The Russalka Memorial

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 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 w

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  • Simple Tribute

    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...

  • Impressive

    I really appreciated this amazing monument to those who were lost at sea. It really is a beautiful piece and definitely needs appreciating.

  • Superb landmark monument on the edge of Kadriorg Park

    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...


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