Iset Hotel

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Iset Hotel, built in 1931, is the central building of the KGB servicemen Village. The 11-storey building, which resembles a horse shoe, was built as a dormitory for NKVD officers with small families. In the small rooms there were no kitchens. The canteen, lecture halls, the library and the premises for different affinity groups were in the next club, where you could come from the dormitory using a passage, which is currently blocked. In the 1930s the building was one of the most magnificent, beautiful and imposing in Sverdlovsk. Postcards with its photos were produced, and in 1937 in Spain a post stamp with the image of the main building of the NKVD residential complex appeared.

Several years ago the hotel was closed for a reconstruction, and in 2015 it was opened once again for the Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art. During three months the building showed works of contemporary artists from all over the world. Now Iset is closed again, its further faith of the constructivism monument is still unknown.