TARTU STATUE OF LIBERTY
[Text in Estonian]
Tartu Statue of Liberty commemorates the heroes who fell in the War of
Independence (1918-1920). It was unveiled on September 17, 1933.
Sculptor Amandus Adamson chose Kalevipoeg, hero of the Estonian nationa;
epic, as the symbol of liberty. The socle of the statue was designed by sculptor
The Statue of Liberty was destroyed by the occupying authorities on
April 28, 1950. It was replaced in 1952 with the monument of F.R. Kreutzwald,
author of the national epic "Kalevipoeg".
The restored statue was unveiled in June 22, 2003.
The statue was modelled by sculptor Ekke Väli, with sculptor Endel Taniloo
as the consultant. The pedestal was designed by architect Tiit Kaljundi.