, we found ourselves on the premises of some former club. Apparently, after the closure of the palace of culture, the square was rented out to various organizations.
There are tall windows and a hefty balcony. You may feel the scope of building construction.
View from the window to the balcony. Gypsum head.
Move into the depths of the building in search of the main hall.
A large number of wide flights of stairs lead in different directions throughout the building.
The old beautiful doors. Each floor is marked with a different door color.
We climb onto the balcony that we saw at the beginning in the large hall and there we find the way inside the main room of this palace.
We go out to the left-hand box of the mezzanine and are immediately amazed at the size of this hall. For a palace of culture, it is simply huge.
A scene topped with the emblem of the USSR.
The feeling that you are in a real theater.The hall was designed for 1350 seats.
A monstrously large chandelier still hangs over the auditorium.
Symbols of the past.
And the most amazing thing is that it was built back in 1927.
Now let’s leave this hall and wander around this abandoned Soviet building a little more.
And again… stairs and doors.
Long corridors with many doors and terrible condition of the walls.
The most valuable things have long been taken away. Mostly inside the trash heap. The room with rows of armchairs. There must have been meetings or lectures here.
A lot of Soviet propaganda stands have remained in the palace.
Few more paintings.
In some rooms, forgotten rarities may be found.
Pennant “To the Winner of the 3rd All-Union Festival of Folk Art in the Gorky Region”
A huge bust of V.I. Lenin
Once the Soviet palace opened its doors and people were greeted, the building was designed for different ages, there were numerous circles, sections, studios, libraries, and student reading rooms were working, in the evening in a huge hall fans of classical and contemporary art gathered.
Nobody needs it now.
The amazing photos from in and around the abandoned Palace of Culture named after Lenin were taken by Deni-Spiri. Deni-Spiri is a photographer who travels a lot and shares his captured moments with his followers.
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