TALLINN – A monument to popular Estonian writer Jaan Kross will be put up in time for the writer's 100th birthday in the Old Town of Tallinn, in the immediate neighborhood of the Writers' House, with three potential locations remaining on the shortlist at this point, the city government said on Friday.
The chairman of the committee established to oversee work on the establishment of the monument, Deputy Mayor Vadim Belobrovtsev, said that by now three locations have been shortlisted from the original seven.
"The first preferences on the table at the moment are the corner of Kullassepa and Niguliste streets in the immediate vicinity of the Tallinn Writers' House and the Estonian Writers' Union in the Old Town, and the end of Kullassepa Street before Town Hall Square. The aforementioned area as potential location of the monument is supported also by the writer's family," Belobrovtsev said.
"The final selection of the location will be made by the committee shortly," he added.
In accordance with a decision of the city council, the city will put up a monument to Jaan Kross by 2020, the year the popular writer would have turned 100.
The ad-hoc committee chaired by Belobrovtsev brings together renowned experts of different fields and representatives of the party groups in the Tallinn city council.