GALLERY: Estonian soldiers' wall art in Lebanon

8/21/2015 4:06 PM
Category: Multimedia

Estonian troops, serving in Lebanon as part of United Nations’ UNIFIL operation, took some time off from their everyday peacekeeping responsibilities to revel in artistic expression for a change.

The soldiers painted some folklore-inspired murals on the walls of their UNP 2-45 base in At Tiri. The art project was the initiative of the Irish troops, alongside whom the Estonians serve in the FINIRISHBATT battalion.

One the four panels designed by Estonians depicts St. Georg, who decorates the flag of the Scouts Battalion of the Estonian Land Forces that actively participates in international operations and is the patron saint of all warriors.

The three male figures of the panels represent the three nations of the FINIRISHBATT - Estonians, Finns and Irish. The fourth figure is a said to be a joint abstract hero.

M. Oll

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