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Twenty historic pictures of Estonia and its people, restored in colour

The Estonian photo enthusiast, Hanno Puskar, colourises old black and white photos of Estonia and its people; Estonian World brings you a selection of the images. The history of photography is about two hundred years old, but colour photography has been the dominant form of photography for only about fifty …

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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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Silja Europe cruise ship. Photo by Pjotr Mahhonin, shared under the CC BY-SA 3.0 licence.

The Finnish health authorities warn of the spread of the coronavirus onboard cruise ships

The Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare – the country’s health board – is warning people of the spread of the novel coronavirus onboard cruise ships, including the ones that sail between the Finnish capital, Helsinki, and the Estonian capital, Tallinn. The Finnish “health authorities know about several cases where …

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The role of the United States in the restoration of Estonia’s independence

The US policy of not recognising the annexation of the Baltic states formed an international anchor which fostered the hope that justice would one day prevail, and strongly influenced the behaviour of other Western states for 50 years.* The Welles Declaration My experience is that the US – the biggest Western …

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The Baltic Bubble – 15 unique places to visit in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania

The Baltic states reopened their internal borders on 15 May and now allow their citizens, residents and other people who legally reside in these countries to travel around in the so-called Baltic Bubble without having to submit themselves to a 14-day self-isolation; Estonian World has compiled a list of 15 …

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