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Another defeat for Putin’s “Russian world” – very few Russians in Estonia want to leave

Over the last two-year period, for which statistics are available, only 37 ethnic Russians moved from Estonia to the Russian Federation despite Moscow’s programme for resettling what it calls “compatriots” and the regular complaints of Russian officials that Estonia is oppressing its ethnic Russian minority. In the Moscow newspaper, “Novaya …

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Estonia once again in the top 10 of the world press freedom index

Compared with last year, Estonia has improved its position by one place in the Reporters Without Borders world press freedom index 2015. The index ranks the performance of 180 countries according to a range of criteria that include media pluralism and independence, respect for the safety and freedom of journalists, …

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Britain to let Estonia use its top-secret Skynet 5 military satellite system

British media has reported that the United Kingdom has signed up to a NATO initiative to share billions of pounds of military hardware with other countries and Estonia and Latvia could benefit. The Daily Mail reported that British defence chiefs have signed up to the Lead Nation Procurement Initiative to …

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Estonia contemplates female conscript service

The Estonian parliament’s national defence committee recently held a public sitting to discuss the participation of women in national defence. The discussion resulted in a consensus that female voluntary service should be favoured, but that it was not yet necessary to make it mandatory. The chairman of the committee, Jürgen …

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Britain to send four fighter jets to protect the Baltics

British Typhoon fighter jets will deploy to the Ämari Air Base in Estonia in May this year in support of the Baltic Air Policing Mission. The four Typhoons from No 6 Squadron based at RAF Lossiemouth, Scotland, will deploy for four months, the British defence secretary, Michael Fallon, announced on …

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US considers Estonia as a possible location for armoured vehicles

The US Army Europe will soon dispatch a survey team to Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania and Bulgaria to scout locations for tanks and other military hardware as part of an effort to bolster the US military presence in the region, according to the American newspaper Stars and Stripes. The …

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Survey: Estonians support NATO membership and the allied presence

According to the results of a fresh opinion survey, 93% of ethnic Estonians support Estonia’s current NATO membership and 88% are in favour of the presence of allied forces in the country. The Estonian public has increasing confidence that NATO would provide military assistance if Estonia faced a threat. More …

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Five remarkable quotes about Estonia from Barack Obama

President Barack Obama came to visit Estonia on 3 September and reaffirmed the American security commitment. Estonian World picked five of the most remarkable quotes Obama said in Tallinn. From the security context, one of the most important events for Estonia in 2014 was the promise given by the US …

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Estonia tests a virtual data embassy with Microsoft

Last spring, Estonia’s IT leaders proposed an ambitious plan for the country: Estonia should be moved into the cloud, which would make occupying the country meaningless. This week, the country tested the idea with Microsoft. According to the ambitious plan, suggested by a number of Estonian IT leaders, the state …

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