Russalka
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The 'Russalka' monument is a memorial in classic style to those who lost their lives on the Russian navy vessel of the same name. It is situated just opposite Kadriorg Park in Tallinn. The sculpture, created by Amandus Adamson in 1902, was placed by the sea where the promenade from Kadriorg Palace comes down to meet the Bay of Tallinn. The monument depicts an angel pointing an Orthodox cross in the direction of the sunken ship. Did you know...? *During the Soviet era the Orthodox cross was removed from the statue, which simply indicated the direction of the Russalka with its now empty hand
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BJKwallace
Santa Monica, CA18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Very cool piece of history! As I understand it and forgive me if it's not totally right, but it's a monument for the way Estonia got free from society occupation... singing! Beautiful playground and park nearby.
Written 30 July 2023
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Krista S
694 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Beautiful monument, also you can see this from Kadriorg's palace. Monument is near to good beach and really nice beach promenade.
Written 11 July 2023
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Mikael F
Helsinki, Finland31,247 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
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 sank en route to Finland in 1893. The bronze monument depicts an angel holding an Orthodox cross in the assumed direction of the shipwreck.

Russalka was completed in 1902. It is the first monument made by Estonian artist, the sculptor Amandus Adamson.
Written 21 July 2022
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JMGeneva
Geneva, Switzerland1,935 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
A monument ot disappeared seamen. Classical. Not worth a detour but on the way to the north along the sea and difficult to miss.
Written 4 January 2022
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Henry
Havant, UK549 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Family
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
Written 27 December 2019
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Geminican
San Jose, CA2,098 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
It's a monument next to the sea and in between old town Tallinn and Pirita. If you have plenty of time, ok to scroll through, but no need. Take a peek if you are passing by should be enough.
Written 7 November 2019
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Peter S
Hillsborough, UK105 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
As a monument, it is in the formal style that is considered appropriate for such memorials all over the world. When we were there there were extensive roadworks and landscaping taking place all around it, which will look wonderful when completed, but which currently make the entire site appear disorganised. Approaching the memorial from Kadriorg park, it is worthwhile making a detour to explore a delightful Japanese garden (signposted).
Written 16 September 2019
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Paul B
Tallinn, Estonia127 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Solo
Facing the beautiful Baltic Sea, Ryussalka is a tribute to the people who lost their lives at sea. Nothing much to see except this, but go a short distance away and walk along the seashore for beautiful panaromic views of the Baltic and the Tallinn Old Town. Yes, romantic even - sunset - don'[t forget your camera!
Written 10 June 2019
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Xanerin
Alice Springs, Australia1,476 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
I really appreciated this amazing monument to those who were lost at sea. It really is a beautiful piece and definitely needs appreciating.
Written 2 June 2019
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Marco B
London, UK366 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
This is an impressive monument and a commemoration to those that died at sea,when the Russalka ship sank.The monument makes for a great photo opportunity.At present it is difficult to reach,given all the construction works taking place in the immediate vicinity.
However,I am glad we visited it after Kadriorg Palace and Kadriorg Park.After the monument we spent a few quiet moments on the nice,sandy beach.
All in all,a fantastic day out.
Written 8 May 2019
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