Monument to the Estonian Mother

Monument to the Estonian Mother

Jõe tänav, Rõuge alevik, Rõuge vald, Võru maakond

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The Monument to the Estonian Mother was inaugurated in Rõuge on 26 June 2010. 

The monument is meant to demonstrate appreciation for the Estonian woman as a mother, to express gratitute, and to value the survival of our people. 

Hans Sissas (1933 - 2012), who has recounted the stories of Estonian deportees  and authored many memoirs, initiated the idea of a monument to the Estonian mother, and lead the efforts to have the monument completed.

The monument is made from stone brought from Udmurtia, and is 3.6 high, weighing nearly 6 tonnes.

The monument was designed by the artists/sculptors Ilme and Riho Kuld, and was made by the sculptors/stone masons Margus Kurvits and Kristjan Kittus.  

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Open all year round

24 hours

Features and amenities
  • Wheelchair access

Getting there
  • Signposted
  • Sealed access road
  • By excursion bus
  • By public transport
  • By car
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Bus: Rõuge
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