Russalka Memorial

Tallinn, Estonia

The Russalka Memorial is a bronze monument sculpted by Amandus Adamson, erected on 7 September 1902 in Kadriorg, Tallinn, to mark the ninth anniversary of the sinking of the Russian warship Rusalka, or Mermaid, which sank en route to Finland in 1893. The monument depicts an angel holding an Orthodox cross towards the assumed direction of the shipwreck. The model for the angel was the sculptor's housekeeper Juliana Rootsi, whose grandson is the politician Tiit Made.



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Founded: 1902
Category: Statues in Estonia
Historical period: Part of the Russian Empire (Estonia)

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Igor Nord (18 months ago)
Great historical monument with a good observation deck where you can watch around.
Harri Aro (18 months ago)
Nice place, that shows the way for sailors :)
Enrico Miggino (2 years ago)
Beautiful monument by the sea on the Tallinn promenade that commemorates the victims of the "Russalka", a warship that sunk in the Gulf of Finland. The bronze statue on a rock like pedestal represents an angel holding a Orthodox cross pointing in the supposed direction of the shipwreck. The inscriptions at the base of the pedestal are on one side in Russian and on the other one in Estonian. A friend told me that a Rusalka is a female creature of the Slavic folklore frequently associated with water and sea (like a siren). You can reach it by walk from the Kadriorg Art Museum.
Balázs Kádár (2 years ago)
Nice statue, but now rebuild a territory and complicated found the good way.
Derek Brereton (2 years ago)
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