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    Estonia celebrates the Day of Restoration of Independence

    On 20 August 1991, Estonia declared formal independence during the Soviet military coup attempt in Moscow, reconstituting the pre-1940 state. Every year, 20 August is celebrated as the day …

  • Maestro Arvo Pärt after a long, long applause at the Carnegie Hall concert in New York last night. Photo by Eleri Ever.

    Sounds emanating love – the story of Arvo Pärt

    In the final days of May and in early June, four concerts of Arvo Pärt’s music were performed in Washington, DC, and New York. The choir and the …

  • President Barack Obama meets with Prime Minister Vladimir Putin at his dacha outside Moscow, Russia, July 7, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

    Sten Hankewitz: Obama’s visit to Estonia doesn’t mean diddly

    Dear Estonians, I have some bad news for you. Looking at your euphoria over the visit of President Barack Obama to Estonia in September, I have something to tell you …