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    The Russalka Memorial

    The Russalka Memorial was built in 1902 by Amandus Adamson in memorial to those who lost their lives at the Gulf of Finland on the Russian navy vessel called Russalka.  The 16-metre sculpture was placed by the sea where the promenade from Kadriorg Palace comes down to meet the Bay of Tallinn. The monument depicts a bronze angel on a granite pillar pointing an Orthodox cross in the assumed direction of the sunken ship.  Interesting fact: The area surrounding the monument is paved with granite in a way that it depicts a compass.
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    • Pompous monument

      tripadvisor rating 4 of 5
      July 20, 2022 By Mikael F

      This huge monument is located on the shores of the Gulf of Finland in Tallinn's Pirita, on the edge of Kadriorg Park. Russalka is a memorial to the sinking of the Russian battleship Rusalka which... Read more comments

    • Nothing special

      tripadvisor rating 3 of 5
      January 3, 2022 By Jean M

      A monument ot disappeared seamen. Classical. Not worth a detour but on the way to the north along the sea and difficult to miss.

    • Okay

      tripadvisor rating 3 of 5
      December 27, 2019 By rabby_Sh00

      Just wondered past, good place to remember the lives lost, not necessarily a place that needs it's own visit. Has some nice benches nearby that look out to the port and the strait of Finland