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.

Estonia promotes its defence industry in Abu Dhabi

The Estonian government and defence industry delegation recently took a trip to Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, to introduce the country’s capabilities in cyber defence, border defence and unmanned systems. The delegation, led by the country’s minister of defence, Margus Tsahkna, met with the local industry …

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Estonian students and Volkswagen are collaborating on China project

The Estonian Business School (EBS) and Volkswagen Financial Services have signed an agreement that provides the students of EBS and its partner university, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, with an opportunity to draw up a project for the development of Volkswagen business activities in the Chinese market.  The project involves twelve …

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Estonian underground musician Maria Minerva appears on the LA influentials’ list

The British daily, the Guardian, has included Estonian singer-songwriter Maria Minerva, aka Maria Juur, on the list of most important contemporary music artists in Los Angeles. “From searing political hip-hop and cosmic jazz to new age, Los Angeles is home to some of today’s most important music – this is …

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Tallinn’s “Oak of Russalka” shortlisted for the European Tree of the Year

For the third year in a row, a tree in Estonia is competing for the title of the “European tree of the year”; this time, the “Oak of Russalka”, located by the Tallinn seashore, is competing with 15 other trees from all over Europe in a contest that has been …

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Enterprise Estonia launches the country’s new gateway page

Enterprise Estonia, the state-run agency responsible for promoting Estonia abroad and attracting investment, launched two brand new web platforms – estonia.ee and brand.estonia.ee, at the cost of €200,000. The new website estonia.ee replaces the estonia.eu site that had become obsolete and outdated, both in design and content. The long-serving “Welcome …

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Isabelle Frochot: Estonia is very advanced in teaching methods

Dr Isabelle Frochot, a visiting associate professor of tourism marketing at the University of Tartu Pärnu College, says that she would recommend Estonia as a place to study without hesitation. In Estonia, when one talks about a “university town”, one usually means Tartu, the home of the largest and oldest …

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UPDATED: Arvo Pärt is the world’s most performed living composer sixth year running

The Estonian composer, Arvo Pärt, has, for the sixth year in a row, been given the title of the “world’s most performed living composer” by the classical music event database, Bachtrack, Estonian World can disclose. Bachtrack calculates a series of statistics each year that show the number of times the work …

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Estonia’s centenary celebration engages Estonians and their friends across the world

The Republic of Estonia will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2018; in anticipation to the centenary, the preparations have already started and are likely to add confidence to the country and its people across the globe. An imaginary countdown timer to celebrate the country’s centenary in 2018 was switched on …

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Silver Tambur: Brace yourself for 2017 – it’s going to be a rollercoaster year

While the Anglo-American and EU-dominated liberal world order faces collapse, Estonians have so far shown resilience against populist groundswells. For most people, a new year usually starts with a renewed sense of hope. We hope our lives will be better off; we hope the world will be a better place. …

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Estonia’s first satellite brings a contract for space cameras

ESTCube-1, Estonia’s first satellite, took images of such excellent quality that the Tartu-based researchers are getting their first orders from the space industry. Estonia conducted its first space mission in April 2013, when a tiny one-kilogramme satellite, called ESTCube-1, was rocketed off to orbit the Earth from the European Space …

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