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Three breathtaking videos of the 12-year-old Estonian skiing wunderkind, Kelly Sildaru

Kelly Sildaru, from Tallinn, Estonia, started to ski when she was two years old and despite her tender age, she has already won at various ladies’ events, such as Mayrhofen Open, Polish Freeskiing Open, Ladies First Challenge and Master of Ylläs. Euronews has called her “the future star of freestyle skiing” …

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Adam Cullen – the American who fell in love with Estonia and its literature

How many non-Estonians – especially the ones coming from a global language background – do you know who can speak fluent, or even conversational Estonian? It probably isn’t too easy to come up with even one. Well, let Estonian World fix this and introduce to you Adam Cullen, a 28-year-old …

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Eight internationally notable people you didn’t know had Estonian roots

Estonia is a small nation of 1,3 million people and although a birthplace for many talented people, especially musicians, there are not many Estonians who are well-known around the world. In fact, there are only very few – and they are usually only known in their specific field, such as …

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Katrina Tang on instincts, vision and mistakes in photography

Children’s fashion photographer Katrina Tang divides her work between New York, London and Estonia. Her commercial portfolio – boasting brands like Oeuf, MilK, Pale Cloud, Babesta, Xenia Joost and French Connection – will make you want to have kids and spend a considerable part of your salary on their couture. …

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Bill Rebane (second from left) at the set of The Giant Spider Invasion.

Bill Rebane – the maker of horror films who’s “never been a fan of horror”

The Estonian-American film producer and director, Bill Rebane, has certainly had an interesting life. Born in Latvia, schooled in Germany and worked in the United States, he’s one of the few people of Estonian heritage who have made a difference in the arts of motion pictures. And yet, after a …

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“Global Estonians” – senior speech pathologist Anna-Liisa Sutt (Brisbane, Australia)

Under our “Global Estonians” feature we talk to diverse people in different cities, countries, continents. Anna-Liisa Sutt is a senior speech pathologist at the Prince Charles Hospital in Brisbane, Australia. Anna-Liisa, what made you leave Estonia and how did you end up in Australia? New Year’s Eve 1998 my dad received …

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