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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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  • Interesting cross-section of cruel and authoritarian administration of east block history. Worth on seeing, interesting guided tour 
  • Go to the exhibition it's free and take about half an hour to read through the info boards before paying for the guided tour which is 5 euro. The tour is most informative about the dark days of the Ch...  more »
  • This is a very small museum of which you can visit a small part for free. They have a lot of information on the history of the KGB. Very interesting to read and see the pictures.