Over the last decade the Estonian History Museum has been collecting monuments from the Soviet period with the intention of making an outdoor exhibition that presents a specific period of local history in the park at Maarjamäe Palace.

Many of the monuments are of high quality artistically and deserve to be preserved from an art historical point of view. Nevertheless, for many people they speak of a difficult period when the Republic of Estonia was under foreign occupation and recall events which are painful.

The exhibition is displayed on the area behind Maarjamäe Palace and forms one part of the museum’s new park.