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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.

Tallinn named one of top7 intelligent communities in the world

Intelligent Community Forum names the world’s Top7 Intelligent Communities, all with a track record of new jobs and innovative development. Estonian capital is among the Top7. The Intelligent Community Forum (ICF), based in New York, has named the 2013 Top7 Intelligent Communities of the Year. The Top7 list includes three …

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Arvo Pärt’s Adam’s Lament chosen as “Recording of The Month” by BBC and receiving favourable reviews (Video)

BBC Music Magazine and its official website Classical-music.com chose ECM’s 2012 CD of Arvo Pärt’s Adam’s Lament as its recording of the month for January 2013. The disc contains the Latvian Radio Choir, Sinfonietta Riga, the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, the Tallinn Chamber Orchestra and Vox Clamantis performing Adam’s Lament and also Beatus …

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Estonia’s “Song of the year 2012” (Video)

“Meil on aega veel” – “We still have time” by Estonian band Põhja Tallinn (North-Tallinn) was voted as “The song of the year 2012” by Estonia’s popular Radio 2 listeners. “We still have time” is the fourth single from the band’s debut album “Per Aspera Ad Astra”. A fascinating combination …

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Sillamäe’s past, present and future

Andrew Suttaford visits Sillamäe – once a secret town that was administered not as a part of Soviet Estonia, but as an exclave of Soviet Russia itself. This article was first published under the headline “A Soviet Brigadoon – The strange history of Estonia’s Sillamäe” by nationalreview.com. By Andrew Suttaford It’s …

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Estonian World’s Best of 2012 – Business & Technology

Here we look back at some of the more remarkable business & tech stories that we published last year:   Start-up entrepreneur Priit Salumaa wrote a comprehensive report about Estonian start-up scene – or what has become to be known internationally as #estonianmafia: #estonianmafia: The Insider View https://estonianworld.com/technology/estonianmafia-the-insider-view/   Estonian …

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Postcards from Estonia: Christmas Day by Viimsi seaside

There are many ways to celebrate Christmas…One of our readers, Carmen Ceka, spent the Christmas Day with friends by Viimsi seaside, near Tallinn. We loved their idea so much that we decided to share it with you. “All of my friends who gathered together to celebrate Christmas, now live outside …

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Estonia’s third largest city – four reasons to visit Narva

Narva is the third largest city in Estonia. It is located at the eastern extreme point of Estonia, by the Russian border, on the Narva River which drains Lake Peipus. The frontier location of Narva is the most characteristic feature of both the past and the present of the town. The historic border has been running there …

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