Sten Hankewitz

Sten Hankewitz is a lifelong journalist and the Executive Editor at Estonian World. Having lived in Estonia, Spain, the UK and all around the US, he now resides in Chicago, IL. He loves to write and besides working at Estonian World and doing some occasional blogging, he writes books and contributes to other outlets in Estonia, Israel and elsewhere. He has strong convictions and he shows them unashamedly. You can follow him on Twitter, like his page on Facebook or check out his personal blog. You can write to Sten at sten@estonianworld.com.

A sunset in Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland. Photo by Peter Cordes on Unsplash.

England and Scotland lift the mandatory quarantine requirement for people arriving from Estonia

The government of the United Kingdom and the Scottish government have lifted the mandatory 14-day self-quarantine requirement for people arriving in England and Scotland from Estonia. From Tuesday, 28 July, people arriving in England and Scotland from Estonia will no longer have to self-quarantine for 14 days; this also applies …

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Lennart Meri, the president many loved, and everybody respected

Today, the former president and foreign minister, Lennart Meri, would’ve celebrated his 90th birthday; a Statesman with a capital S, he’s one of the founding fathers of the Estonian post-occupation success story, and one of the politicians in Estonia that everybody truly respected.* My best friend celebrates his birthday on …

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The towers of the Kremlin. Photo by Ivan Krylov, shared under the CC BY-SA 4.0 licence.

The Estonian foreign ministry summons the Russian ambassador regarding the attempts to justify the Soviet occupation

On 23 July, the Estonian foreign ministry summoned the ambassador of the Russian Federation to Estonia, Aleksandr Petrov, to explain Russia’s recent attempts to depict the occupation and annexation of Estonia by the Soviet Union as legitimate. In recent days, the Russian embassy in Tallinn has published a series of …

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The University of Tartu welcomes all admitted international students

The University of Tartu is welcoming all admitted international students and employees, both new and existing, and it will notify the citizens of third countries of the certain requirements imposed by the Estonian government amid the coronavirus pandemic. The university decided on 21 July that on its part, all international …

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People arriving in Estonia from ten countries subjected to self-isolation

Based on the coronavirus infection rate, starting from Monday, 20 July, a two-week mandatory self-isolation applies to people arriving in Estonia from Sweden, Portugal, Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Iceland, Luxembourg, Spain, San Marino and Andorra. Starting from next week, passengers travelling from the European Union to Estonia will not have to …

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The UK is to ban the neo-Nazi group formerly led by a 13-year-old Estonian boy

The United Kingdom is going to ban the neo-Nazi group formerly led by a 13-year-old Estonian boy and brand it as a terrorist organisation. According to the BBC, the organisation, called the Feuerkrieg Division (“feuerkrieg” means “firewar” in German), an international group that mostly existed on the internet, had earlier …

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A powerful Russian nuclear submarine spotted entering the Baltic Sea

A powerful Russian nuclear-powered submarine – an Oscar-II class, believed to be the Orel (K-266) – has been seen entering the Baltic Sea early on the morning of 9 July. According to a report in the Forbes magazine, the nuclear-powered cruise missile submarine entered the Baltic Sea under the Great …

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The UK loans Estonia four armoured vehicles to support counter-terror mission in Mali

The United Kingdom will loan the Estonian Special Forces deploying to Mali four Jackal armoured vehicles to equip them as they join the international fight against Islamic terrorism in the Sahel region of Africa. The British minister for the armed forces, James Heappey, confirmed the loan, plus a three-week training …

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People arriving in Estonia from seven countries have to self-quarantine

As of 6 July, people arriving in Estonia from seven countries – Bulgaria, Croatia, Luxembourg, Portugal, Sweden, Romania and the Czech Republic – will have to self-quarantine for 14 days. Starting from 6 July, passengers travelling to Estonia from Austria, Belgium, Spain, the Netherlands, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Greece, Cyprus, Lithuania, …

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