Estonian history

Karoli Hindriks: When the tanks have passed your playground

Karoli Hindriks, the CEO and founder of the Estonian startup, Jobbatical, writes about her personal not-so-pleasant experiences of growing up in the Soviet-occupied Estonia. This week my native country, nestled in a remote corner of the Earth about 500 miles from Santa’s village, celebrates 25 years since the restoration of …

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Estonia to assemble memorial to the victims of communism

The Estonian state real estate management company has chosen the design “Journey” (“Teekond” in Estonian) as the future memorial to the victims of communism and officers of Estonia. The winner of the design competition was chosen by Riigi Kinnisvara AS (RKAS, the state real estate management agency) in cooperation with …

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Conference in Israel marks 90 years of Jewish cultural autonomy in Estonia

A conference that took place in Israel last week marked the 90th anniversary of Jewish cultural autonomy in Estonia; 90 people attended what was the biggest Estonian-arranged conference in the Holy Land. The Estonian ambassador to Israel, Malle Talvet-Mustonen told Estonian World that the conference also marked the 25th anniversary …

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Estonia celebrates Victory Day

Victory Day, celebrated annually on 23 June, marks the anniversary of a crucial military victory against foreign forces in 1919; the Midsummer Eve celebration on the same night will see thousands of bonfires lighting up the sky across Estonia. Victory Day (Võidupüha) marks the decisive battle during the Estonian War …

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PICTURES: What would you do with a giant Soviet-era ‘mothership’ in the middle of Tallinn?

At 4 pm on 20 July 1980, the Olympic flame was lit and the Olympic anthem was played in the Estonian capital – Tallinn became a host city of the Moscow Olympic Games’ sailing programme. In preparation of the international sporting event, a number of huge construction projects were undertaken …

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Fifty-five years of advocating on Baltic issues in the US celebrated

The Joint Baltic American National Committee looks back at 55 years of advocating on Baltic issues in the United States. The Joint Baltic American National Committee, Inc, came together 55 years ago on 27 April 1961, documented by the decision and signatures of the heads of the leading national Baltic …

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