Christ Redeemer to shine in Es­to­nian flag colours in Rio

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To hon­our the oc­ca­sion of the 100th an­niver­sary since the in­de­pen­dence of Es­to­nia was pro­claimed, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the city sig­na­ture Christ the Redeemer statue is set to be lit up in the colours of the Es­to­nian flag. Es­to­nia pub­lic broad­caster ERR reports that Ramiru dos San­tos, the Sec­ond Sec­re­tary at the Brazil­ian Em­bassy in Tallinn, has said that the em­bassy sug­gested the idea with the city and oth­ers since they be­lieved that the cel­e­bra­tion of the Repub­lic of Es­to­nia’s cen­ten­nial was a good oc­ca­sion to bring the two far-off coun­tries closer to each other.

Rio’s Christ the Redeemer statue, which of­ten has its lights ad­justed to in­ter­na­tion­ally im­por­tant events, will shine in the colours of the Es­to­nian na­tional flag from 7 to 8 p.m. on on Fe­bru­ary 24.

De­signed by French-Pol­ish sculp­tor Paul Landowski the 30-me­tre-tall statue was con­structed be­tween 1922 and 1931 and has be­come the sym­bol of Rio de Janeiro.

REUTERS/SCANPIX

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