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Estonian women’s épée team victorious at the 2017 World Fencing Championships

The Estonian team won the women’s épée battle at the World Fencing Championships in Leipzig, beating China. Team Estonia emerged victorious in the German town of Leipzig that hosted the most important fencing event in the world. The Estonian épée fencers – Irina Embrich, Julia Beljayeva, Kristina Kuusk and Erika …

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Three challenges to Estonia’s development at the age of migration – Tiit Tammaru

Tiit Tammaru, the editor-in-chief of the Estonian human development report, “Estonia at the Age of Migration”, writes that Estonia’s three main challenges are coping with migration dependence, adaptation to multi-nationality and an increase in social cohesion. The theme of the Estonian human development report 2016/2017 is “Estonia at the Age …

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Petteri Lyytinen: A more-extroverted-than average Finn appreciating less bureaucracy in Estonia

Petteri Lyytinen, a Finnish entrepreneur, says that while there are many similarities between Finland and Estonia, the differences matter – so much so that he chose Estonian capital Tallinn as his new home. This article is published as part of a new project within the EU-Russia studies programme at the University of Tartu that …

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A Ukrainian in Estonia: Knowing at least a couple of words in Estonian is respectful

Liudmyla Petrychenko, a second year master’s student from Ukraine, has had pleasant experiences with the Estonian people and less pleasant experiences with Estonian immigration bureaucracy. A new project within the EU-Russia studies programme at the University of Tartu analyses personal stories that are based on people’s experience of living in Estonia. The project is …

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Born in Kohtla-Järve: I do not feel either Russian or Estonian

Despite the fact that 23-year-old Nikita, born into a Russian-speaking family in Estonia, speaks fluent Estonian, studied for his bachelor’s degree in Estonian, served in the country’s military and holds an Estonian passport, he still feels unwelcome in Estonia. A new project within the EU-Russia studies programme at the University …

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