From a swimming pool to the seat of a bishopric
The Lutheran Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul in St. Petersburg is Russia's largest Protestant Lutheran church. The Soviets transformed it into a storage hall and, in 1962, into a swimming pool. A diving board was installed at the altar. It reopened as a church in 1992. Since 1993, it's been the bishopric seat of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Central Asia.