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    If you look at Tallin, the capital of Soviet Estonia, from the sea, you will see a city of portal cranes.

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    Background: If you look at Tallin, the capital of Soviet Estonia, from the sea, you will see a city of portal cranes. If you look at Tallin from above, you will see a city of tile roofs and fortress walls. If you enter the city streets the past and the present will surround you from all sides. Tourists from all parts of our country and from other countries often visit Tallin. They all want to take away with them some souvenirs to remember the city by. There are many souvenir shops in the city. On some souvenirs we may see this little man - Old Thomas who has become somewhat of a symbol of the city. One of the restaurants of the city is named after him. Everything here reminds ancient times - the heraldic and the waiters' suits and even the been jugs. There exists a saying that those who lovingly regard their past always try to make their present more beautiful. Tallin is a thousand years old. It is hard to say which is the most valuable relique of the city. It may be these emblems - a memory of craftsmen who once lived here. It may be the streets and towers. For many generations these towers have become very familiar, they have their own names. This one is called Long Herman. This building is called The Three Sisters. But perhaps the main relique of Tallin is the city itself. An ancient Asthonian legend says that Tallin will never end building. As if demonstrating this legend, the city continues to rise in high buildings, to widen in new avenues. Nearly a half of the population of the city lives in these new districts of Tallin, a city where the past and the present are insoluble, a very young and a very ancient city.

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