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.

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

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

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Veriff voted the Estonian startup of the year

According to a poll, conducted among Estonian venture capitalists by the Estonian radio programme, Restart, Veriff was voted the Estonian startup of the year in 2018.  Sten Tamkivi, the president of the Estonian Startup Leaders Club, and Taavi Kotka, the Estonian government’s former chief information officer, were guests at the …

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Mari Kalkun’s “Ilmamõtsan” among the Guardian’s best world albums of 2018

The influential British newspaper called the third album by Estonian singer-songwriter Mari Kalkun a “gently mesmerising” and included it among the 2018 10 best world albums. The Guardian’s Robin Denselow included Kalkun’s third album among the 2018’s 10 best world albums – a list otherwise dominated by African, Middle Eastern and …

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Estonia’s first 5G network opens

The Swedish telecommunication companies, Telia and Ericsson, and Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech) have opened Estonia’s first 5G network. The network opened on 20 December and will serve as a testbed for innovation and research for industry partners and academia. TalTech’s scientists and students, as well as companies and start-ups …

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Estonian genetic data project collects 100,000 DNA samples

The Estonian government-backed project to collect the DNA samples of 100,000 Estonians has accomplished it; the next step is to collect the data from additional 50,000 individuals and develop a more personalised medicine system in the country. The ambitious project started in April 2018, with the aim of collecting genetic …

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Over one fifth of Estonian residents live at risk of poverty

According to Estonia’s official statistics agency, 22.6% of the Estonian population lived at risk of poverty in 2017; the number increased compared with the previous year. According to Statistics Estonia, 295,000 Estonian residents lived at risk of poverty last year – a 1.6 percentage points increase compared with 2016. In …

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David Beckham buys an Estonian-made sauna to keep warm

The high-profile former English professional footballer, David “Golden Balls” Beckham, has instantly made igloo-style saunas manufactured by the Estonian company, Iglucraft, more well-known. The former soccer star bought the Estonian-made sauna for his mansion in the Cotswolds area of Oxfordshire, England. “Thank you to @iglucraft. I’m loving it with this …

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Estonian design showcased in France

The Marseille-based gallery, Kolektiv 318, and the Estonian Design House collaborate to showcase Estonian design at the Le Corbusier-designed Unité d’habitation in the second largest city of France.  Entitled “Estonian Modern”, the exhibition will be held at the Unité d’habitation in Marseille and will comprise of two exhibitions. “Luther & …

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Merry Treesmas: the Saaremaa Christmas tree to end up in tonic water

The Estonian town of Kuressaare in the island of Saaremaa will fully recycle its 55-foot Christmas tree this year – the tree will end up in locally made tonic water. After the spruce has served its two-month duty in the town’s central square, its needles and branches will end up …

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