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Video: Against racism with a dialogue – a discussion with Daryl Davis

The European Diversity Month in Estonia opened on 6 May with a conversation with Daryl Davis – a black musician and anti-racist civic activist, who has attended Ku Klux Klan rallies, interacted with its members and changed the beliefs of more than 200 of them; the discussion was moderated by Silver …

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Gallery: American paratroopers conduct a rapid response exercise in Estonia

An estimated 800 paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division, an airborne infantry division of the United States Army, conducted an exercise in Estonia in the early hours of Saturday; the airborne exercise was designed to test the American rapid response defence of Estonia in case of a theoretical aggression by the Russian Federation. The paratroopers …

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Estonian missionary saved two thousand Armenian children in 1915

When the world commemorates the Armenian genocide on 24 April – the Ottoman government’s systematic extermination of its minority Armenian subjects within the territory of present-day Turkey – it is worth remembering Anna Hedwig Büll, an Estonian missionary of Baltic German descent, who helped save the lives of several thousand Armenian orphans during the …

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A free online event explores on how to stay mentally well balanced

Estonishing Evenings, a Tallinn-based independent NGO, is organising a free online event in English on mental health; arranged under its Estonishing Life banner, the event on 27 April will look at what challenges people are facing during the worldwide crisis – and how we could all come stronger out of …

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Video: An Estonian MP enjoying an e-ciggy and music during parliament’s debate – in his bed

While the Estonian parliament, Riigikogu, held a debate on climate change, Tarmo Kruusimäe, an MP of the Isamaa party and a former punk rocker, had a better idea; although he had previously stated he wanted to ask a question during the debate, when his turn came, he was seen enjoying …

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Estonia adopts a vaccine distribution app built by volunteers

Family physicians and the Estonian Health Insurance Fund have started using an application developed by Estonian logistics startup Sixfold along with a team of volunteers whose aim is to facilitate a more efficient distribution and delivery of the COVID-19 vaccines. At the beginning of March, a joint workgroup was assembled by …

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Mental health matters – where to turn for help in Estonia?

Recommendations on where to turn for help in Estonia when feeling depressed or anxious. This is an edited version of the article originally published by the Settle in Estonia website. The symptoms of problems with mental health may start disrupting the person’s daily life at some point. If you are …

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Easter in Estonia – cleaning, predicting the weather and painting eggs

Estonia may be one of the least religious countries in the world, but when it comes to religious holidays, Estonians generally give the nod or combine it with one of their own folk traditions. Easter, commemorating the crucifixion and celebrating the resurrection of Jesus – a Jewish preacher and religious leader who …

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Gallery: The Estonian Song Celebration arch gets a modern lighting system

The arch that covers the stage that hosts huge choirs during the Estonian Song Celebration and its nearby lighthouse have received a brand new illumination solution. The current arch, its accompanying stage and the nearby 42-metre high lighthouse (the opening of each Song Celebration is marked by ceremonial ignition of …

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