Funerary inscriptions on Red Army monuments were replaced with new neutral inscriptions.
The monument moved from the Tuudi T-junction was the only one of five outside the cemetery, and therefore contained remains that are to be reburied in the near future.
Monuments were also removed from Hanila, Varbla and Kirblas.
Of the two Soviet monuments in the nearby town of Lihula, only one remains in the cemetery, although it is also to be moved at a later date.
“(The reason for) this was that we made a request to the Ministry of Defense for the reburial of the (remains at) Tuudi tee memorial, and the reburial will take place at Lihula cemetery. So, we have no tidied up the site (in Lihula). We spoke to the Ministry of Defense and were told that a committee would meet at the end of August. Then we will know when our work will be finished,” explained Ene Täht , mayor of the Lääneranna Municipality.
“(The reason is) that we have made a request to the Ministry of Defense for the relocation of the Tuudi tee memorial and that the relocation will take place at Lihula Cemetery. Therefore, we have not tidied the site to We have spoken to the Ministry of Defense and have been told that a committee will be meeting at the end of August, so we will know when our work will be finished.
The monuments are now stored in Virtsu’s museum, but are not yet on display to visitors.