Russalka Memorial (Estonian: Russalka mälestussammas) 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. It was the first monument in Estonia made by an Estonian sculptor. 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.
In 2005, Eesti Post issued a postage stamp series for the 150th anniversary of the sculptor, with the Russalka Memorial depicted on the cover.
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Kevin Bouwman | Aug 22, 2017
This monument is a real work of art. The organic shapes of the rocks combined with the sharp, regular lines of the blocks was very appealing.
Diana Stimbire | Aug 26, 2017
Very nice place near the Sea where You can see nice Sea and ships and nice monument!
John Doe | Jun 3, 2017
A beautiful memorial to heroic seamen and their tragedy. It is very nice and appropriate, postioned right on the shore. If you are exploring the Kadriorg park like, that would be a good walking target.
Vladimir Tarasov | Jun 20, 2017
In fact Russalka was a name of the ship and this is a monument for their crew. On the other hand it's a well known meeting place especially for the people attending gigs at Tallinna lauluväljak which is pretty close.
Влада Зубарева | Jul 30, 2017
Great monument. Very good place to see sea
Jane Fagerström | Mar 15, 2018
There is Magic in the air with this Angel. 💕
Ramakrishna V | Apr 20, 2018
This is closer to the beach and would be great spot for resting in the evening. Come with your family and kids and enjoy the stroll around the memorial.
Nicolas Gadiot | Apr 29, 2018
On the way to the beach so you cannot miss it
Natalia Riabtseva | May 29, 2018
Well, it’s russian rusalka, not real one, be aware
Pavel Guzov | May 28, 2018
Great looking memorial with a history behind it
Derek Brereton | Jun 22, 2018
Please like my review if helpful 👍 The Russalka Memorial is a beautiful monument erected to those lost when the Russian ship so named sank in a storm and is not really a war memorial as others believe. The monument is really well maintained as are most public erections, parks and open spaces. You can reach the Memorial down the end of a walkway through the adjacent park by the seafront
Enrico Miggino | Jun 30, 2018
Beautiful monument by the sea on the Tallinn promenade. You can reach by walk from Kadriorg Palace museum. It remembers the victims of the Russalka, a warship that sunk on the route to Finland.
marcin wisnicki | Jul 15, 2018
Not bad place to sit down on sandy beach, have few drinks and watch ferries
Jevgeni S. | Jun 27, 2018
This is a beautiful monument dedicated to a sunken russian battleship "Rusalka" (Mermaid in russian). The monument is situated on a seaside near the sea promenade and park of Kadriorg. At nigt it is lit by wonderful lanterns that were made to resemble those from St. Petersburg from the era. Anyway, it's a nice destination to go from Kadriorg park in the direction of the sea.
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