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 former central banker: Life will return to normal

Ardo Hansson, the former governor of the Bank of Estonia, the country’s central bank, takes a rather positive view of the world once the coronavirus emergency is over. In an opinion piece, published in Postimees (in Estonian), an Estonian daily, Hansson says that compared with previous global pandemics or catastrophes, the damage …

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A new online exhibition on the Red Army terror in Estonia launched

The Estonian Institute of Historical Memory has compiled an interactive exhibition, “The ‘Liberator’ Arrived” – about the terrors of the Soviet Union’s Red Army that occupied Estonia and many other countries in 1944. The viewer gets an introduction to life in Estonia in 1944-1945, when the country had fallen under …

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PISA tests: Estonian students are financially the most literate in the world

The average financial literacy performance of Estonian students is higher than that in every other participating country or economy in the 2018 PISA financial literacy tests, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development announced. The PISA 2018 assessment of financial literacy – the results of which were published on 7 …

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Estonian symphonics to remember composer Lepo Sumera with a free virtual concert

To remember the Estonian composer Lepo Sumera (1950 – 2000) on the 70th anniversary of his birth, on 8 May, the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra soloists and pianist Kadri-Ann Sumera will perform his compositions at the Estonia Concert Hall; the concert will be streamed for free online. “On 8 May, …

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An international portal about communist crimes launched in Estonia

The Estonian Institute of Historical Memory has launched a portal that provides information on the history of communist regimes and their crimes; the portal is published in Estonian, English and Russian. The aim of the portal, called Communist Crimes, is to deepen the understanding of the history of communist regimes …

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Estonia’s Haapsalu Horror and Fantasy Film Festival takes place online this year

The 15th edition of the Haapsalu Horror and Fantasy Film Festival (HÕFF) will take place completely online this year; the festival that has, in normal times, run in the small resort town of Haapsalu, west coast of Estonia, is screening 22 feature films and 16 short films online from 8-10 May. The organisers of the festival …

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Estonia’s energy giant: Renewable electricity exceeds the oil shale energy for the first time

Renewable electricity has accounted for half of Eesti Energia’s – Estonia’s largest energy producer – total production in the first quarter, the company announced; this is the first time for renewable energy to exceed the oil shale energy. “Renewable electricity accounted for half of the electricity production, which showed a …

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Almost half of the Estonian startups could be affected by the coronavirus crisis

A survey conducted by Startup Estonia and the Estonian Startup Leaders Club in April shows the pandemic has reached many startups and 48% of respondents estimated their revenue will drop by a half. The good news is the revenue of Estonian start-ups totalled €196.5 million in the first quarter of …

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The Estonian far-right leader claims to have halted the Rail Baltica project

Mart Helme, Estonia’s interior minister and the leader of the far-right Estonian Conservative People’s Party, EKRE, claimed on Sunday that his party has put the Rail Baltica project – aimed at connecting Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland with a high-speed railway – at a standstill. Helme made the comments at …

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