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Kelly Sildaru – The future star of freestyle skiing (video)

The 11-year-old Estonian, Kelly Sildaru, won’t be representing her country in the winter Olympics which started on 7 February in Sochi, Russia – simply because she is too young to participate. But an international sports press is predicting a great future for her. Euronews recently called her “the future star …

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Estonian student Tom Lindma at MIT: It takes years to get in, but it’s well worth it

As a manager overseeing online and mobile services at a leading bank in Estonia, Tom Lindma had a challenging side project. He was applying for MBA programs at the best business schools on the planet. Several years and application rounds later, he was in and now he is happy to …

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Global Estonians: filmmaker Katrin Laur (Cologne, Germany)

For the “Global Estonians” feature, we have usually interviewed people who have left Estonia in the last 10-15 years, after the country regained independence and the “iron curtain” was lifted. Katrin Laur is an exception – she’s among the relatively few who managed to leave the then-Soviet Estonia in 1982. …

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Global Estonians: media businesswoman Kadri Bennett (Denver, US)

Kadri Bennett lives in Denver, Colorado, in the US. She has lived in States for eight years, has four children with her American husband and currently runs her media business with him.   Kadri, what made you leave Estonia and how did you end up in the US? After  graduating from …

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Helen with one of the first books she wrote, "Pasodoble".

Andalusian-Estonian author Helen Eelrand: Living in Spain has opened me up

Over four years ago, in March 2009, then an author-to-be Helen Eelrand decided to make a major life change. After having worked a lifetime in the Estonian media, she took her husband and two daughters (her adult son decided to remain in Estonia) and moved to Spain. Let’s be honest, …

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Estonia’s top international models

Narrowing down Estonia’s top most-known models to just a few girls is not an easy task. As some may know, Estonia is the top nation per capita for the number of international fashion models. But who are those girls, proudly representing Estonia on the international stage? Let’s follow their progress through New York, London, …

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Viido Polikarpus – The Estonian-American “Rambo”, painter and solar power advocate

Having lived most of his life abroad, Viido Polikarpus returned to Estonia, the land of his ancestors, when he was 49 years old. He had been an officer in the US Special Forces and, as he says, “one of the first trained suicide bombers without knowing it”, but true happiness …

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Global Estonians: Master’s student Anita Luik (Odense, Denmark)

Anita Luik is currently finishing her masters degree in contemporary Middle East studies in the University of Southern Denmark. Although at the moment living in one of the oldest cities in Denmark, Odense, she has also briefly lived in Israel and gained an insight into everyday Muslim life and Islamic …

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Estonian MEP Indrek Tarand: We need innovation and idealism, not institutionalism

Indrek Tarand is an Estonian politician and a member of the European Parliament. Born into a politically and socially active family (his father Andres Tarand served as Prime Minister of Estonia in 1994-95 and his mother Mari Tarand is a well-known linguist), Tarand studied history at the University of Tartu and as a student …

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