The Border Guards Museum
The Border Guards Museum depends on the FSB (Federal Security Service). It was created by the KGB in 1984 on Youri Andropov’s initiative.
Initially it was only meant for KGB employees, but in 1989 it was opened to a broader public, thus allowing foreigners to visit including former CIA leaders.
The museum’s four rooms contain more than two thousand pieces. The collection covers the entire Russian counter-intelligence history through pictures and archive documents about the Cheka, the State Politcal Directorate, the NKVD, the KGB…