Dzerzhinsky Club Building/Urals History and Archaeology Museum

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The club named after one of the founders of the All-Russian Emergency Commission for Combating Counter-Revolution and Sabotage Felix Dzerzhinsky is another unit of the NKVD residential complex.

The four-storey building, constructed in 1932, consists of several parts, which are situated under a right angle to one another. The main detail, which makes this building unique, is the cylinder of the staircase with vertical glassed-in windows. The astonishing spiral staircase, which fans of avant-garde architecture like to take photos of, is twisted counter-clockwise. If you look up while climbing the staircase, you will see a five-pointed star.