Estonian World

Estonian World is a global independent online magazine, founded in London in 2012 and headquartered in Tallinn, Estonia. The magazine has editorial representations in London, Chicago and Tallinn, and contributors all over the world, on every continent. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.

Updated – Gallery: The Estonian Song Celebration 2019

Estonia’s cherished Song Celebration that in 2019 celebrates its 150th anniversary, took place from 6-7 July in the country’s capital, Tallinn; Estonian World brings you some of the emotional moments from the celebration’s parade and the choral performances. The Estonian Song Celebration is a unique event, which every five years brings …

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Let Merck Accelerator’s experience in partnerships boost your business

Designed as a science and technological partnership, the Darmstadt, Germany-based Merck Accelerator Program connects Estonian startups to innovation projects of Merck and its Innovation Centre; applications for the programme are open. This is a paid content. A wise man once said, “If I can make it here – I can …

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President Kaljulaid: Song makes Estonians free

The Estonian president, Kersti Kaljulaid, opened the country’s cherished Song Celebration with a speech in which she emphasised that singing had historically brought Estonians joy and courage and made people feel free; Estonian World publishes Kaljulaid’s speech in full. Dear people of Estonia, Our first Song Festival took place 150 …

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An appeal from the founders of Estonian World – help us to fund our culture sections

Estonian World recently applied for a small state support for its non-profit cultural sections, but the modest request of €4,500 was turned down – despite the fact that three Estonian founders have out of pure sense of mission invested time and money worth of hundreds of thousands of euros over …

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Editorial: Estonia needs to tackle anti-Semitism before it’s too late

For the small Estonian Jewish community, times have been peaceful – but recent anti-Semitic acts are a reason for concern. Over the weekend of 22-23 June, several headstones at the 110-year old Rahumäe Jewish cemetery in the Estonian capital, Tallinn, were knocked over. On 23 June, swastikas were spray-painted on …

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Estonian beliefs and rituals carried on by Jaanipäev

Along with Christmas, Jaaniõhtu (Midsummer Eve – 23 June) and Jaanipäev (Midsummer Day, St John’s Day – 24 June) are the most important holidays in the Estonian calendar – people around the country will gather with their families, or at larger events to celebrate with singing, dancing and lighting the bonfires, as …

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Gallery: Queen Margrethe visits Estonia for the 800th anniversary of the Danish flag

Queen Margrethe II of Denmark visited Estonia from 15-16 June, in conjunction with the 800th anniversary of the Danish flag that has a mythical connection to Tallinn, the Estonian capital. The queen, who arrived in Tallinn onboard the royal yacht Dannebrog, opened a dedicated exhibit at the Kadriorg Art Museum, participated …

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Estonian entrepreneurs: Diversity is an enormous asset for businesses

The leaders of big Estonian companies see diversity as an enormous asset for businesses, saying that the more diverse the company is, the more likely is it to come up with creative solutions. On this year’s Diversity Day, the Estonian Human Rights Centre invited representatives from four big Estonia-based companies …

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Estonian-Singaporean unmanned tank can fire beyond the range of human sight

Estonian company Milrem Robotics and Singaporean ST Engineering have demonstrated a combat unmanned ground vehicle that can fire beyond the visual line of sight. The new UGV is armed with a 40-millimetre automatic grenade launcher and a 12.7-millimetre heavy machine gun. The companies demonstrated the UGV during a live fire …

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