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.

The University of Tartu Pärnu College marks its 25th anniversary

The Pärnu College of the University of Tartu celebrates its 25th anniversary on 14 May; the college is the only higher education institution in Estonia’s “resort capital”. Although the modern college was established in 1996, the history of the University of Tartu’s presence in Pärnu dates back centuries. The original …

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The Arvo Pärt Centre accepts artist-in-residence applications

The Arvo Pärt’s centre in Laulasmaa, Estonia, that showcases the cultural heritage of the Estonian composer, is launching a residency programme, offering artists from the different creative fields a possibility to look for new ideas. The residency is open to composers, musicians, writers, visual artists, architects, filmmakers and choreographers, the …

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Around 800 American paratroopers conduct an exercise in Estonia

Paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division, an airborne infantry division of the United States Army, on Friday morning departed from Fort Bragg, North Carolina, for a Swift Response exercise where they will conduct “joint forcible entry” operations into Estonia in the early hours of Saturday; the airborne exercise is designed to test the American fast …

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Estonia allocates funds to help India fight coronavirus

Estonia is allocating €75,000 to India to help the country contain the severe new coronavirus wave it’s experiencing. “The situation is concerning because the rapid increase of infections has put the health-care system of the country under enormous pressure. Hospitals are lacking staff, beds, medicines and oxygen,” Estonia’s foreign minister, …

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Arvo Pärt’s new choral work to premiere in New York City

Estonian composer Arvo Pärt’s a cappella choral work, O Holy Saint Nicholas, will be premiered at the opening of the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine at the World Trade Center Ground Zero site in New York City. The piece will be performed by Schola Cantorum, a Boston, Massachusetts-based …

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Russian delegations, Putin could still attend the Finno-Ugric World Congress in Estonia

Tõnu Seilenthal, a member of the Consultative Committee of Finno-Ugric Peoples, the coordinating body of the World Congress of Finno-Ugric Peoples, due to take place this summer in Tartu, Estonia, says in an interview with Estonian World that even if the Russian Federation creates an “iron curtain”, the results of …

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Estonia introduces a digital vaccine passport

Estonia has introduced a digital vaccine passport to support the country’s response to COVID-19 pandemic; the secure vaccination certificate, called VaccineGuard, is issued through the Estonian national patient portal and is available immediately, enabling the country’s citizens to cross borders with proof of vaccination status. The VaccineGuard platform is based …

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The Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir launches a web channel

The Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, considered one of the best choirs in the world, has launched its own web channel that highlights performances from the past and will feature live-streamed concerts in the future. The famed choir, named by the BBC Music Magazine as one of the ten best choirs …

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