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.

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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University of Tartu achieves a new record in the world rankings

According to one of the most important higher education lists, the QS World University Rankings, the University of Tartu now holds its best position ever. The university’s position in the ranking has improved from 501 in 2012 to 314 in 2017. Its strongest subject is linguistics, where it is globally rated in the 101-150 …

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Estonian electric scooter manufacturer opens its first store in China

Stigo, an Estonia-based folding scooter producer, has opened its first concept store in Tianjin, China. According to the company, its aim is to bring its product closer to commuters by offering a personal purchase and test-ride experience in the very centre of an urban environment. “We believe Stigo will revolutionise …

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Estonian Tiina Mälberg wins the best actress award in Spain

At the ImagineIndia International Film Festival in Madrid, Spain, Estonian Tiina Mälberg won the best actress award for her role in the Kadri Kõusaar-directed movie, “Mother”. Inspired by the radio series Coma – made by the Irish filmmaker, Kevin McCann – Kõusaar’s darkly comic thriller “Mother” centres on a woman, played by …

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Estonians to develop the country’s first self-driving car

The Tallinn University of Technology and one of Estonia’s oldest car dealerships are developing the country’s first self-driving car. The university and Silberauto, known in Estonia primarily as the dealership of Mercedes-Benz, which traces its roots all the way back to the world’s first car in 1886, signed the contract …

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Estonia’s former prime minister Mart Laar awarded the Truman-Reagan Medal of Freedom

The Washington-based Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation has awarded the former Estonian prime minister, Mart Laar, the Truman-Reagan Medal of Freedom for his role and work in exposing the atrocities of the communist regimes. A historian by academic qualification, Laar has over the years drawn attention to and written about …

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Estonia to build a heritage centre for composer Arvo Pärt

A new, Spanish-designed centre, introducing composer Arvo Pärt’s creative heritage to both domestic and international visitors, is planning to open its doors in autumn 2018. The Estonian government has allocated funds for the construction of the new building for the Arvo Pärt Centre. Designed by Fuensanta Nieto and Enrique Sobejano …

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A small Estonian song festival creates excitement in Amsterdam

Estonian choirs from across Europe took part in a small Estonian song festival in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. By Rein Jüriado, Kaire van der Toorn-Guthan, Agnes Kuusik-Dijkstra. How do you best demonstrate to the world the significance of the longstanding tradition of Estonian song festivals? Three active ladies of Estonian heritage, …

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