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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  • R00b R00b
    KGB museum nice

    The KGB museum is nice to go to. Book in advance since it can be full. Located on the 23 floor in a non existing room.

  • mark f mark f
    Interesting insight into life under Russian rule

    Read mixed reports about this hour long tour and decided to go anyway. Tour was interesting, informative and amusing. If you are in Tallinn it's worth the ten Euros for the tour. We were fortunate...

  • vibran vibran
    Fascinating guided tour

    The KGB Museum in the Sokos Hotel Viru is very much well worth the 10 Euros. The guide was very good and shared many interesting stories. As a great fan of spy/espionage movies/series this was a...

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