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 picture of Estonian winter praised in the Outdoor Photographer of the Year competition

An image of the winter scenery in Prandi Springs in Estonia has been commended by the Outdoor Photographer of the Year competition, a prestigious international photography contest. A picture taken by Jaak Sarv in Prandi Springs, Järva county in Estonia, was “highly commended” by the international photography competition. The competition, …

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An Estonian community leader in LA wants to open the US market for Estonians

Renee Meriste, an Estonian community leader in Los Angeles, California, says that even though many in the US know very little about Estonia, this needs to be changed – and he wants to help open the American market for Estonian companies. The United States hosts one of the most vibrant …

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Arvo Pärt is the world’s most performed living composer seventh year running

The Estonian composer, Arvo Pärt, has, for the seventh year in a row, been given the title of the “world’s most performed living composer” by the classical music event database, Bachtrack. “We always keep an eye on contemporary performance, where the composer with the most performed works has been Arvo Pärt …

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An Estonian university opens an IT curriculum in English for expats

From February 2018, foreigners and expats living in Estonia can study information technology (IT) in English on the undergraduate level for the first time. The curriculum, Software Development and Entrepreneurship, is focused on the skills Estonian IT companies are looking for. The new initiative comes about as the Estonian students’ numbers …

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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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