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.

UK to deploy deadly Apache helicopters in Estonia

The UK defence secretary, Gavin Williamson, has announced that the British Army’s Wildcat and Apache helicopters will be deployed in Estonia in 2019. Williamson made the announcement at a meeting of NATO defence ministers in Brussels. The British Army aircraft will provide aviation training opportunities to NATO allies during Estonia’s …

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The black storks in Estonia are suffering from loneliness, study finds

A whopping number of the black stork nests in Estonia are inhabited by single birds who cannot breed due to lack of partner, a research led by the Estonian University of Life Sciences finds. In Estonia, the rare black storks are living on the northernmost edge of their distribution range. …

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A new Estonian invention engages 9,000 students to compete in math online

99math, a new Estonian-founded game platform to motivate students to learn math, engaged simultaneously 9,000 students in an online competition; the platform’s next ambition is to attract a million students from all over the world. The game day, that took place on 30 January, involved more than 9,000 students from …

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A photo exhibition examines the impact of population changes in Estonia

A photo exhibition that examines how Estonia will last for the next one hundred years with a declining population has opened at the Baltic Station, the central train station in the Estonian capital, Tallinn. The exhibition #kuidasmekestame (“how we will last”) depicts images taken by renowned Estonian photographer, Birgit Püve, who has captured …

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Estonia to host a high-profile AI conference

The representatives of tech giants Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Netflix and Spotify will gather in Tallinn to talk about data and artificial intelligence adoption in Europe. Artificial intelligence champions from technology companies Netflix, Spotify, Amazon, Google DeepMind, Nvidia, Taxify, Microsoft, Starship and others will meet at North Star AI – applied machine …

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Holocaust Remembrance Day: the Nazis murdered, among others, a promising Estonian painter

Among the 7,000 Estonians murdered by the Nazis was a promising Fauvist painter Karl Pärsimägi. Education is lacking in some compartments in Estonia. While there’s plenty of information about the Soviet crimes committed during the occupation of Estonia – and justifiably so – there are sadly still many people who …

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Writer Sergei Dovlatov to be honoured with a monument in Tallinn

The Tallinn city government has decided to go ahead with the idea to erect a monument to the Russian-Armenian-Jewish writer, Sergei Dovlatov, who lived in the Estonian capital in the mid-70s. Dovlatov lived in Tallinn from 1972-1975 when he worked as a journalist in the local Russian-language newspaper, Sovetskaja Estonija …

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Estonia to host the Bocuse d’Or Europe culinary competition in 2020

Bocuse d´Or unveiled on 18 January that Estonia will serve as the host country for the 2020 European selection of the world’s most prestigious culinary competition.  Bocuse d´Or is an international gastronomy contest, culminating in the grand finale in Lyon, France, every two years. Continental preliminaries are held in carefully selected locations and Estonia has been awarded the privilege …

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The London Evening Standard picks Estonia as a Valentine’s Day destination

The Evening Standard, the dominant local evening paper in London, picked 14 non-cliché travel destinations for Valentine’s Day, giving Estonia the top spot. The paper said that while many couples flock to Paris to celebrate their love in the city of, well, love, it has come up with a few …

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