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.

A ballet created in honour of Estonian chess grandmaster Paul Keres

A new ballet, created in honour of the chess grandmaster, Paul Keres, once the most famous Estonian in the world, will premiere in September at the Estonian National Opera. Once upon a time, Paul Keres (1916-1975) was the most distinguished Estonian around the globe – his fame in the chess …

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Estonia will be represented in the Eurovision by Elina Nechayeva

Elina Nechayeva, an Estonian soprano, will represent her country at the 2018 Eurovision song contest in Lisbon, Portugal. Nechayeva’s song, “La forza”, was a favourite to win the local contest, Eesti Laul, long before the combination of a jury and a public vote decided its fate at the televised concert …

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BIG INTERVIEW: Kersti Kaljulaid: A small country has only one natural resource – between our ears

In a wide-ranging interview with Estonian World, the Estonian president, Kersti Kaljulaid, said that a small country like Estonia only has one natural resource and it is located between our ears; and therefore, education that is accessible to all children is a good thing that the country must keep. Kersti …

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“November” cinematography awarded in the US

Mart Taniel has received the American Society of Cinematographers’ Spotlight Award for his work as the cinematographer of the Estonian movie, “November”. The award is one of the highest honours given out by the members the American Society of Cinematographers. The award was given to Taniel by cinematographer and the …

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Latvians dedicate a video for Estonia’s centennial

Using bicycles, vintage cars, motorcycles and tractors in a short road movie, several hundred of Latvians from different towns and villages joined in and personally forwarded their good wishes to Estonians by delivering a “birthday cake” across the border. “We thought of a way how our people could send Latvian …

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Estonia opens an e-residency centre in Seoul

Estonia has opened an e-residency collection centre in Seoul, South Korea, that will help Korean entrepreneurs more easily enter the EU market without leaving the country. The centre was opened by the Estonian president, Kersti Kaljulaid, who’s visiting the country. As part of her visit, the two countries also agreed …

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The Estonian National Symphony Orchestra to perform in Georgia and Armenia

The Estonian National Symphony Orchestra and its honorary principal conductor, Neeme Järvi, are to perform in the capital of Armenia, Yerevan; in the capital of Georgia, Tbilisi; and in the Georgian town of Batumi by the Black Sea as part of the Estonia’s centennial celebrations. The performances are given to …

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Estonian clean-up initiative aims to engage 150 countries in a single day

The Estonian-founded global clean-up initiative, Let’s Do It! World, aims to bring together 150 countries from all over the world for a massive waste clean-up on 15 September. The Let’s Do It! movement, which started in Estonia in 2008 when 50,000 people came together and cleaned up the entire country …

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