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.

Global Estonians: blogger and entrepreneur Janek Fiume (Sicily, Italy)

Hi Janek, where are you based and how long have you been there? My family and I are based in Terrasini. It’s a small village (7000 regular inhabitants) in the region of Palermo which is the capital of Sicily. Terrasini is situated about 35 kilometres to north – west from …

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Artist of the week: London-based stage director Liisa Smith

Estonian World´s latest Artist of the week is UK based stage director Liisa Smith. Liisa left Estonia about 10 years ago, to study performance arts in England. After finishing her MA in Text and Performance (Drama), specialising in Directing at the King´s College and RADA (The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art), …

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Global Estonians: an accounting officer Hendrik Hermann (Uberlândia, Brazil)

Hello Hendrik, what made you leave Estonia? It was in 2000 when I became a foreign exchange student at the University of Minnesota in the US. And during my studies there I met my future wife Luciana, who is Brazilian. Where are you based and how long have you been …

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Global Estonians: fashion designer Evelyn Toomistu-Banani (Frankfurt, Germany)

Evelyn Toomistu-Banani is a fashion designer, based in Germany. Hi Evelyn, where are you based and how long have you been there? I live with my family in Frankfurt,Germany – and have been here for over 5 years. What made you to choose Frankfurt? For some reason I was dreaming …

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Artist of the week: ballet dancer Tiit Helimets (San Francisco National Ballet)

Our latest Artist of the week is Tiit Helimets, principal dancer at the San Francisco National Ballet. Born in Viljandi, Estonia, Tiit Helimets had an exposure to ballet from an early age, while watching cultural programs on TV. His mum noticed his interest and at 10, took him for a …

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Shape-shifting Fitbots from Estonia help shoppers to try on clothes in virtual fitting rooms (video)

In the late 70´s, the members of innovative German band Kraftwerk decided that, for their concerts, they would send look-alike robots to perform, instead of doing the hard work themselves. Kraftwerk’s robots, although looking cool, were basic and could only move their “arms” up and down, and their “heads” sideways. …

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Global Estonians: singer-songwriter Liis Hirvoja (London/UK)

2,400 years ago the philosopher Socrates claimed: “I am not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world (kosmopolitês).” In 1937 Ernest Hemingway wrote in his novel To Have and Have Not: “In every port in the world, at least two Estonians can be found.”  Fast forward to AD 2012 …

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Intellectual property world is our oyster: meet Taavi Raidma, co-founder and CEO of the UK based CrowdIPR

When Taavi Raidma (27) was 10 years old, he was dreaming to set up his own bank, together with his brother. Perhaps it was just a bit too early to start his own business – after he had persuaded his grandparents to become their first clients, his parents put a stop for further expansion plans. …

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