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 Kihnu-themed exhibition opens in London

A Kihnu-themed exhibition has opened in London, presenting images taken by the French photographer, Jérémie Jung, that portray the cultural heritage in the Estonian island. Since 2003, when UNESCO proclaimed Kihnu’s cultural space and traditions as a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity, an international interest in the island, …

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Estonia joins the new European centre countering hybrid threats

Estonia has joined the European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats – three months after the centre was established in Helsinki and following a domestic criticism of missing out. The main activity of the centre, which will commence its work in the second half of 2017, is developing strategic …

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Estonia’s Youth Song and Dance Celebration creates a thrill in Tallinn

Almost 40,000 young singers and dancers gather to the Estonian capital to take part in the 12th Youth Song and Dance Celebration, lauding the connection between the younger generation, their homeland, their culture and the older generation – their roots. The tradition of the Estonian song celebrations dates back to …

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The Estonian University of Life Sciences ranked in the top 100

According to the QS World University Rankings by Subject, the Estonian University of Life Sciences is one of the top 100 universities in the world in the field of agriculture and forestry. Published by the international consultation company, Quacquarelli Symonds, the QS World University Rankings by Subject ranks the world’s …

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Estonian-founded Bikeep installs secure bike racks in San Francisco

Bikeep, the Estonian startup that builds smart and secure bike racks, has announced the first pilot station installation for the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) to reduce bike theft at its stations. The company’s first installation for BART is now installed at the 16th Street Station in San …

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Estonian animation wins three awards in Brazil

An Estonian short animation, “The Master”, was awarded with prizes for Best Film, Best Direction and Best Script at the International Animation film festival Lanterna Mágica in Goiânia, Brazil. The goal of the Lanterna Mágica film festival, that took place from 13-18 June, is to offer the audience high quality …

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Estonia to open the world’s first data embassy in Luxembourg

Estonia’s pilot project – the world’s first data embassy – could set an example for the rest of the world, and now the country is preparing to launch its first such site in Luxembourg. In the last 20 years, Estonia has developed into what the World Development report, compiled by …

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Estonian rally driver Ott Tänak claims his first WRC victory

The Estonian rally driver, Ott Tänak, claimed his maiden victory at the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) in Italy on Sunday. The Estonian, competing for M-Sport team in the WRC, won the Rally Italia Sardegna by 12.3 seconds in a Ford Fiesta, his first victory in 73 starts, to climb to the third …

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