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PICTURES: e-Estonia takes over Times Square in NYC

New York’s Times Square gave a grand welcome to an Estonian business delegation, led by Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas, in the morning of 12 December 2014. The delegation also visited NASDAQ, the largest stock exchange in the United States. I Credit: Siiri Lind and Stenbock House.

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Canada’s “Forest University”: connecting to what is intrinsically Estonian

Canada’s “Forest University” – “Metsaülikool” in Estonian – is a cultural phenomenon. Find out how this year’s theme of spiritual health deeply touched the participants’ souls. I knew the “Metsaülikool” (MÜ) magic had begun when Sirje Kiin came bustling determinedly toward me, wrapped in a big towel, on her way …

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PICTURES: New Estonian ambassador presents his credentials to The Queen

His Excellency Mr Lauri Bambus presented his Letters of Credence to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace on his appointment as the Estonian Ambassador to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland on 19 November 2014. The Ambassador and his wife were accompanied by the members …

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Estonians join Scandinavians at the London Christmas fair

For the second year in a row, the Estonian Christmas fair joins up with the Scandinavian Christmas Market in London. The market is supported by a range of Estonian food and drink companies, including the biggest and oldest confectionery company, Kalev; the food and wine producer, Põltsamaa Felix; spirits maker …

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Fear of imperfection through the eyes of an Estonian dancer in New York

New York-based Diina Tamm writes about her experience of trying to break it in the Big Apple as a modern dancer, and the differences between the two dance scenes – her birth country and the US. I I’ve been working as a professional dancer for about ten years. Originally from …

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Estonia for Ukraine: fundraising concerts raise over €200,000

The charity concerts held in Estonia last week raised money to buy first-aid kits for Ukraine, as well as a piano for the children of Sloviansk. When the phone call came in September, Olena Syzonova, the assistant director of a fine arts school in the southern Ukrainian city of Sloviansk, thought it was a …

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VIDEO goodie from Estonia: As I began to love myself

The video was inspired by Charlie Chaplin’s kind words of wisdom and love on his 70th birthday. Mixed with amazing scenes from Estonian nature, as created by Estonian inspiration facilitator Harald Lepisk and videographer Armin Mitt, the result is mesmerising. As I began to love myself I found that anguish and …

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