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Kgb Building File No. 1914/2014, Riga

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Kgb Building File No. 1914/2014 keeps dark secrets of interrogations, torture, and the executions of thousands. Set foot in the dark hallways of the former secret police headquarters, or "the house on the corner," as the locals called it between 1940 and 1991 during Soviet rule. Visit a stark prison cell, outfitted with only a pallet to sleep on and a window that lets in a small ray of light. Personal effects that prisoners took with them on a journey without return, such as a teddy bear or a bit sand from their spouse's grave, make the exhibits hauntingly real. Keep in mind that, while you can access part of the museum on your own, you'll need to join a tour to see others. Check the website in advance for English-language tour times. Put Kgb Building File No. 1914/2014 and other Riga attractions into our Riga tourist route planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • The Soviet occupation still looms in the air even as Latvia is already part of the European Union. It's always important to remember crimes of the past not to repeat them again and this museum does ju...  more »
  • You need to keep walking passed the Freedom monument for about 10 minutes before you get here. They do have tours in English but we couldn't wait. The entrance is though a narrow door and gives a nice...  more »
  • We were guided round. The guide was very knowledgeable and transparent. A piece of recent history, which everyone should be aware of.
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