Baltics

GALLERY: International student song and dance festival Gaudeamus in Tartu

Gaudeamus, the biggest university students’ song and dance festival in the Baltic countries, took place in Estonia’s second largest town, Tartu, over the weekend of 22-24 June; the festival featured more than 4,000 performers from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.  More than 4,000 performers from the three Baltic states and thousands …

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International student song and dance festival Gaudeamus creates buzz in Tartu

The Gaudeamus international song and dance festival, passed down from generation to generation, will return to Tartu after a 12 years’ gap. On 22-24 June, the biggest university students’ song and dance festival in the Baltic countries, Gaudeamus, will take place in Estonia’s second largest town, Tartu. More than 4,000 …

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2018 AABS conference at Stanford University: three days filled with Baltic studies

In early June, Stanford University is to host a conference with a focus on Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania – The 100th Anniversary of Baltic Independence will bring together scholars interested in Baltic studies from all over the world and foster collaboration between Baltic and Stanford researchers. The three-day programme, to …

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Growing interest in Baltic studies in the United States

In early June, one of the world’s leading research institutions, Stanford University in California, hosts an important conference with a focus on Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. The 2018 AABS Conference at Stanford University: The 100th Anniversary of Baltic Independence will bring together scholars interested in Baltic studies from all over …

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Liisi Esse: Estonia has a strong reputation as a tech leader in Silicon Valley

Liisi Esse, an associate curator for Estonian and Baltic Studies at Stanford University, says that Estonia has a strong reputation as a tech leader in Silicon Valley and the number of people who do not know anything about Estonia is surprisingly small. Estonian World caught up with Liisi Esse, the …

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The Rail Baltica project should be suspended until all questions are answered

The lack of transparency about the supposedly high-speed railway project connecting the Baltic states with Poland and perhaps even Germany threatens to throw public trust off the rails. Anyone who has travelled in Western Europe by train knows that using this mode of transport is convenient – it’s comfortable, spacious, …

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Baltic art classics exhibited at the Musée d’Orsay in Paris

An exhibition at the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, France, will feature symbolist art from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania dating from the late 19th century to the 1930s. The exhibition, “Wild Souls. Symbolism in the Baltic States” (“Âmes sauvages. Le symbolisme dans les pays baltes”), is due to be opened on 10 …

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An exhibit at Stanford Libraries presents 100 years of Baltic history

A new exhibit at Stanford Libraries, called “The Baltic Way”, aims to tell the complicated history of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania in the 20th century and considers the countries’ prospects and challenges in the 21st. The exhibit, presented in partnership with the Hoover Institution Library & Archives and Stanford Libraries, …

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The US to provide USD170 million to the Baltics’ defence

The United States plans to provide nearly USD100 million for procurement of large-caliber ammunition and over USD70 million in training and equipping programmes to the Baltics. The intent of the support is to build the capacity of the national military or national-level security forces of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. According …

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Stanford to host a roundtable featuring Baltic foreign ministers and professor Anna Grzymala-Busse

On 1 June, the Stanford University Libraries will hold a roundtable featuring Baltic foreign ministers and political scientist Anna Grzymala-Busse as part of the 2018 AABS Conference at Stanford University. The roundtable is titled “Baltic exceptionalism?” and it’s featuring Sven Mikser, the foreign minister of Estonia, Edgars Rinkēvičs, his Latvian …

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