On the whole territory of Russia only in Gusev there is a memorial church to the fallen heroes during the First World War. This is more than a church: there are plans to open a museum dedicated to the First World War on the ground floor. The construction was initiated by Nikolai Tsukanov, Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to the Northwest Federal District. The cathedral was built in the centre of the town for five years. The architect of the project is Ivan Kanaev.