Memorial Complex of Maarjamae

 

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In 1960, when Estonia was a part of USSR, the impressive concrete monument was risen over road to Pirita beach. The first feature, obelisk, was made in honour of Russian soldiers died in 1918. Fifteen years later the rest of complex arise, changing nearby terrain in the concrete square. This later addition was in honour of soviet soldiers fighting with Nazi Germans in 1941.


Monument is visible from far distance, and everyone who drive to Pirita beach pass by, but it's not a popular place. However, it should be the important stop for those, who want to learn about the communist heritage in Estonia. 
As a addition to the memorial complex, after 1991 the branch of history museum was opened in a nearby Maarjamae Palace. It depicts 20th century history of Estonia.





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