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I'm looking for the name of a monument in Tallinn, Estonia. I visited it this summer and I think it is really interesting for tourists since it has some historical interest and it also looks nice. ;) I would like to recommend it to a friend that is in the region but I need to know the name.

It is located directly on the beach a little bit outside of the town. The monument was built to commemorate a war, but I'm not sure anymore if it is the World War II or the Estonian independence war. Directly next to the monument the Estonian dance festival takes place.

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I believe that it is the Independence Victory Column. It was built to celebrate the successful war(s) of independence of the Baltic states and Poland in 1918-1920.

Or maybe you mean the Maarjamaae War Monument on Pirita Beach. This was a World War II memorial.

Maarjemäe War memorial, photo by rudi-k, CC-BY-SA license

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Thanks, but this is the wrong monument. This victory column is located directly in the city and not on the beach. –  RoflcoptrException Oct 14 '11 at 22:44
    
@Roflcoptr: See my second try. –  Tom Au Oct 14 '11 at 22:56
    
Thanks it is the Maarjamaae War Monument! –  RoflcoptrException Oct 15 '11 at 12:35
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Are you talking about this one?

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It's called Russalka Memorial.

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