Bronze Solder becomes tourist magnet

  • 2007-05-06
  • From news reports
The Bronze Soldier monument, whose relocation at the end of April sparked the worst civil unrest Estonia has seen in years and led to a major diplomatic row with Russia, has now become a magnet for Finns and other tourists, Postimees Online reports.

The monument was set up and opened to the public in its new location in Tallinn's Garrison Cemetery on April 30.

When the Bronze Soldier stood in its original location, it didn't attract interest from foreign tourists, but now visitors to the capital are rushing out to get their photos taken in front of the famous monument, Postimees quotes from the Finnish daily Ilta-Sanomat.

In the words of Kim and Kai Malmgren, who travelled here specifically to see the Bronze Solder, the new location is ideally suited for the monument.

They said that many residents of Finland and Northern Europe want to see the scandalously famous monument with their own eyes.