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Adam Rang: Let’s make “leil” the first Estonian word to enter English

In a talk delivered at the recent TEDxTallinn, Adam Rang, who previously worked at Estonia’s e-residency programme, explained how he and his partner are introducing the word “leil” – “sauna steam” in Estonian – to new communities of sauna enthusiasts around the world seeking a more authentic sauna experience. Rang …

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A video exhibition on gender violence opens in Tallinn

A travelling video exhibition on gender violence, “Voices of Violence”, will open from 22 November until 3 December in the Estonian capital, Tallinn, and tells the stories of women who have been exposed to sexual violence, sexism and gender harassment. “Voices of Violence”, organised by the Danish Cultural Institute, tells …

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Hollywood actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt is looking for photos of Estonia

Hollywood actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt has posted on social media that he’s looking for photos of and from Estonia for a new project he’s involved in. “Last call, Estonia. I’m still looking for a couple photos of Estonia for a new project,” Gordon-Levitt posted on his Facebook page back in May. …

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Estonia nominates the King’s Pine for the European Tree of the Year title

Estonia has nominated the King’s Pine, a 380-year-old tree, for the 2022 European Tree of the Year competition. Currently about 380 years old, it is known to be the largest tree in Estonia in terms of volume – the volume of the trunk is 13 cubic meters. “There are larger …

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Video podcast: How did the local elections go in Estonia?

Silver Tambur, the editor-in-chief of Estonian World, and Tõnis Saarts, an associate professor of comparative politics at Tallinn University, discuss the 2021 Estonian local election results in a Tallinn Talks video podcast, hosted by Chantel Rowe. Cover: From left to right, Chantel Rowe, Silver Tambur and Tõnis Saarts.

VIDEO: Anett Kontaveit becomes the first Estonian tennis player to qualify for WTA Finals

Anett Kontaveit, an Estonian professional tennis player, won the inaugural Transylvania Open in Romania on 31 October, securing the final spot at the WTA Finals – the women’s championship tennis tournament run by the Women’s Tennis Association; Kontaveit is now ranked the eighth best female tennis player in the world. Kontaveit defeated Simona Halep …

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Estonia’s seven-day per capita coronavirus infection rate is the highest in the world

Estonia’s seven-day per capita coronavirus infection rate is the highest in the world among independent countries – with 128 new cases per 100,000 residents. According to the data, compiled by the New York Times, Anguilla tops Estonia with 146 new coronavirus cases per 100,000 residents in the last seven days, …

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