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Arka 


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Arka Monument is a monument in Klaipėda, Lithuania. It was built in 2003, commemorating the 85-year anniversary of the Act of Tilsit and the 80-year anniversary of the Klaipėda Revolt. The monument weighs 150 tonnes and reaches 8.5 metres (28 ft) in height. The smaller red column is made from red granite and symbolizes Lithuania Minor and its cultural heritage, while the gray part symbolizes Lithuania proper. The gray part on top looks like it has been broken off and stands for the Kaliningrad Oblast, currently part of Russia. Words by Ieva Simonaitytė are carved into the monument: "Esame viena tauta, viena žemė, viena Lietuva" (English: We are one nation, one land, one Lithuania). The monument was created by sculptor Arūnas Sakalauskas.


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