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Former KGB building

Former KGB building

No visit to Moscow would be complete without a quick visit to what was, for much of the 20th century, the most notorious building in the world. The bland, bulky sandstone building was originally built as the headquarters of an insurance company in 1897. However, after the revolution it became the headquarters of the KGB, and the epicentre of that nefarious organisation's reign of terror over the city during Stalin's time. There are headquarters of FSB (Federal Secure Service) inside this building nowadays.

Photo taken on 2004-05-22 at 14:40:46

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Date: 2005-04-15 02:00:08

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This is in dedication to Arthur who became my friend. He looked after me and took care of me with great care and tenderness. Who would have thought that as a famale traveling alone and landing in Moscow could trust the hands of a stranger to take her to her hotel. That strange man ended up being one of the best experiences of my trip. Besides being my driver, tour guide, educator, interpreter, photographer and mediator, he was kind and one of the most humble human beings I have ever come across. His passion for his work beamed through with his enthusiasm for his country as well as having the love for people and life. The tears we left behind were a symbol that there are such good people on this earth. Thank you so much for making my trip such a wonderful experience!