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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  • Memorial to lost sailors

    This monument is located close to the waters edge in a park in an area outside the city. It commentates lost Russian sailors. It's quite decorative and attracts many visitors. Saw two wedding parties...

  • An interesting historical monument

    When described as a Russian monument in Estonia, you are expecting someting from the Soviet era . . . NOT SO!! It is a memorial to a 19th century Russian shipwreck and its crew. it is a beautiful...

  • A very ornate monument

    We had been walking in Kadriorg Park and saw the monument at the far end of an avenue of trees. We were quite surprised when we reached it to see it stood by the beach and comemorated a ship wreck


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