'Russalka' monument

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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  • Billythefish1 Billythefish1

    Overlooking the sea

    The memorial is situated right next to the sea wall and is just 15 minutes walk from the Old Town. You can sit and take in the significance of why it was built and understand more of the seas.

  • drbikramjitpal drbikramjitpal


    Beautifully located near the sea blowing through your hair, i was amazed to know that the beautiful lady was actually inspired from a maid the artist had. Remembering all the dead sailors, its a...

  • mikeedeedee mikeedeedee

    Worth seeing when near the Kadriorg Palace

    This is a striking monument established to commemorate the 19th century Russian shipwreck. It's worth seeing but not going out of your way especially. It's located on a busy road close to the...

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