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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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  • Not alot to see but interesting all the same

    Like other reviewers I thought 11 euro was a bit steep but the guide was very good and it was an interesting place. You need to book but we booked just day before.

  • Actually more authentic than I thought... worth a visit

    this is a true story and a true and honest location where it all happened. the utensils on display a originals, we liked the colour exploding purse... very creative...

  • Rather interesting

    Interesting peek to the Soviet world. However we imagined a wider tour (for 11€) The guide was polite and funny although his English skills could have been better.


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