Monthly Archives: August 2011


Vilnius used to be a diverse, vibrant city – but today it feels more like a museum. Geographically it’s somewhere in the middle of Europe: the exact location is supposed to be some 30 km from Vilnius – although both … Continue reading

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KGB stronghold in Viru hotel

During the mid-1960:s, Soviet authorities decided to allow more foreign tourists to enter the country. Several key cities were chosen, among them Tallinn. New passenger ferries with Western visitors started to arrive from Finland in 1965 at the hastily built … Continue reading

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Abandoned Soviet resort

The old Plywood and Furniture factory outside Tallinn used to provide jobs for many thousand workers. This is an abandoned holiday home complex that used to belong to the factory. The furniture factory actually dates back to before the Soviet … Continue reading

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MPTK HM-0670

MPTK HM-0670 used to be a Russian fishing vessel.

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