On the morning of September 12, in Raadi Park in Tartu, the relocation of the Bronze sculpture as well as the graves and remains of World War II victims and Soviet soldiers began.

The Bronze sculpture will be moved to the Tartu City Museum.

On Tuesday, archaeologists from the Estonian War Museum will begin removing the remains of people buried near the monument.

It is estimated that some 250 people are buried in the park. These are the people sentenced to execution in Lemmatsa and the Red Army men who died fighting in Tartu and its surroundings.

The remains of war victims will be reburied in the cemetery. The police have placed a ban on staying in the vicinity of the monument for the duration of the works.

The removal of the remains will continue until the end of the week.

The work was preceded by a funeral service conducted by the clergy.

In Estonia, the War Graves Commission of the Ministry of Defence decided to move 22 graves of Soviet soldiers from World War II.

There are about 130 war graves in Estonia. Tartu has the largest number.

In mid-August, six monuments with Soviet military symbols, including a T-34 tank, were moved to Narva and its immediate surroundings.