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The city of Valga on the Estonian-Latvian border has restored a statue, originally built in 1925, commemorating the Estonian War of Independence. 

The statue of a two-and-a-half-meter unknown soldier holding a flag will be unveiled this evening, the Valga City Government said in a press release today.

The soldier will face a cemetery where over 300 Estonian soldiers who died in the war are buried.

The monument's 170,000-euro price tag was covered by the city and the Ministry of Defense, as well as by 5,000 euros collected in donations.

Soviet forces destroyed the statue and its two-meter base on evening of September 21, 1940.



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