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 search for the lost works of Estonian artist Konrad Mägi

Enn Kunila, the owner of one of the finest art collections in Estonia, has initiated an extensive search campaign to find works by expressionist painter Konrad Mägi. Collaborating with the Estonian Television’s “Eyewitness” programme, Kunila is hoping to find works by Mägi (1878-1925) that are unknown to this day. Mägi painted 400 paintings …

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Estonia’s “November” picks up the Best Cinematography award at Tribeca

The Estonian film, “November”, has won the Best Cinematography award in the International Narrative Feature Film category at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City. The award was handed over by the American actors, Alessandro Nivola and Willem Dafoe, on behalf of the jury. “We were particularly impressed by the …

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Estonian film “November” will be released to cinemas in the US and Canada

US film company Oscilloscope Laboratories has acquired North American rights to the Estonian film, “November”, which will be released in cinemas later this year. Oscilloscope, an independent US film company, acquired the rights just before “November” had its international premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City on 24 April. “November is …

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Estonia’s hypocritical engagement with Azerbaijan

While the Estonian government is publicly committed to widening the democratic space based on rule of law and ensuring full respect for human rights, it has turned a blind eye on the human rights violations in Azerbaijan. Moreover, the Estonian government is actively pursuing friendship with its authoritarian regime. At …

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Tallinn’s Raeapteek: One of the oldest pharmacies in Europe turns 595

Raeapteek, the oldest town council pharmacy in Europe and the oldest continuously operating medical institution in Estonia, is celebrating its 595th anniversary. The pharmacy (the Estonian name, Raeapteek, literally means “municipal pharmacy”) has been continuously operating in the same premises in Tallinn Old Town since 1422 – it was first …

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Developed in Estonia: seven new innovations for work 2.0

The students of the joint design and engineering international master’s programme of the Tallinn University of Technology and the Estonian Academy of Arts recently developed seven new concepts to support the ways we work in future. These seven student teams were exploring how changes in the society and the technological …

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Celebrations in St Petersburg mark 100 years from the demonstration of Estonians

Celebrations will be held in St Petersburg, Russia, to mark the passing of 100 years from the demonstration of Estonians in support of their country’s autonomy. The 1917 Russian revolution and the generally unstable situation in the country created the opportunity for Estonians to demand self-governance. The impetus for independence …

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A new documentary highlights the challenges facing Kihnu island

The Estonian island of Kihnu, famous for its distinctive identity and traditional costumes, faces population decline and a new documentary, Meite Kodo (Our Home), draws attention to these issues. Kihnu is a well-known island among Estonians, partly for its odd yet very interesting traditions, the inhabitants’ sense of strong community …

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