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.

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  • Julia S Julia S

    really enjoyed it!

    Me and my husband, we really enjoyed this place! We rushed into the hotel and managed to join the group in the very last second! The lady, that was our guide was very kind to accept our payment and...

  • Matthew M Matthew M

    Not much to see, but guide was great

    I recommend doing this, it was very informative and interested, even though it isn't really much of a "museum." Just a few rooms at the top of the hotel with some info placards on the wall and a...

  • Gared B Gared B

    A must see

    Full of history and great stories. Our tour guide was full of knowledge expertise and humor. Thankfully they allowed us to jump in and join a group last minute. Wonderful hour long tour and well...


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