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Left behind after Soviet occupation, this military truck in Estonia now serves as a sauna

Inspired by the creative pop-up saunas around the world, an Estonian couple is driving their ZiL-131 Soviet military truck to Tallinn, the country’s capital, so they can open it up to visitors as a sauna. One of Estonia’s most unusual saunas has been discovered inside the back of a ZiL-131 …

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Estonishing Evenings to take a deeper look into the Estonian cinema

The Estonishing Evenings event series, supported by Estonian World, continues in Tallinn on 27 January, this time taking a deeper look into the history of the Estonian filmmaking; the event will also feature a movie quiz. If you live outside Estonia, the chances are you’ve heard of such films as …

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Know about Setomaa, Estonia’s hidden treasure, from a local

Helen Külvik, who lives in the small village of Obinitsa in Setomaa – a home of Estonia’s ethnic Seto minority – gives an overview of the local life, culture and customs. This is an edited version of the article originally published in Hear It From Locals magazine. Helen Külvik, a …

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The forest, science and Estonia: a foreigner’s view from the inside

Estonia’s only ancient forest in Järvselja hosts a research station, led by Steffen Noe, a senior researcher at University of Life Sciences. One of his research interests is how the forest affects the atmosphere and vice versa. What is his story and why did a German citizen decide to move to Estonia 15 …

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Estonian researchers are developing a translation programme with Mozilla Firefox

Estonian language technologists from the University of Tartu are helping improve the flexibility and quality of Mozilla’s new translation programme, Bergamot. This article is published in collaboration with Research in Estonia. Recently, news of Mozilla’s new translation programme, Bergamot, spread through international technology news portals. Few know the high-level team also …

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Nine Estonian researchers among the world’s most influential scientists

The newly published Clarivate Analytics list identifies more than 6,200 of the world’s most influential scientists, including nine researchers from Estonia. This article is published in collaboration with Research in Estonia. Seven of the Estonian researchers on the list work at the University of Tartu, one at the Estonian University of …

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A wintry swim.

Estonian scientist: Climate patterns in Europe are about to change

Precipitation extremes that lead to floods or droughts are related to the severest damages to human activities in nearly all regions of the world – what will our weather be like in the future? Jüri Kamenik, a lecturer of climatology and meteorology at Tallinn University has got some answers.  This …

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Rat attack: Rodents disrupt Estonia’s digital state

The Estonian digital society, dubbed as e-Estonia, has witnessed many attackers in the past, not least the cyber-attacks originating from Russia in 2007; on 20 November, however, it had to briefly concede to unexpected warriors – rats. Estonia is rightly proud of its digital services. You can pretty much do …

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