Arnold Alas

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Arnold Alas (until 1939 Arnold Hoffart; 1 July 1911 in Tapa – 20 April 1990 in Tallinn) was an Estonian landscape architect and artist. A notable work is the World War II memorial ensemble in Tallinn from 1947, nowadays usually called the Bronze Soldier, including a two meter bronze statue (by Enn Roos) of a soldier in a Soviet uniform and an accompanying monumental stone structure. The memorial was relocated amid controversy in April 2007 to the Defence Forces Cemetery in Tallinn, Estonia.