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Tallinn to get a world class photo exhibition space

In June 2019, Fotografiska, the Stockholm-based internationally renowned meeting place for the world’s best photography, will open in Tallinn; it aims to be a meeting place where art, good food, music, design and the open way of thinking get together. With a vast network of world-class photographers at the core, …

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Veski, Tartu. When sunlight is veiled with fog, shadows disappear. Surfaces appear to be clearer and colors can stand out in their pure form. Only if they are close enough, of course.

PICTURES: Eesti mist through the eyes of photographer Tõnu Runnel

The fog cuts the sight short  –  and substitutes it with imagination. This way, mist expands the space around us, forces our minds to construct objects and narratives beyond the milky and soft, opaque air. Sometimes, the rain and tusk do the job as well. Estonia has a fair share of …

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Latvian airline becomes number one in the Estonian capital

Even though Estonia has its own national carrier, Nordica, the Latvian airline, AirBaltic, has become the number one airline carrying passengers to and from the Tallinn Airport. In February 2019, AirBaltic carried over 35,000 passengers to and from the Tallinn Airport, more than any other airline. The airline has reached …

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New e-Estonia briefing centre opens in Tallinn

A brand new briefing centre, introducing Estonia’s digital society and solutions to high-profile foreign visitors, has opened at Tallinn’s Ülemiste City. The new centre – that replaces the old and much smaller e-Estonia showroom – was opened on 19 February by the country’s president, Kersti Kaljulaid. “Our e-solutions make Estonia …

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Writer Sergei Dovlatov to be honoured with a monument in Tallinn

The Tallinn city government has decided to go ahead with the idea to erect a monument to the Russian-Armenian-Jewish writer, Sergei Dovlatov, who lived in the Estonian capital in the mid-70s. Dovlatov lived in Tallinn from 1972-1975 when he worked as a journalist in the local Russian-language newspaper, Sovetskaja Estonija …

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Tallinn plans to convert its bus fleet to fully electric by 2035

The provider of public transport in the Estonian capital, Tallinna Linnatranspordi AS, has set a goal that by 2035, all buses that serve passengers on the streets of Tallinn will be powered by electricity. To this end, the transport company and Eesti Energia, an Estonian energy provider, have entred into …

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A free ticket to ride: how Estonia is leading the world in a free transit revolution

The freelance journalist and a member of the Estonian Centre Party, Abdul Turay, asserts that Estonia’s free public transport system, first introduced in Tallinn in 2013, has justified itself and abolishing the project would be an act of folly. The editors of this portal asked me to rewrite this article …

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Tartu Town Hall Square. This laid-back classicist old town is where my Tartu office lies. Nothing beats the foggy weather during the blue hours of short late autumn days. It’s soft, sweet and relaxing for some – and, yes, appallingly morbid for others.

PICTURES: Eesti blues through the eyes of photographer Tõnu Runnel

Estonians cherish their beautiful summer, long sunny days and short fairy-tale nights. In return, most of us are inversely aching about the rest of the year – the dim, wet and somber days of fog and darkness. Then again, the bad weather is as beautiful as those sunny summer days …

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A global climate hackathon in Tallinn to focus on mobility

The Estonian capital, Tallinn, is joining more than 100 cities around the world to host a 24-hour hackathon, Climathon, that is dedicated to solving climate challenges. Climathon is a global movement that gathers experts, students, startups, think tanks, innovators and developers around the world to find innovative solutions for environmental …

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