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Hotel Viru and KGB Museum

There once was a hotel that came to be named the Viru.
The year was 1972, and there were still two decades or so until the fall of Communism and the collapse of the Soviet Union. Any hotel that was appropriate for foreign visitors also had to be appropriate for the KGB...
This museum tells the story of more than just one hotel and the KGB: it is a treasure trove of stories of two different worlds - one which existed mostly on paper, of happy Soviet citizens living in friendship and never wanting for anything, led by a wise, all-powerful group of men in a place where there were never any accidents or catastrophes; and the other real world, which was a very different and a much tougher place to live in.
Please book in advance to visit the museum.
There once was a hotel that came to be named the Viru.
The year was 1972, and there were still two decades or so until the fall of Communism and the collapse of the Soviet Union. Any hotel that was appropriate for foreign visitor
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  • good

    Very interesting place! You will definitely have a closer look at that time, not such scary as it is depicted now! I would recommend you to take a guide because there are no many things to see so you...

  • Interesting museum, tour a little crowded

    Knowledgeable guide, small museum with lots of interesting original artefacts. Small rooms so was a bit crowded at times although I know they limit numbers already. Definitely book in advance. Well...

  • Interesting museum

    We went there for a look and it is worth the visit if you are in Talin. The tour was filled with "fun" anecdotes and story of how the KGB operated from the hotel


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