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An etude to Tallinn

Katharina Sowa from Germany fell in love with Tallinn and Estonia few years ago. Nowhere in the world around can ever such a place be found, she says now. I have always tried to escape my homeland and I have got fulfilment in travelling. Being of Polish descent and having …

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President Ilves calls young Estonian expats to serve in the military

Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves who arrived for the opening week of the UN 69th General Assembly, held a reception on Sunday night with the Estonian Consulate and the New York Estonian Educational Society in the New York Estonian House to acknowledge the local Estonian community, where he called upon …

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Estonians taking on the world in Brisbane: where we are at and where we have come from

Estonians are certainly making an impact on and their presence felt in Australia. The way in which Estonians integrate into an existing culture without forgetting their roots has made them welcome citizens in the “land down under”. Waves of Estonians have hit Australian shores with every recession and crisis in …

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The Estonian Embassy in London participates in the UK’s “Let’s Do It” campaign

Estonia’s ambassador to London, Lauri Bambus, along with other embassy employees, took part in the nationwide UK “Let’s do it!” clean-up day. The clean-up campaign was organised in the UK for the first time. “I am very pleased that the Estonian Embassy was able to take part in this initiative …

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Estonia participates in the Brisbane Scandinavian Days for the first time

The Estonian community of Brisbane will participate in the local Scandinavian Festival on 14 September. Bringing together the local clubs of Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Estonia and Iceland, the Scandinavian festival brings many cultural and entertaining offerings to celebrate everything Nordic. A range of Estonian food and drink will be …

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Three videos of Rummu quarry – Estonia’s “blue lagoon”

A former limestone mining quarry and the adjacent former Soviet-era prison in Rummu have been turned into Estonia’s “blue lagoon”. Murru limestone mining quarry was established in 1938, in Rummu, near Tallinn in northern Estonia. Limestone mining continued during the Soviet occupation and was done by convicts of the adjacent Murru …

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Estonia commemorates the Baltic Chain – the longest unbroken human chain in history

At 19:00 on 23 August 1989, approximately two million people from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania joined hands, forming a human chain from Tallinn through Riga to Vilnius, spanning 600 kilometres, or 430 miles. It was a peaceful protest against illegal Soviet occupation, and also one of the earliest and longest unbroken human …

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