Once upon a time, there was a clinical hospital with a children’s department that was built in the Stalin-era. It was massive and solid and featured numerous staircases, elevators, spacious attics, fanciful basements and a
few built-in anti-radiation shelters. One day someone closed the hospital for reconstruction and took out its equipment and furniture. Then something went wrong and the building became abandoned...
Novosibirsk Opera and Ballet Theater is the most important theatre in Novosibirsk and Siberia. It was completed in February, 1944, the first performance being held on May 12th, 1945. It is the largest theater in Russia (larger than the
Bolshoi Theater in Moscow!). Located in downtown Novosibirsk, on Lenin Square, it is the symbol of the city. After its renovation in 2005, its computerized stage equipment became the most technically advanced in Russia.