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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  • just by the beach

    i think the weather was nice and we can enjoy the time by the beach, this monument worths a visit. because the weather was not nice at that time and we didnt have enough time in Tallinn, i think i...

  • Beautiful monument

    Visited the monument today. It was dedicated to the lost sailors when their ship went down. What I learned from the last time I went to the monument is they found the lost ship near Finland. To...

  • The far cousin of the Copenhagen mermaid

    We took the ferry terminal road and reached the promenade along the sea. It has a great view to the bay area.


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