After the collapse of the Soviet Union, on August 20, 1991, Estonia declared independence, and Tallinn became its capital again.

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Tallinn gradually regained its western face. In addition to Danish and German influences, traces of both Swedish and Russian influences can be seen in today's Tallinn.

Old Russian influences can be seen, among others, in the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, which was built by Tsar Peter I in memory of a person perceived by Estonia as a persecutor.