Patarei fortress could house planned center investigating communist crimes

Minister of Justice Urmas Reinsalu (IRL) sees the Patarei Sea Fortress, a former prison in the Tallinn port area awaiting renovation, as a possible location for the center for the investigation of communist crimes the government is planning to create.

The renovation and maintenance of the massive building will be funded privately, as ERR’s radio news reported on Tuesday. Reinsalu believes that in addition to the center, it could house museums and exhibitions covering Estonia’s recent history.

State real estate agency Riigi Kinnisvara AS (RKAS) is planning to assign one wing of the complex to this purpose, while the rest of the available space would be put to commercial use. The current plan for the area includes the option of commercial as well as residential construction of buildings with up to five floors.

Read more from ERR News


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