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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  • Very interesting!

    Did the museum tour yesterday and loved it! Not always into guided tours but I have to say the guy who did this one (sorry forget name) really made it. He was funny and very interesting and very...

  • Interesting Museum about the Soviet period in Tallinn

    In one of the main streets in Tallinn, that is, in Viru Valjak str. in Sokos Hotel Viru is settled this KGB Museum. We visited this museum, paying a little bit expensive tickets. There is a guided...

  • Estonia under communism

    Great expose if the communist era in Estonia. Guided tours in English available. Great views over Tallinn but the history is astounding. Very interesting.


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