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Osmussaar, part 2

Osmussaar was one of the key islands providing artillery cover for the Gulf of Finland. Its main purpose was to keep enemy ships out of the gulf, thus preventing them from approaching the city of Leningrad (modern St Petersburg) during … Continue reading

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Osmussaar, part 1

TweetThis place has a complicated history which calls for the introduction below – but you may skip straight to the photos. The small island of Osmussaar (modern Estonia) was once practically in the middle of the Swedish empire. Swedes called … 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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