Estonia

Country Estonia
Capital Tallinn
Continent Europe
Currency Euro(EUR)
Languages Estonian, Võro & Setu

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After centuries of Danish, Swedish, German, and Russian rule, Estonia attained independence in 1918. Forcibly incorporated into the USSR in 1940 - an action never recognized by the US - it regained its freedom in 1991 with the collapse of the Soviet Union. Since the last Russian troops left in 1994, Estonia has been free to promote economic and political ties with Western Europe. It joined both NATO and the EU in the spring of 2004.

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Estonia - CIA World Fact Book
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Estonia Must Counter 'Hostile' Russian Propaganda, Adviser Says - Bloomberg

Estonia Must Counter 'Hostile' Russian Propaganda, Adviser Says
Bloomberg
(Bloomberg) -- Estonia's plans for a Russian-language television channel will seek to counter propaganda from the regime of President Vladimir Putin amid tensions over the Kremlin's intentions in the Baltic region, according to a government adviser ...



The Way to Estonia - Foreign Affairs

Foreign Affairs

The Way to Estonia
Foreign Affairs
And tiny Estonia has set a gold standardit has reached digital nirvana, if you willin its electronic enhancement of government and business functions, as well as democracy. Estonians enjoy roughly 4,000 digitized servicesfrom banking to ...



Guest post: will Russia make a play for Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania? - FT.com (registration) (blog)

FT.com (registration) (blog)

Guest post: will Russia make a play for Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania?
FT.com (registration) (blog)
Russia could conceivably seek to repeat this formula in the Baltics, and after weeks or months of violence, could demand a settlement that would give ethnic Russians more power over the domestic and foreign policies of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania ...

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US has just deployed 14 F-16s to Estonia - The Aviationist (blog)

The Aviationist (blog)

US has just deployed 14 F-16s to Estonia
The Aviationist (blog)
20, 14 F-16 Fighting Falcon jets, with the 510th Fighter Squadron of the 31st Fighter Wing, from Aviano Air Base, Italy, have deployed to mari Air Base, in Estonia, to take part in bilateral training with the local Air Force and perform simultaneous ...



Estonian runner Nikolai Vedehin suspended for doping - Macon Telegraph (blog)

Macon Telegraph (blog)

Estonian runner Nikolai Vedehin suspended for doping
Macon Telegraph (blog)
TALLINN, Estonia The Estonian Athletics Association says it has temporarily suspended Nikolai Vedehin after the IAAF sanctioned the former 1,500-meter national champion for doping. The organization says the 29-year-old Vedehin tested positive for ...

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US military convoy rolls through Estonia at start of 'Dragoon Ride' exercise - Ukraine Today

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US military convoy rolls through Estonia at start of 'Dragoon Ride' exercise
Ukraine Today
Army tanks and other military vehicles from the US Army 2nd Cavalry Regiment's 'Stryker' unit rolled through the Estonian towns of Turi and Parnu on Saturday, at the beginning of the 'Dragoon Ride' military exercise. The operation will see the convoy ...
Strykers begin 'road march' across Eastern EuropeArmyTimes.com

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Estonia's ruling Reform Party wins election victory - BBC News

BBC News

Estonia's ruling Reform Party wins election victory
BBC News
Estonia's governing Reform Party won a national election overshadowed by security concerns sparked by Russia's role in Ukraine. Prime Minister Taavi Roivas, whose party has 30 seats, is set to form a coalition in the 101-member parliament. The results ...
Reform Party Wins Estonia ElectionsWall Street Journal
Estonia's ruling pro-NATO coalition 'wins' tight electioneuronews
5 things to know about Estonia's parliamentary electionU.S. News & World Report
Reuters -Yahoo News
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Oak on Estonia football pitch crowned European tree of the year - The Guardian

Telegraph.co.uk

Oak on Estonia football pitch crowned European tree of the year
The Guardian
Oak on Estonia football pitch crowned European tree of the year. An Estonian oak tree in a football field has left UK trees in the shade by scooping the European tree of the year award with almost 60,000 votes. Estonia oak on a football field, the ...
UK trees lose out to Estonia in European Tree of the Year pollTelegraph.co.uk
Estonian oak takes top prize in European Tree of the Year competitionMother Nature Network (blog)

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Concerns over Ukraine in Estonia's Russian speaking community - euronews

euronews

Concerns over Ukraine in Estonia's Russian speaking community
euronews
The purpose of the memorandum is to send a message that we, Russian-speakers living in Estonia, don't want to see those famous 'little-green-men' come here like they did in Ukraine in Crimea People here want to live in an independent Estonia, not in ...
In Estonia, a glimpse into the reach of the Russian WorldThe Globe and Mail
Internet securityThe Economist
Little Estonia did its post-Soviet homeworkThe Japan Times
Nasdaq
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E-Residency In Estonia - Mondaq News Alerts (registration)

E-Residency In Estonia
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)
As the world seems to develop faster and faster, a new gadget has been placed to the disposal of the foreigners and non-resident persons in Estonia, namely the digital identity card also known as e-residency. The primary goal of this idea is to ...