The Russian Empire’s coat-of-arms of with the two-headed eagle

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The Russian Empire’s coat-of-arms at the edge of the sounding board of the pulpit of Tallinn’s Cathedral is a sign of the upheaval that took place in both politics and church art in 1710 – Tallinn’s surrender to the Russian forces, and the fact that Estland and its church ceased to be a part of the Kingdom of Sweden while being subjected instead to the rule of the Russian tsar.

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