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-founded Skeleton Technologies to power Škoda trams in Germany

The Estonian-founded company, Skeleton Technologies, is to supply ultracapacitor systems to Škoda Electric for 114 trams that will be used in the towns of Mannheim, Heidelberg and Ludwigshafen in Germany. The ultracapacitor system recuperates the braking energy of the trams, made by the Czech manufacturer, Škoda, and uses it for …

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Estonia submits “Truth and Justice” for the foreign language Oscar consideration

The Estonian Film Institute has selected Tanel Toom’s drama, “Truth and Justice”, as the country’s nomination for the foreign language Academy Award. The film, released domestically in February 2019, is based in part on the five-volume book series by Anton Hansen Tammsaare (1878-1940). His pentalogy, “Truth and Justice” (“Tõde ja õigus” …

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Estonia-based Hongkonger proposes the Baltic Way-inspired human chain in Hong Kong

A Tallinn-based Hong Kong startup entrepreneur proposed the Baltic Way-inspired human chain in a secret internet forum and the activists are turning the idea into reality – the human chain in support of democracy is due to take place in Hong Kong on 23 August, on the 30th anniversary of …

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An Estonian nature documentary wins the best feature award in Mexico

“The Wind Sculpted Land”, an Estonian nature documentary by Joosep Matjus, won the best feature film award at the Environmental Film Festival of Tulum in Mexico. The Tulum festival was created with the aim of drawing Caribbean people’s attention to environmental issues; but, in addition, in order to attract attention …

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Estonian radical MEP calls for a “final solution” against immigrants in Europe

Jaak Madison, the only Estonian Conservative People’s Party (EKRE) member at the European Parliament (EP), used a Nazi term – originally used to camouflage the Holocaust – against immigrants in Europe. Madison, elected to the EP in May, posted an article on his Facebook page on 1 August about a murder committed …

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Four exhibitions open a world class photography space in Tallinn

Fotografiska Tallinn, inspired by the Stockholm-based internationally renowned cultural place for the world’s best photography, has opened in the Estonian capital with exhibits by four distinguished photographers, including the globally successful Jimmy Nelson. The privately-owned photographic art centre, Fotografiska Tallinn, including an exhibitions and events area, a café, restaurant, and photography art …

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Artur Kazaritski to represent Estonia at the Bocuse d’Or European culinary competition

Chef Artur Kazaritski, currently working at Copenhagen’s three Michelin star restaurant Geranium, will represent Estonia at the European final of the world’s most prestigious culinary competition in 2020 – that for the first time will be hosted in Tallinn. In the Estonian final, the chefs had five and a half …

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Baltic coast cycle route is among the most stunning in Europe

The London Evening Standard has highlighted the eight most beautiful cycling paths in Europe – among them is the Baltic Sea Cycle Route that runs through Estonia and other countries bordering the Baltic Sea. The newspaper said that “one of the best ways to explore Europe is by bike”. “Not …

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