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 exhibition in the US celebrates Estonia’s renaissance artist Michel Sittow

A new exhibition opened at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, is to celebrate Michel Sittow, an Estonian master of the early Netherlandish art. Considered Estonia’s greatest renaissance artist, Sittow (c. 1469–1525) was sought after by the renowned European courts of his day, including those of King Ferdinand …

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Estonian World had the best year still – but we need your support to continue this work

The most successful international media outlet about Estonia, Estonian World, had a record year in terms of readership – but we need your help to make our future more secure. First, I want to use the opportunity and wish a happy and prosperous year to all of you who are …

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PICTURES: The Estonian town of Rakvere creates an imaginative Christmas tree

The Estonian town of Rakvere has, for the fourth year in a row, installed a rather different and innovative Christmas tree. Like in the last three years, the tree was designed by Teet Suur, the town’s innovative cultural arts manager. Made from wood, the main peculiarity of this year’s Christmas tree …

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Estonian theatre NO99 awarded the Europe Theatre Prize

The Tallinn, Estonia-based avant-garde theatre, NO99, has been awarded the Europe Theatre Prize for new theatrical realities; the award was presented in Rome on 17 December. Supported by the European Commission, the prize highlights theatre makers that have contributed to the development of contemporary performing arts in Europe. Termed the …

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Every fifth person in Estonia lives in relative poverty

While Estonia has made respectable progress over the years, a quarter of a million people are still relatively poor. According to Statistics Estonia, 21.1% of the Estonian population – nearly 276,000 people – lived in relative poverty in 2016. The number dropped slightly, however – by 0.6% compared with the previous year. …

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Toomas Hendrik Ilves receives the World Leader in Cybersecurity Award 

The former Estonian president, Toomas Hendrik Ilves, is being honoured by the Boston Global Forum for his leadership that resulted in Estonia becoming a vital member of the world community. Ilves is to receive the World Leader in Cybersecurity Award at Harvard University on 12 December. The award is presented by …

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The Red Army entering Estonia in October 1939, effectively occupying the country. Today's Russia behaves frighteningly similarly to the Soviet Union in the thirties.

Mart Laar: Hollywood should make a blockbuster about communist crimes

The former Estonian prime minister, Mart Laar, told Estonian World that the world still avoids talking about the crimes of communism and an international smash would draw attention to the issue. “I’m afraid people still don’t dare to talk about the crimes of communism openly and to the full extent. …

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