Photos KGB Headquarter Vilnius
Photos KGB Headquarter Vilnius

Photos - KGB Headquarters Vilnius

Comtourist visited the Lithuanian capital, Vilnius in 2006 and the former KGB headquarters was the most important place we wanted to see there. Visitors can decent in the prison complex of the former Lithuanian KGB building to be witness the terror that was unleashed on thousands of people. There is also exposition dedicated to the crimes of the Soviet occupiers against the people of Lithuania.

The Baltic countries were forced back into the Soviet Union after World War II and occupied until the fall of the Soviet Union. Stalin installed a brutal terror apparatus to suppress the Baltic people, 300.000 Lithuanians alone were deported to the Gulag in Siberia. The KGB headquarters in was the most feared building in Vilnius and is now turned into a museum. The museum exists of the former prison in the basement of the building and the Genocide Victims exposition. In the former prison there are cells from different periods on display. Other rooms that can be visited are the execution chamber, water cell, guard room, watch post, confinement cell, padded cell and new arrivals cell. The aim of the exposition is to remember the surfing of the Lithuanian people under the rule of the Soviet Union. There are many interesting exhibits like KGB spy equipment, uniforms and diploma’s for loyal citizens.

Vilnius - Vilnius KGB headquarters

Former Vilnius KGB headquarters building seen from Lukiskes Square

Vilnius - Vilnius KGB headquarters

Main entrance of the former Vilnius KGB headquarters building

Vilnius - Prison corridor

Prison corridor with cell entrances in the Vilnius KGB prison

Vilnius - Prison corridor

Cell entrances in the Headquarters of the Lithuanian KGB

Vilnius - Prison corridor

Entrance to the prison area of the Vilnius KGB headquarters

Vilnius - Duty guards room

Room for the KGB prison guards on duty with guard uniforms

Vilnius - Duty officer room

Room for the KGB guards on duty with a portrait of Dzerzhinsky

Vilnius - Duty officer room

Equipment to unlock cells in the room for the officer on duty

Vilnius - New arrivals cell

Cramp cells called boxes where new arrivals would be held

Vilnius - Prisoner registration room

Room were new prisoners are photographed and fingerprints taken

Vilnius - Prison cell

Prison cell for two persons in the KGB headquarters of Vilnius

Vilnius - Post war cell

Post World War II prison cell were up to 20 prisoners were held

Vilnius - Post war cell

Bucket to be used as toilet in a post World War II prison cell

Vilnius - 1980s prison cell

Conditions for KGB prisoners had improved during the 1980s

Vilnius - Solitary confinement cell

Entrance to the small solitary confinement cell of the KGB prison

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