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 National Opera streams the first Estonian ballet for free

The Estonian National Opera will stream Eduard Tubin’s ballet, “The Goblin” on opera’s Facebook page for free on Saturday, 11 April. Eduard Tubin (1905-1982) wrote “The Goblin” between 1938-1940. The piece was the first ballet written by an Estonian composer and had its premiere at the Estonian National Opera in 1944. …

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Estonia supports the world’s poorest countries to contain the coronavirus

Estonia is allocating €100,000 for containing the spread and lessen the consequences of the coronavirus in the world’s poorest countries. Responding to a call by the World Health Organisation, Estonia is allocating €100,000 from its development and humanitarian aid funds, to help contain the spread and ease the consequences of …

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Estonian companies to develop a NATO cyber platform

The Tallinn-based companies, Guardtime and Cyber Technologies, will develop an automated command and development platform for the NATO Cyber Range. The Estonian Centre for Defence Investment has signed an agreement with Guardtime and GT Cyber Technologies for the companies to develop over four years an automated command and development platform …

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Estonia’s far-right EKRE MPs vote against a statement supporting the EU and NATO

The Estonian Conservative People’s Party (EKRE) MPs voted against the parliament foreign affairs committee’s statement in support of the unity of the EU and NATO. In the light of the current crisis, members of the Estonian parliament’s (Riigikogu) foreign affairs committee on 2 April adopted a statement in support of …

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Israel to have an oil plant based on the Estonian technology

Enefit Outotec Technology, an enterprise majority-owned by the Estonian state oil shale processing company, Eesti Energia, has signed a deal with the Israeli firm, Rotem Energy, to export Estonia’s oil plant technology to Israel. According to the contract, Rotem Energy Mineral Partnership will use Enefit’s knowhow, technology and licence to …

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The Estonian National Opera starts streaming performances for free

The Estonian National Opera begins streaming performances for free; the first one, the opera, “Faust”, will be streamed on 4 April. The opera starts streaming performances every Saturday to bring opera and ballet performances to the audience’s homes during the current coronavirus emergency situation. The first performance begins on 4 …

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Arvo Pärt receives Spain’s “Frontiers of Knowledge Award”

The Estonian composer, Arvo Pärt, has received the Spain-based BBVA Foundation’s “Frontiers of Knowledge Award in Music and Opera”; the award recognises significant contribution in cultural creation. The annual awards, Premios Fundación BBVA Fronteras del Conocimiento in Spanish, recognise and encourage world-class research and artistic creation, prizing contributions of broad …

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle buy a manor in Estonia

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, have bought a manor house, once owned by a Baltic German nobleman, Johan von Benckendorff, in Estonia.* An international real estate broker, the Edinburgh-based Tartan Estates, announced on 1 April that Harry and Meghan had expanded their property portfolio …

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VIDEO: The Cello Octet Amsterdam performs Arvo Pärt in self-isolation

The Dutch ensemble, the Cello Octet Amsterdam, has, in self-isolation, performed “Da Pacem Domine”, composed by the Estonian maestro, Arvo Pärt, on 20 March via YouTube. With nearly half the world’s population under some form of restriction as governments across the globe are trying to curb the spread of the …

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