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Angel with holding orthodox cross on Russalka Memorial
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Title: Russalka Memorial
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At the crossing of Narva maantee with Pirita tee, north east of Tallinn, Estonia.


The Russalka Memorial is a bronze monument sculpted by Amandus Adamson, erected on 7 September 1902 in Tallinn, Estonia to memorize the ninth anniversary of the sinking of the Russian warship Rusalka. This ironclad was on active service with the Russian Navy in the Baltic Sea from 1867 until she sank in the Gulf of Finland on 7 September 1893.

The monument depicts an angel holding an Orthodox cross towards the assumed direction of the shipwreck. During the Soviet rule the cross was removed and the angel pointed to the sea with her bare hand. The model for the angel was the sculptor's housekeeper Juliana Rootsi, whose grandson is politician Tiit Made.

In 2005, the Estonian Post published a postage stamp series for the 150th anniversary of the sculptor, with the Russalka Memorial depicted on the cover.

Keywords: statue
Image data
Image sizes: 2304*3456px, 1707kb
Origin: Originally a digital image, with postprocessing
Date/Time: 20101007-131312
Camera: Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL
Iso: 100
Speed: 1/100s
Aperture: F8.0
Focal length: 50.0mm
Aperture: 80mm
Destination coordinates;WGS84 LONG 24.7941094637°, LAT 59.4434224497°
Author: Alexandra Medwedeff
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