The abode of evil and restless souls: why the inhabitants of Moscow bypassed the Khovrinsky hospital

The abode of evil and restless souls: why the inhabitants of Moscow bypassed the Khovrinsky hospital

03.09.2022 0 By admin

On the Web, it has long been nicknamed “Umbrella” – because of the similarity of the top view of the hulls with the sign of a biological threat, which, in turn, became the progenitor of the logo of a huge corporation from the Resident Evil franchise. The walls of this huge hospital have seen murders, gatherings of Satanists and stalkers. It all started with the grandiose plans of the Soviet authorities.

Built, built, but never built

In 1980, the idea was born to create a grandiose medical complex for 1300 (according to other sources, 1500) beds, surpassing even the famous Sklifosovsky Institute in size. This hospital was supposed to be the best in Moscow.

The choice of the district was due to the fact that at that time there were no hospitals or clinics in Khovrino. The authorities invited several eminent architects and designers, including Igor Yadrov (he took part in the design of the building in which the State Duma is now located, but specialized rather in medical institutions – he developed the project for a multidisciplinary hospital in Perovo and the first maternity hospital for mother and child to stay together) .

Five years have passed, it seemed that before the commissioning of the facility was within easy reach: plumbing work began, and furniture began to be brought into the buildings. However, in 1985 construction stopped.

To this day, it remains unknown why the hospital was never completed.