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Jüri Luik: Even after the relocations of US forces in Europe, they will remain committed to our defence

While the US intention to reduce its permanent presence in Europe is not a positive development, the US presence in the continent has increased since 2014 and the US will remain committed to the defence of Eastern Europe in the future, the Estonian minister of defence, Jüri Luik, said in …

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TalTech relents and offers foreign students defer option and online courses

Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech) has bowed to the overwhelming pressure by hundreds of foreign students and parts of the Estonian society and backtracked from its earlier decision not to admit bachelor’s and master’s candidates from high coronavirus risk countries; the university is now aiming to mend its reputation by …

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VIDEO: Björk interviews Arvo Pärt

In 1997, the Icelandic singer-songwriter, Björk, interviewed the Estonian composer, Arvo Pärt, for a BBC documentary called “Modern Minimalists”; Estonian World reshares the short interview. In 1997, at the peak of her global fame, the Icelandic artist, Björk, made an appearance on a short BBC documentary called “Modern Minimalists”, which includes …

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The Estonian World Council: Russian fabrications and distortions of history hinder mutual understanding and the pursuit of truth

The Estonian World Council, a global organisation uniting Estonians abroad, has published a separate statement from the one Estonian World published on 9 July, regarding the Russian attempts to revise history; Estonian World publishes the statement in full. The Estonian World Council joins with the foreign ministries of Estonia, Latvia …

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Twenty historic pictures of Estonia and its people, restored in colour

The Estonian photo enthusiast, Hanno Puskar, colourises old black and white photos of Estonia and its people; Estonian World brings you a selection of the images. The history of photography is about two hundred years old, but colour photography has been the dominant form of photography for only about fifty …

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The Russian president, Vladimir Putin. Photo: kremlin.ru

Estonians in Canada and Sweden: Russia’s fabrications and distortions of history hinder mutual understanding and the pursuit of truth

The Estonian Central Council in Canada and the Association of Estonians in Sweden have issued a joint statement in a response to the recent article by the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, that, according to them, falsifies history, calling it a hindrance of mutual understanding and the pursuit of truth; Estonian …

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Gallery: The Estonian Song Celebration 2019

Estonia’s cherished Song Celebration that in 2019 celebrated its 150th anniversary, took place from 6-7 July 2019 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 …

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The Baltic Bubble – 15 unique places to visit in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania

The Baltic states reopened their internal borders on 15 May and now allow their citizens, residents and other people who legally reside in these countries to travel around in the so-called Baltic Bubble without having to submit themselves to a 14-day self-isolation; Estonian World has compiled a list of 15 …

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How did Estonia become a new role model in digital education?

Estonia, the leading education nation in Europe – number one in PISA testing in Europe – has become a role model for digital education; Estonians have made ICT work for education, and they have several solutions that fully support distance learning. This is a paid content. Estonia, the Northern European …

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