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.

Zaha Hadid Architects to redesign Tallinn’s Old City Harbour

Zaha Hadid Arcitects, the London-based and internationally renowned architecture and design firm, will draw up the development plans for the Estonian capital’s old harbour. The Port of Tallinn launched an international competition for the Masterplan 2030 for the Tallinn Old City Harbour in 2016 with plans to introduce more urban …

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Tallinn now considered a beta level global city

According to the Globalisation and World Cities Research Network, Tallinn, the Estonian capital is among the beta level world cities. Since 1998, the geography department of Loughborough University in the United Kingdom has created a bi-annual categorisation of world cities into “Alpha”, “Beta” and “Gamma” tiers, based upon their international connectedness. The university’s think tank, the Globalisation …

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How Estonia became a global heavyweight in cyber security

Ten years on from the world’s first cyber war, Estonia has become a global cyber security superpower. In 2007, following a disputed relocation of the Soviet-era Bronze Soldier monument, Estonia faced cyber-attacks that have been widely acknowledged as the world’s first cyber war. At the peak of these attacks, fifty-eight …

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Silicon Valley’s Intertrust acquires the Estonian-founded Planet OS

A Silicon Valley company, Intertrust Technologies, has acquired the assets of the Estonian-founded geospatial big data service provider, Planet OS. Planet OS, founded by the Estonian technology entrepreneur, Rainer Sternfeld, is a big data infrastructure company for geospatial IoT (Internet of Things), solving the most difficult data discovery, data access …

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A Chinese ride-sharing company invests in Estonia’s Taxify

Taxify, the Estonian-founded taxi booking startup, announced a strategic partnership with Didi Chuxing, a Beijing-based ride-sharing company. Taxify said in a statement that under the partnership, DiDi will invest in and collaborate with the company to support its further growth and innovation across all markets. “We will utilise this partnership to solidify …

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Estonians are among the biggest marijuana lovers

According to the United Nations’ data on drugs, Estonia is among the top 30 nations for marijuana consumption. Despite the ultra-orthodox public thinking on all kind of drugs and fierce opposition for legalising cannabis by most Estonian politicians, officially 6% of the country’s population regularly smoke weed. With this number, …

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Estonian women’s épée team victorious at the 2017 World Fencing Championships

The Estonian team won the women’s épée battle at the World Fencing Championships in Leipzig, beating China. Team Estonia emerged victorious in the German town of Leipzig that hosted the most important fencing event in the world. The Estonian épée fencers – Irina Embrich, Julia Beljayeva, Kristina Kuusk and Erika …

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Estonian movie “The Fencer” screened in cinemas across the US

The Estonian-Finnish film, “The Fencer”, premieres in New York on 21 July and runs until 1 September. Distributed by the California Film Institute, “The Fencer” will be screened at 16 cinemas across the United States. The opening night is on 21 July in New York City, where the film will …

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