Silver Tambur

Silver Tambur is the cofounder and Editor-in-Chief of Estonian World. He has previously studied journalism at the University of Tartu, and politics and society at the Birkbeck College, University of London. Silver has been the editor at the Estonian Public Broadcasting’s news service in English, as well as contributing for the Business Sense magazine in the UK, Deutsche Welle and Radio New Zealand. You can also follow him on Twitter and like his page on Facebook. You can write to Silver at silver@estonianworld.com.

An autonomous hydrogen-powered vehicle to be launched in Estonia

The Estonian autonomous vehicle manufacturer, Auve Tech, and the University of Tartu have developed an autonomous hydrogen-powered shuttle bus – claimed to be the first of its kind in the world; the vehicle has passed the Estonian Road Administration’s test and is allowed to start operating on public roads. The …

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A new documentary about Estonia’s former Patarei prison premieres in Tallinn

A new documentary on the Patarei prison in the Estonian capital, Tallinn – a facility that was used by the totalitarian regimes to imprison thousands of innocent people, in addition to criminals – has premiered in Tallinn, focusing on the background and hardships of prisoners of conscience, who were confined …

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Estonian edtech startup Edumus raises €180,000 to tackle the global teacher shortage

The Estonian edtech startup, Edumus, that places working professionals in schools as part-time teachers, has raised €180,000 from several Estonian and Finnish angel investors, including Peter Vesterbacka, to accelerate its growth and export its business model also to other countries. Edumus is a marketplace and platform that enables specialists from …

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Tallinn to host the 2022 European Design Festival

The Estonian capital, Tallinn, has been chosen to host the European Design Festival in June 2022. The festival consists of exhibitions, talks, design walks, workshops, conferences, social events and the European Design Awards, also known as the ED-Awards, gala. The festival’s mission is to celebrate European design, facilitate designers to …

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A concrete jungle of Tallinn to attract visitors with a music festival

Lasnamäe, the Soviet-built tower block district of the Estonian capital, Tallinn, is hosting the GROM Festival on 14 August; rapper Tommy Cash, currently the most popular Estonian artist globally, will headline the festival with his only concert in Tallinn this summer. According to organisers, “for one night, GROM will transform …

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Pictures: The Haapsalu Castle Museum awarded by the European Museum Forum

The Haapsalu Castle Museum in Haapsalu, Estonia, received a special commendation at the European Museum of the Year Awards 2021. The special commendations are given to the museums that have developed a new and innovative aspect of their public service and from which other European museums can learn, the European …

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Estonian town of Narva to host an international “freedom theatre festival”

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Estonia’s restoration of independence, the Vaba Lava Narva Theatre Centre will host the International Freedom Theatre Festival from 17 to 21 August 2021; the programme includes several productions that are forbidden in their respective homelands. The festival’s programme includes productions by small theatres from …

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Updated: Estonia’s ambassador to France summoned back, criminal investigation launched

Clyde Kull, the Estonian ambassador to France, has been summarily recalled from his duties; the Estonian Prosecutor’s Office said it had launched a criminal investigation against the former ambassador. The order to call the ambassador back was signed by the Estonian president, Kersti Kaljulaid, on 20 May. In addition to …

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Russian actress with Estonian roots cleared for space flight

Actress Yulia Peresild will be flown to the International Space Station in October to shoot scenes for an upcoming Russian movie. Yulia Peresild, whose ancestors were from Estonia, and filmmaker Klim Shipenko were selected to be part of the expedition that is planned to launch in October from the Baikonur …

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Estonian company to develop IT-strategy for Zanzibar

Estonian IT company Net Group has signed a memorandum of cooperation with the island of Zanzibar, an autonomous region of Tanzania. The Tallinn-based Net Group said it was hired to develop IT-strategy for Zanzibar – mainly because the Estonian company has a long and extensive experience in East Africa and …

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