About

EstonianWorld is a London-based independent online magazine that 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 founder and Editor-in-Chief of EstonianWorld.com. Silver has previously studied journalism at the University of Tartu, and Politics & Society at the Birkbeck College, University of London. He has previously written for Estonian Times (Eesti Päevaleht), major Estonian daily. As the Editor-in-Chief, his interest is to explore the impact, developments, and movements of a new generation of cosmopolitan Estonians, who increasingly leave their mark around the globe – let it be a technology, start-up culture, the arts, or even defence.

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Sten-Hankewtiz-150x150Sten Hankewitz is a lifelong journalist and Deputy Editor-in-Chief of EstonianWorld.com. 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.

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user-avatar-pic-12Chris Glew is the London Editor of EstonianWorld.com. An Estophile, he has also written for Estonian Postimees, Eesti Päevaleht and Delfi, as well as international media outlets.

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Reelika Virunurm is currently living in Germany where people always mix up Estonia and Iceland. She is trying to travel as much as possible, learn a new foreign language as often as possible – and not mix up the ones she already knows.

 

 

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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.

 

 

 

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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.

 

 

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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.

 

 

 

 

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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.

 

 

 

 

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Kris Lillemets is a New York-based creative IT consultant, author and freelance photographer.

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

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Andres 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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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.

 

 

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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.

 

 

 

 

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Liis Rosenberg is an economics and traveling enthusiast, as well as a fashion lover, who works in banking and finance in London.

 

 

 

 

 

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.