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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.
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    • Great dose of history in an entertaining way

      tripadvisor rating 5 of 5
      November 30, 2022 By Dianecarole2000

      Brilliant, I was not really thinking this could be interesting, but the guide really brought this to life and made it interesting. I would recommend if you get the chance.

    • Best tour of the trip!

      tripadvisor rating 5 of 5
      November 19, 2022 By Josh D

      Brilliant tour and learnt so much for the tour guide. Everything was so authentic and eye opening - the highlights of the trip!

    • Small but impactful

      tripadvisor rating 4 of 5
      November 13, 2022 By Michael M

      Small museum with displays of dungeon-like rooms where KGB conducted interrogations during Soviet era. Staff were passionate about Estonian history.