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.
The monument is nice. It's a ways out of town--our tourbus went there otherwise I would not have bothered.
Big statue on the seaside. Easy to access from Kadriorg park. It can be seen from the bus window on the way to Kloostrimetsätee ( Teletower, botanical garden).
In 1893 the Russian ship Russalka sank in a storm on the way from Tallinn to Helsinki. Russians visit the monument because its a memorial to a Russian ship. Estonians are proud of this monument...