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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  • Nice statue by the sea

    Nice commemoration statue by the sea, but there were road works all around when we visited. You can still get close to the statue (for free) and get a nice picture, but it's a little "off" from the...

  • Lady with wings statue by the sea

    Statue is dedicated to a Russian war ship that sunk 1893 in a storm and memorial was built 1902. Ship took its entire crew of 177 souls to the bottom and actual reason of sinking reason remains...

  • Beautiful monument

    Very beautiful monument comemorating russian sailors who sank with their ship many years ago. Close to promenade, wonderful view on the bay.


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