'''Paldiski''' is a town (population: 4,000) in [[Harjumaa]] county, NW [[Estonia]]
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'''Paldiski''' is a town (population: 4,000) in [[Harjumaa]] county, NW [[Estonia]]on the shore of Baltic Sea.
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Paldiski is a town (population: 4,000) in Harjumaa county, NW Estoniaon the shore of Baltic Sea.
During Soviet times and early years of independent Estonia, until up to 1994, the city was a “closed city”, i.e., off-limits to foreigners, non-resident Soviet citizens, even non-resident Estonians themselves, because of its military importance. Today, it’s open to everyone and deserves a visit by those interested in the grey-world of Soviet Union.
The scenes taking place in a location introduced to the audience as “somewhere in the former Soviet Union” in the film Lilya 4-Ever were actually shot in Paldiski.
There is a train service to Tallinn.
Tallinn is 45 km east.
There are regular ferries between Paldiski’s harbour and Kapellskar, Sweden / Hanko, Finland / Lübeck, Germany.
- There are two grocery stores.
- The locals shop at a few kiosks, located in a dilapidated lot, which sell sausages and other supplies.
- The newly renovated train station has a cafe which serves hot food.
- Hotel Valge Laev has a restaurant/bar.
- Peetri Toll serves food.
- Peetri Toll is a new tavern. 
- There is an alcohol shop.
- Valge Laev, with six guest rooms. 
- There is a new bed & breakfast, Paldiski Tuule B&B.