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Estonia: Russian ambassador attends memorial 75 years on from Tallinn disaster01:23

Estonia: Russian ambassador attends memorial 75 years on from Tallinn disaster

Estonia, Juminda Cape
August 28, 2016 at 09:44 GMT -00:00 · Published

Members of Fleet Veteran Club attended a memorial ceremony at Juminda Cape, Sunday, to remember the victims of the Soviet evacuation of Tallinn during the Second World War.

Among those attending the ceremony was Russian Ambassador to Estonia Alexander Petrov, who joined a delegation of members from other veteran organisations and naval officers. After the ceremony, there was an open conference dedicated to discussing the famous battle.

The Soviet evacuation from Tallinn to Kronshtadt, often referred to as Tallinn disaster or Russia’s Dunkirk, took place between August 27-31, 1941. It is known as one of most deadly battles during WWII. The Russian fleet was attacked by German and Finnish torpedoes, as well as German bombers and Finnish coastal artillery fire. Although the Soviet army succeeded in evacuating 165 ships from the area, an estimated 12,400 people perished in the disaster.

Estonia: Russian ambassador attends memorial 75 years on from Tallinn disaster01:23
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Members of Fleet Veteran Club attended a memorial ceremony at Juminda Cape, Sunday, to remember the victims of the Soviet evacuation of Tallinn during the Second World War.

Among those attending the ceremony was Russian Ambassador to Estonia Alexander Petrov, who joined a delegation of members from other veteran organisations and naval officers. After the ceremony, there was an open conference dedicated to discussing the famous battle.

The Soviet evacuation from Tallinn to Kronshtadt, often referred to as Tallinn disaster or Russia’s Dunkirk, took place between August 27-31, 1941. It is known as one of most deadly battles during WWII. The Russian fleet was attacked by German and Finnish torpedoes, as well as German bombers and Finnish coastal artillery fire. Although the Soviet army succeeded in evacuating 165 ships from the area, an estimated 12,400 people perished in the disaster.

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