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The KGB Building – The "Corner House"


About the KGB Building

The Soviet regime was supported by the Soviet political secret police, the so-called Cheka. It was founded in December 1917 as “The All-Russian Special Commission” for combating counterrevolution and sabotage. It quickly established a large and oppressive apparatus that searched for and physically eliminated opponents and suspected opponents of the Bolshevik regime.

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Visit the KGB Building in Riga!

The Museum offers guided tours of the basement prison cells and an exhibition about the history of KGB activities in Latvia during the Soviet occupation.

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Virtual tour of the KGB Building

The Museum of the Occupation of Latvia together with the Latvian Institute offers a virtual tour of the Corner House – the former KGB headquarters in Riga.

The virtual tour is here: >>