Kadriorg Palace looks like many of the opulent Russian Palaces around St Petersburg, and that is because it was built for Catherine I of Russia by Peter the Great in Tallinn, Estonia. The Petrine Baroque palace was started in 1718, and sits at the back of the old walled city of Tallinn and it glows on a sunny day. It...
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This might be one you are glad you saw here and avoided going to? Back in the 1960s the Soviet authorities decided that there was both huge revenue and foreigners on travel to be taken advantage of. The hotels had to attract foreigners, but be suitable for the KGB. In 1972 the Viru Hotel opened in Tallinn heralding the Soviet...