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Russalka, Tallinn

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Russalka represents a memorial to the imperial sailors who lost their lives when the namesake ship was sunk in the nearby Gulf of Finland. Visit the statue, situated near Tallinn's Kadriog Park, and you'll find a carved stone monument topped by a bronze angel. The seaside area was chosen to represent the memory of the men aboard ship and their connection to the ocean. Note the Orthodox cross in the angel's hand (Estonia at the time was a part of the Russian empire), which points toward the final resting place of the wreck and her crew. With our online itinerary creator, Tallinn attractions like Russalka can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • A symbolic place when walking along the promenade. It is possible to go down after visiting Kadriorg Park and see the Bay. We regularly walked from Pyrites-turns out the daily norm of walking. Nice to watch the sunset.
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  • A beautiful monument, which is 115 years ago, a small park and long sea promenade with velikoleptnym views over the old town and the port.
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  • This statue , a memory to the ferry that sank over 100 years ago is by the Tallinn sea side drive and can be avoided . Should you be visiting Prita or beaches then it would come on your way and a stop...  more »
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  • Russalka Memorial Monument The Russalka Memorial is a bronze monument sculpted by Amandus Adamson, erected on 7 September 1902 in Kadriorg, Tallinn, to mark the ninth anniversary of the sinking of the Russian warship Rusalka, or "Mermaid", which sank en route from Tallinn to Finland in an autumn storm in 1893. The monument depicts an angel holding an Orthodox cross towards the assumed direction of the shipwreck. During the Soviet rule the cross was removed and the angel pointed to the sea with her bare hand. The model for the angel was the sculptor's housekeeper Juliana Rootsi, whose grandson is the politician Tiit Made. This monument is a favourite place of Russian-speaking people to leave there a lock with written names to make an oath of everlasting love, especially during wedding. You’ll find there quite a big collection of such locks. Worth to visit on your way to Kadriorg Palace.
  • Beautiful commemorative sculpture. Particularity beautiful when covered with snow.
  • I Very very like russalka memorial good. I Place in India may satat for Bihar disti Mdhubani police station adhrathdi village Paston navtoli. Mr. ramdev Mahto
  • Looks like many monuments built in the honor of victory in WWI.
  • Great walk