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The people have spoken: 33 ideas on how to make Tallinn great again

A recent event in the Estonian capital, Tallinn, organised by Estonishing Evenings and Estonian World, featured a discussion on how to make Tallinn so awesome that people would want to stay and never leave again – this is what the audience came up with. “A good city is like a …

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Team Estonia's Harri Kullas racing at the 2017 Motocross des Nations in Matterley Basin, the United Kingdom. Photo by Rauno Kais.

Estonian motocross team hopes to continue its success at the Motocross des Nations

The Estonian motocross team is attending the 71st Motocross des Nations, held in Michigan, the United States, hoping to continue the success it has seen in the past seven years. The Motocross des Nations is an annual team motocross race where motocrossriders representing their country have met since 1947. The …

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Ten facts about pope Francis who is visiting Estonia

On the occasion of pope Francis’ visit to Tallinn on 25 September, Estonian World picked ten facts about the current sovereign of the Vatican city state – some quirky, some admirable and some controversial. • Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected pope in 2013 after the previous head of the Catholic Church, pope Benedict XVI, …

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UPDATED: The Estonian clean-up initiative engages 144 countries in a single day

The Estonian-founded global clean-up initiative, Let’s Do It! World, brought together 144 countries from all over the world for a massive waste clean-up on 15 September.* The Let’s Do It! movement, which started in Estonia in 2008 when 50,000 people came together and cleaned up the entire country in five …

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A crazy Estonian idea urges people to clean up their countries in one day

When the Estonian entrepreneur, Rainer Nõlvak, announced his team wants to bring together 50,000 Estonians to clean up the entire country from illegal waste in just one day, there was a lot of disbelief. Something like this had never been done anywhere in the world.* Back in 2007, nobody had …

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Mercer ranks Tallinn 87th on quality of living

The Mercer Quality of Living Survey ranks the Estonian capital, Tallinn, 87th in its 2018 index. The survey’s important criteria are safety, education, hygiene, health care, culture, environment, recreation, political-economic stability, public transport and access to goods and services. Tallinn is given the same rank as Limassol, Cyprus, coming after Athens, Greece (86) and before Durban, South Africa (89). …

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Estonishing Evenings: How to make Tallinn great again?

The Estonishing Evenings series continues in the Estonian capital, this time discussing how to make Tallinn so awesome that people would want to stay and never leave again. “A good city is like a good party – people stay longer than really necessary, because they are enjoying themselves,” Jan Gehl, a renowned …

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30 years since the most important Singing Revolution concert

On 11 September 1988, an estimated 300,000 people gathered at the Tallinn Song Festival Grounds to listen speeches by the Estonian independence movement activists and sing songs. On 11 September 1988, the Song Festival Grounds hosted arguably the largest mass gathering the Estonian capital had ever seen, when an estimated …

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