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.

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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Seven Estonian scientists among the world’s most impactful researchers

According to the ranking compiled by Clarivate Analytics, a US-based company that owns and operates a collection of subscription-based services focused on scientific and academic research, seven Estonian scientists are among the world’s highly cited researchers. The list, released on 15 November, identifies the most frequently cited researchers as determined by the extent …

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WATCH: The first concert for robots organised in Estonia

The biggest robotics festival in Europe, Robotex, that took place in the Estonian capital, Tallinn, hosted among other things the first live concert performed exclusively for robots. Robotex 2017, taking place from 24-26 November, was attended by more than 15,000 spectators. The event offered various activities for kids, students, robotics …

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Picture of an Estonian bog wins a prize at a competition in the Netherlands

The Estonian nature photographer, Remo Savisaar, has won the first prize in the landscape category of the “Nature Photographer of the Year” contest organised in the Netherlands. Savisaar succeeded with the “Early morning bog” – an image taken in one of the country’s bogs in June 2016, when the photographer …

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Pope Francis awards Arvo Pärt with the Ratzinger Prize

On 18 November, Pope Francis presented the Estonian composer, Arvo Pärt, the Ratzinger Prize in the Vatican. The Ratzinger Prize is designed to honour outstanding individuals for their research in theology and adjacent sciences, or for their religious artwork. Instigated by Pope Benedict XVI, born Joseph Ratzinger, the foundation has …

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Estonian choreographer’s “Swan Lake” premieres in Italy

The Balletto di Milano premiered on 5 November a new take on the ballet classic, “Swan Lake”, reimagined by the Estonian choreographer, Teet Kask. Kask created the ballet especially for the ballet company of Balletto di Milano that will perform the piece in theatres across Italy and Switzerland. “My new version of Tchaikovsky’s …

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Arvo Pärt’s music a “deathbed favourite”, a Scottish study says

According to the investigation conducted by a Scotland-based theatre company, the music of the Estonian composer, Arvo Pärt, is a preferred choice by patients in the end-of-life care. Two Scottish theatre companies, Vanishing Point and string orchestra Scottish Ensemble, have explored the role of Tabula Rasa, a masterpiece written by …

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