Hotel Viru unveils its shady past

A NEW museum dedicated to the work of the KGB has opened in the Estonian capital of Tallinn.

Equipment used for KGB spy operations, preserved on the top floor of the hotel.

Equipment used for KGB spy operations, preserved on the top floor of the hotel.

Based on the top floor of the Viru Hotel, a former headquarters for KGB spy operations, it preserves rooms and equipment used by the Soviet security agency to eavesdrop on individuals between 1972 and its dissolution in 1991.
The ‘KGB floor’ also offers panoramic views of Tallinn.
Groups of up to 25 people can book a guide to hear about the Viru, one of Estonia’s best-known hotels, and the role of the KGB in its history. Tours are also available outside of the museum’s usual opening hours for parties booked in advance.
Groups can also book rooms at the Viru, and a reduced rate of entry is available for the museum to hotel residents.

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