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In Latvia’s pine forests lies one of the most com­pelling ar­ti­facts from the Soviet era, lend­ing the land’s dystopian his­tory some con­text. Dis­cov­ered early this cen­tury in the base­ment of a con­va­les­cence home, the nu­clear shel­ter was to pro­tect the high­est of­fi­cials of the Union. And no item has been changed since the 1980s: pro­pa­ganda scrawled on the walls, levers in the con­trol room, and one sin­gle bed – for the se­nior com­man­dant.

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