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Sillamäe’s past, present and future

Andrew Suttaford visits Sillamäe – once a secret town that was administered not as a part of Soviet Estonia, but as an exclave of Soviet Russia itself. This article was first published under the headline “A Soviet Brigadoon – The strange history of Estonia’s Sillamäe” by nationalreview.com. By Andrew Suttaford It’s …

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Postcards from Estonia: Christmas Day by Viimsi seaside

There are many ways to celebrate Christmas…One of our readers, Carmen Ceka, spent the Christmas Day with friends by Viimsi seaside, near Tallinn. We loved their idea so much that we decided to share it with you. “All of my friends who gathered together to celebrate Christmas, now live outside …

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Jõulutunnel: Thirteen years of making Christmas wishes come true

In 1999 Estonian Public Broadcasting aired a charity programme Jõulutunnel, aiming to raise money for large families in need. The programme’s initial success led the way to a tradition which has lasted for 13 years. Every Christmas, thousands of Estonians are calling on Jõulutunnel’s phone lines to help those who …

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Estonia’s third largest city – four reasons to visit Narva

Narva is the third largest city in Estonia. It is located at the eastern extreme point of Estonia, by the Russian border, on the Narva River which drains Lake Peipus. The frontier location of Narva is the most characteristic feature of both the past and the present of the town. The historic border has been running there …

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