Last week I visited the KGB museum which was located in the same hotel (Viru) where we stayed. The museum was just 2 floors up from our room and you had to go there along the stairs because the KGB had no elevator on their floor...damn, officially that floor never even existed! The KGB had 2 rooms, the 1st room was like an office and another room was some kind of technical space, most of the devices were in this room. About 12 people were in these small rooms at the same time with me so taking pictures was really tricky...people walking back'n forth in front of the camera etc. Iยดve read quite a lot of Cold War history and stories of former KGB agents, so I can tell you it was a really strange feeling to be in the same room where the actual KGB officers had spent about a decade! ๐Ÿ’€ The officers had to leave real quick one night in April 1991 after the declaration of independence of Estonia and they didnยดt have the time to take all the stuff with them, only the most secret folders and files. With this camera they took pictures through the wall, maybe behind the ventilation grille and other places like that. Remember, at that time there were no such mini cameras as we have today, therefore it looks a little clumsy. Looks like the serial number of the body says "N81054", in the Cyrillic alphabet the letter "N" is actually "H" and the Russians donยดt use the letter "N" written like this (am I confusing? ๐Ÿ˜€) that means that the camera and its body was possibly made in West. The underlying devices were like a central unit or servers, but I donยดt know what they really were, perhaps some kind of data processing equipment. More KGB stuff in the future. Anyone can ask me for the original files, just let me know and you got it! Have a great weekend (while waiting for Christmas ๐Ÿ˜ƒ). Con Amor, Mari ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—

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_marisol: I really wasnยดt supposed to write such a long caption ๐Ÿ˜ƒ Donยดt fall asleep while reading ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€

Posted: 2018 Dec 21 10:27:55 PM

_alessandro_: Ahaha!!!!๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ’ค๐Ÿ’ค๐Ÿ’ค

Posted: 2018 Dec 21 10:35:49 PM

_alessandro_: ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜ฑ Tutto davvero molto interessante... Davvero sembra una fotocamera, collegata ad un'ammortizzatore di una muntain bike...๐Ÿ˜‚ Ma sembra davvero incredibile la vita della spia...๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘€ Grazie mille per la bellissima storia!!!๐Ÿ’ค๐Ÿ’ค๐Ÿ’ค๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜Ž

Posted: 2018 Dec 21 10:40:02 PM


defimage2222: hehehe..., brilliant Mari .., wow m8 ๐Ÿ˜€.., straight out of a novel. , meticulousl research about this.., great image Mari.., sums it up ! .., espionage , double agents ..., haha.., superb ..., love it though

Posted: 2018 Dec 21 11:41:49 PM


mystmr61164: I'd love to visit there. We actually had a birthday party for our son at the American Spy Museum in Washington DC. It was an overnight stay, and they had prepared a mission for the kids while we toured the museum. so many cool cameras a lb d gadgets. They even had a duplicate of James Bond's Aston Martin. It was a great experience. Thanx for sharing Marisol. Have an AWESOME CHRISTMAS!

Posted: 2018 Dec 22 12:39:00 AM


ttomzz: ...now I'm picturing you in a trenchcoat and a fedora, and the Aston Martin!!! Incredible place and this photo captures alot of the ambiance...๐Ÿ˜Ž๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿค

Posted: 2018 Dec 22 1:39:41 AM


jjanner: I would love to see those photos! jjanner@live.com

Posted: 2018 Dec 22 2:49:59 AM


jjanner: Old tech is a personal favorite....

Posted: 2018 Dec 22 2:50:34 AM


el murko: That's soooo cool! Love the spy stuff and James Bond gadgets ๐Ÿ˜Ž So interesting that KGB equipment was possibly made in the West.

Posted: 2018 Dec 22 5:31:40 PM


gary22: You have a great weekend to mari.โค

Posted: 2018 Dec 22 8:48:07 PM


jerry0522: Very very cool Mari! Love that sharpness of the camera and the bokeh from the lights in the background๐Ÿ‘ I probably wonโ€™t be back on here until after Christmas so wanted to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ ๐ŸŽ…

Posted: 2018 Dec 23 10:54:09 PM


stefpics2: Old school spy stuff ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ”

Posted: 2018 Dec 25 10:19:36 AM


jj*: cool visit & story Mari!!..guess you would make a great agent as well :-) haha X

Posted: 2018 Dec 26 4:14:50 PM


ruohtula: Thanks, sound like an interesting place to see.

Posted: 2018 Dec 29 11:19:25 AM


em1ke: Iโ€™ve been there twice! Quite a good view on the city through the balcony.

Posted: 2019 Jan 5 11:01:51 AM



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