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 into our Riga sightseeing planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • We visited the old KGB prison and got an English your by Airvas. We were just 4 people. Airvas has a very touching story that moved us. Don't get confused by his quiet voice tone: he is very passionat...  more »
  • I would not want to have been arrested and took there we had the guided tour and it is well worth it  more »
  • We were a group of students visiting from Ireland and booked 2 tours online, a group of 14 and a group of 15. We prepaid for the tickets and printed them out. This was all well and good. Our tour was ...  more »
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