March 9-10 marked the 74th anniversary of the March bombings of Tallinn by the Soviet Air Forces, which had destroyed the city of Narva just days prior and before the month was out would go on to bomb the cities of Tartu, Pärnu, Tapa and Jõhvi as well.
A number of events across the city commemorated the events of March 1944; the victims were remembered in a memorial service at Siselinna Cemetery and church bells tolled across the Estonian capital on Friday night. Candles were also lit along Harju Street in the city's Old Town, one of the hardest hit areas of Tallinn.
In 1989, the Estonian Heritage Society began commemorating the victims of the 1944 March Bombing with a prayer at Siselinna Cemetery, where most of the victims are buried, a memorial event at St. Nicholas' Church and the lighting of candles along Harju Street.
Read more about the events of the March Bombing here.
Read about survivors' memories of the bombing here.
Editor: Aili Vahtla