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    The Bronze Soldier has been installed at a Tallinn military cemetery, a RIA Novosti correspondent reported Monday.

    TALLINN, April 30 (RIA Novosti) - The Bronze Soldier has been installed at a Tallinn military cemetery, a RIA Novosti correspondent reported Monday.

    On Friday, the Estonian government made the decision to remove the World War Two memorial from Tynismyagi square, in central Tallinn, which led to clashes between police and a crowd of protesters that had gathered in the square to protest the government decision.

    Estonian police have detained nearly 1,000 people since April 27. One man, a Russian national, was killed in the clashes, and more than 150 were injured.

    A delegation of the lower house of Russia's parliament arrived in Tallinn to get familiarized with the situation over Estonian authorities' decision to move the monument.

    Estonia has said the Bronze Statue and other Soviet monuments - rallying points for ethnic Russians and places of their clashes with Estonian nationalists - "divide society," and the central square is not a proper burial place.

    Estonian authorities see the monument as a sign of Soviet occupation but Russians revere it as a symbol of war heroism.

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