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.

Former US ambassador Jeff Levine joins Estonian startup Teleport

The former US ambassador to Tallinn, Jeff Levine, has joined the Estonian startup, Teleport, a company that helps people find the best and most affordable place to live and work. Teleport announced Levine will join the company to lead its “user engagement efforts”. With the assignment, Levine, who recently retired …

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Estonia is among the 10 greenest countries in the world

According to the 2016 Environmental Performance Index, which ranks 180 countries on how they protect human health and ecosystems, Estonia is the eighth most environmentally friendly country on Earth. The annual Environmental Performance Index (EPI) is compiled by researchers from the US-based Yale University and Columbia University. The index ranks …

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Arvo Pärt is the world’s most performed living composer fifth year running

Estonian composer Arvo Pärt has, for the fifth year running, been given the title of the “world’s most performed living composer” by the classical music event database, Bachtrack. “Arvo Pärt continues to be the most performed contemporary concert composer, leagues ahead of John Adams and John Williams,” Bachtrack said. The top …

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Estonian-Finnish movie “The Fencer” in the race for an Oscar nomination

The Estonian-Finnish film, “The Fencer”, has advanced, along with eight other films, in the race for the Oscar for best foreign-language film, moving on to the next phase of voting for the 88th Academy Awards. “The Fencer” was originally submitted in September by Finland, since the film’s director Klaus Härö …

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Estonian-developed web app helps Americans find their ideal candidate for president

An electoral compass that was partly developed by the University of Tartu (UT) scientist helps Americans find their ideal candidate for president in the 2016 election. The compass, called Societly.com, has been launched in the US for the presidential election that will take place on 8 November 2016. One of …

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Oksanen’s Estonian tale in the Guardian’s best novels of 2015 list

British daily newspaper the Guardian has included When the Doves Disappeared by the Finnish-Estonian writer, Sofi Oksanen, in the list of the best novels of 2015. The newspaper said that “this has been quite a year for the novel, one of those exquisite vintages that come along every decade or …

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Estonian-Finnish movie “The Fencer” earns a Golden Globe nomination

The Estonian-Finnish film, “The Fencer”, has been nominated, along four other films, for the 73rd Best Foreign Language Golden Globes. Following the footsteps of the Estonian-Georgian movie, “Tangerines” (“Mandariinid” in Estonian), which was nominated for an Oscar in the Best Foreign Language Film category for the 87th Academy Awards in January …

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Estonian president releases a compilation of his favourite songs

The Estonian president, Toomas Hendrik Ilves, is to release a compilation of his favourite songs, called “Teenage Wasteland – Favourites 1963-1978”, on 4 December. According to Ilves, the songs in the compilation have all shaped his later taste in music, from the new wave to punk and grunge down to …

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