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.

Kelly Sildaru wins her fourth gold in women’s ski slopestyle

The Estonian freestyle skier, Kelly Sildaru, has won her fourth gold medal in women’s ski slopestyle – at the X Games Aspen 2020. Sildaru defended her gold in women’s ski slopestyle on Sunday at the X Games Aspen 2020. The win comes just days after she won the superpipe title in …

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A database of Estonian artists launched in English

The Estonian Centre for Contemporary Art has launched a database of Estonian artists, available both in Estonian and English, presenting a selection of artists, curators and critics currently active in the Estonian art scene. “Currently, the database features 40 artists; however, in the next few years, the number will be tripled,” …

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Updated: Estonia opens a new honorary consul’s office in Vancouver, Canada

On 20 January, the Estonian ambassador to Canada, Toomas Lukk, and the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, Janet Austin, opened a new Estonian honorary consul’s office in Vancouver, on the west coast of Canada. At the opening ceremony, Austin recognised Estonia’s digital development and noted in her speech that British …

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Estonia and the US to build a joint platform for sharing cyber threat intelligence

Estonia and the United States have started a cooperation to build a joint platform for sharing cyber threat intelligence between the two countries. The platform will be developed by Cybernetica – the Estonian company known for the development of the country’s X-Road citizen’s portal and the internet voting system – and procured …

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Arvo Pärt was the world’s second most performed living composer in 2019

The Estonian maestro, Arvo Pärt, who was previously the most performed contemporary composer in the world – for eight years in a row – lost the top spot to American composer John Williams in 2019. According to the classical music event database, Bachtrack, the most performed contemporary composers in the world …

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Estonia allocates €50,000 to Australia to help bushfire victims

The Estonian ministry of foreign affairs has allocated €50,000 to the Australian Red Cross to support them in aiding disaster victims. At least 24 people have so far been killed and more than 6.3 million hectares (63,000 sq km or 15.6 million acres) of bush, forest and parks have been …

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Konrad Mägi’s works exhibited in Turin, Italy

The exhibition of Estonian expressionist painter Konrad Mägi (1878-1925), which recently opened in Turin, Italy, has been praised in several Italian media outlets. The largest ever Mägi exhibition in Italy, opened by the Estonian president, Kersti Kaljulaid, on 30 November, has already attracted thousands of visitors and been praised in …

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Over 280,000 Estonian residents at the risk of poverty

According to Statistics Estonia, 21.7% of the Estonian population lived at the risk of poverty and 2.4% lived in absolute poverty in 2018. Compared with 2017, the share of people at the risk of poverty decreased by 0.2 percentage points and the share of those living in absolute poverty by 0.3 percentage points, …

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