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The Estonian population grows – because of immigration

Estonia again experienced more deaths than births in 2020 and its population decreased by 2,602 people due to negative natural increase; however, positive net migration helped grow the population as 3,782 people moved to the country, according to Statistics Estonia, the country’s official statistics agency. As of 1 January 2021, …

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Estonia to start vaccinating all adults against COVID-19 on 17 May

Estonia is opening vaccination centres on Monday, 17 May, and will start vaccinating all adults – including foreign nationals – against COVID-19. The organisers of the vaccination efforts ask people to be patient – to alleviate the appointment load, the Estonian digital register will start accepting appointments from people 40 …

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Video: Against racism with a dialogue – a discussion with Daryl Davis

The European Diversity Month in Estonia opened on 6 May with a conversation with Daryl Davis – a black musician and anti-racist civic activist, who has attended Ku Klux Klan rallies, interacted with its members and changed the beliefs of more than 200 of them; the discussion was moderated by Silver …

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People arriving in Estonia from ten European countries don’t have to self-isolate

In the week of 10 May, people arriving in Estonia from ten European countries don’t need to self-isolate. The self-isolation requirement doesn’t apply to people arriving from a country with an infection rate below 150 per 100,000 inhabitants in the past 14 days. For the week of 10 May, these …

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An Estonian donation website helps support those suffering from the COVID crisis

An Estonian donation environment, called “I Love to Help”, has reopened a special donations campaign to support organisations focused on mitigating the effects of the novel coronavirus crisis. People in Estonia, like in the rest of the world, have been fighting the spread of the coronavirus for more than a …

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Rashed-al-Swaisat, a Jordanian boxer, died ten days after having been knocked out by Estonian Anton Vinogradov. Photo: AIBA.

Jordanian boxer, knocked out by an Estonian, dies

An 18-year-old boxer from Jordan, Rashed al-Swaisat, has died ten days after he was knocked out by Estonian Anton Vinogradov in a boxing match that took place in Kielce, Poland. Vinogradov knocked al-Swaisat out in a preliminary-round light heavyweight fight on 16 April. According to the Associated Press, he was …

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Estonian Chernobyl veteran: We spent six months in a radiation level 22 times higher than oral X-ray

The HBO miniseries, “Chernobyl”, told the world in graphic detail what really happened in the worst nuclear catastrophe the human kind has ever faced; Estonian World brings you the first-hand account of an Estonian Chernobyl veteran who was forced by the Soviet authorities into the disaster zone to help with …

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