In the Estonian Narva is a beautiful building, which differs from the city’s other gray Soviet architecture. This was a cultural palace, which today is completely abandoned.
The Palace of Culture is named after what the Soviet’s considered, the revolutionary Vasily Gerasimov. Vassili Gerassimov had in 1872 successfully completed a mutiny against the working line on the now Swedish-owned textile factory in Narva district Krenholm. The mutiny was the first of its kind that occurred during the Tsarist era.
What more do we know about the building? The layout inside is inspired by a theater, and the basic idea was that it would serve as a meeting place. In Narva goes Palace of Culture under the name “Gerassimovs clubhouse”.
Outside the Palace of Culture is a park with a bust of Vassili Gerassimov. In the beginning of the 2000s, the palace was bought by investors, who tragically let the building continue to decay.