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 a monument

    It's a monument next to the sea and in between old town Tallinn and Pirita. If you have plenty of time, ok to scroll through, but no need. Take a peek if you are passing by should be enough.

  • Great location

    As a monument, it is in the formal style that is considered appropriate for such memorials all over the world. When we were there there were extensive roadworks and landscaping taking place all...

  • 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...


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