About

Estonian World is an independent online magazine, founded in London, UK, in 2012. With editing teams in London, New York, Chicago, and Tallinn, Estonian World writes about cosmopolitan Estonians and their views, ideas, experiences and achievements around the world. We cover Estonia’s global successes in technology, business and the arts from a fair and balanced perspective, in a way that is accessible to Estonians and non-Estonians alike.

Our contributors write about their environments and lives from all around the world from an Estonian perspective, and thus we serve as a global focal point for Estonians and those interested in the development of Estonia.

We are also happy to consider freelance contributions, to receive news and video content, and to host your blogs. To submit content, see our Contact Us page or send us an email at info@estonianworld.com

 

Estonian World Contributors

 

Silver Tambur is the cofounder and Editor-in-Chief of Estonian World. He has previously studied journalism at the University of Tartu, and Politics & Society at the Birkbeck College, University of London. You can contact Silver via email silver@estonianworld.com

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Sten-Hankewtiz-150x150Sten Hankewitz is a lifelong journalist and the Deputy Editor of Estonian World. Having lived most of his life in Estonia, he now resides in Chicago, IL. He loves writing and besides occasional blogging, he writes for Estonian World, The Times of Israel and other media outlets. He has strong convictions and he shows them unashamedly. You can contact Sten via email sten@estonianworld.com

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Chris GlewChris Glew is the London Editor of Estonian World. An Estophile, he has also written for Estonian Postimees, Eesti Päevaleht and Delfi, as well as international media outlets. You can contact Chris via email chris@estonianworld.com

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Claire MillardClaire Millard is a Brit living in Tallinn, learning to love the language, while bonding with her Estonian friends over a shared passion for moaning about the weather. With ten years of operational and people management in the UK retail sector, she is also passionate about helping Estonian businesses to deliver excellent customer service.

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Lisa & Kristen DobbinLisa and Kristen Dobbin are Estonian-Canadian sisters from Toronto. Last year, they relocated temporarily to Tartu – to try and become a little more like their Estonian grandmother. This year, they will be returning to Estonia, to blog about exciting places and events.

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Kristjan LillemetsKris Lillemets is a New York-based tech consultant, author and freelance photographer. His passion is documenting interesting people in pictures and words, but mostly he just loves his Instagram.

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Patrik MaldrePatrik Maldre is a specialist in the security policy and arms control division of the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Having lived half of his life in Estonia and the other half in the United States, Patrik received a double-bachelor in philosophy and political science at the University of Illinois and completed his M.A. studies in international relations with a specialisation in peace and security at the Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals.

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Reelika VirunurmReelika Virunurm spent over 4 years living in Germany, which she considers her second home country. Back in Estonia, she is working in communications, writing in her free time, and also showing tourists how to eat blueberries in the forest. She is trying to travel as much as possible and learn a new language whenever possible.

 

 

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285332_10151534986655934_112538371_n-150x150Stuart Garlick is a British writer, journalist, blogger, cartoonist and English teacher based in Tallinn. His primary interests are music, fashion, design and culture. He set up his website Charm Offensive in 2012 in order to showcase to the world the exciting new developments in culture in Estonia. Stuart graduated from Aberystwyth University with a Masters in International Politics.

 

 

Liisa Berezkin currently studies in Japan, her major being in sociology of religion and new religions at Tokyo Kokugakuin University.  Being half-Russian, half-Estonian, she graduated from a high-school in St. Petersburg, Russia and obtained her bachelor degree from Tartu Art College, Estonia. Art is also an essential part of her life.

 

 

Adam Garrie teaches modern history at King’s College London and is currently engaged in PhD level research in 20th century political history. He is a classically trained musician and enjoys writing about all styles of music, world politics and just about anything to do with Estonia.

 

 

 

Andres SimonsonAndres Simonson is first generation American of Estonian descent.  An enthusiastic Estophile, he is an environmental consultant holding a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science and a Masters of City and Regional Planning, concentrating in environmental planning.  He resides in Red Bank, New Jersey with his loving wife and three darling daughters.

 

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Kadri Paris currently lives in Brussels and works in the field of international development. Having previously lived in Lyon, Luxembourg and London, she is a long-term expat who believes that life begins at the end of one’s comfort-zone.

 

 

 

Triin Pehk loves to observe, think and write, and she even has a degree in people watching – Anthropology. She currently lives with her family in Sydney, Australia, which is her second home after the beloved Kalamaja in Tallinn.

 

 

 

625478_10201041615671745_474547799_nKristi Raidma is a recent graduate from Aberystwyth University (Wales, UK). She has a Bachelor’s degree in Peace, Conflict and Security and a Masters degree in Security Studies. She is currently working in an NGO called Mondo in Tallinn.

 

 

 

1233598_10151782561608070_1767419190_nRegina Sirendi recently graduated from the University of Edinburgh with a MSc in Science and Technology studies. Regina is passionate about travelling, digital revolution and e-government. She currently lives in Cambridge (UK) and works for a management consultancy.

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user-avatar-picPeeter Kormašov is currently studying cultural journalism at the Berlin University of  Arts.

 

 

 

 

Laur LaanemaaLaur Laanemaa is covering stories of architecture, construction, urban design and related fields through writings and photographs for a few magazines and newspapers in Estonian as well as English. Few inspirational years spent in Asia and Oceania has given him the chance to start to appreciate the cultural and culinary differences of the world. Besides roaming in megacities, he likes to clear his thoughts in pristine landscapes.

 

407768_10150520561116433_1562546348_nTania Pisa is a freelance writer and second generation Estonian Canadian. She recently returned from her first visit to Estonia where she met some of her relatives for the first time. While in Estonia, she also created her first short documentary about the discovery of family that had been displaced during WWII. Tania is currently writing her first novel.

 

 

Jürgen Kaljuvee studied at Harvard University and has worked as an investment banker in New York and London, currently resides in Zürich. He describes himself as an expat, traveller and coffee table philosopher who after a long journey through various world cities is currently passing through Zürich…

 

 

 

Sander Saar is Estonian World’s co-founder and the technical wizard behind it. Sander currently also works for tech giant AOL in London.