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 - Wikipedia
Estonia - CIA World Fact Book
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Estonia Citizen Extradited to NYC in Cyber Case - ABC News

Estonia Citizen Extradited to NYC in Cyber Case
ABC News
Vladimir Tsastsin, 34, of Estonia, entered the plea through his lawyer in federal court in Manhattan. A prosecutor told a magistrate judge that Tsastsin arrived in the United States on Thursday after his extradition from Estonia. Wearing jeans and a ...

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Student shoots and kills teacher in Estonia - CNN

New York Daily News

Student shoots and kills teacher in Estonia
CNN
(CNN) -- A 15-year-old student shot and killed a teacher inside a classroom in southern Estonia on Monday, police said. There were four other students inside the classroom, but no one was injured, police spokeswoman Tuuli Harson said. Investigators are ...
Estonia Had Its First School Shooting EverBuzzFeed News
Estonian student kills 'Teacher of the Year' during class in country's first ...New York Daily News
Estonia School Shooting Leaves Teacher DeadWall Street Journal
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Estonia's Finance Minister Steps Down - Wall Street Journal

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Estonia's Finance Minister Steps Down
Wall Street Journal
Mr. Ligi said in the program that the Soviet regime is to blame for Estonia's current situation, where people leave the country to work and live abroad as living standards and salaries are much higher in many other countries in Europe. Mr. Ossinovski ...
Estonia Premier Backs Ex-Swedbank Economist as Finance MinisterBusinessweek
Estonia's finance minister resigns after spat with colleagueDaily Mail
Estonia: Minister resigns over Facebook commentsNew Zealand Herald
Bloomberg -Tengrinews
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Estonia: Russian border incidents signal new divide - USA TODAY

The Inquisitr

Estonia: Russian border incidents signal new divide
USA TODAY
TALLINN, Estonia Incidents involving Russian security forces on the borders of European Union countries are evidence Russia seeks to shut itself off from the West, Estonia's foreign minister says. Russia sees NATO as a threat and is trying "step by ...
Russian Spy Plane Violates NATO Airspace, Estonia AlarmedThe Inquisitr
Russian buyers look for good deals in Tallinn, EstoniaOPP Connect
Estonia report firmly holds Russian airspace "violation"Xinhua
UPI.com -Chinatopix
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Estonia: Tensions Over a Russian Jet - New York Times

Voice of America

Estonia: Tensions Over a Russian Jet
New York Times
In the latest sign of rising military tension in the Baltic region, a Russian military surveillance airplane crossed into Estonia's airspace and was intercepted by NATO jets, the Estonian Foreign Ministry's spokeswoman told journalists on Wednesday ...
Estonia: Russian Military Plane Violated Air SpaceABC News
Estonia Demands Explanation Over Russian Spy PlaneVoice of America
Russian defence ministry says Russian warplane did not violate Estonia's air ...ITAR-TASS
Wall Street Journal -Reuters
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Estonia citizen extradited to NY in cyber case - Oneonta Daily Star

Estonia citizen extradited to NY in cyber case
Oneonta Daily Star
NEW YORK (AP) A man from Estonia has pleaded not guilty in New York to charges that he conspired in a cyberfraud that affected millions of computers worldwide. Vladimir Tsastsin (TSAHS'-tsihn) entered the plea Friday through his lawyer in federal ...



Estonia arrests former KGB officers - The Guardian

The Guardian

Estonia arrests former KGB officers
The Guardian
The Kohver abduction was possibly political and symbolic, as it happened the same day as the Nato summit in Wales and a day after Obama's visit to Estonia, Stoicescu said. But there may be more prosaic reasons connected to the FSB's own relations ...



Estonia: How Much Equality? - New Eastern Europe

The Baltic Course

Estonia: How Much Equality?
New Eastern Europe
constitution-of-the-republic-of-estonia-photo-usemb Estonia became the first post-Soviet state to legalised same-sex unions. Compared to other former Soviet nations such as Kyrgyzstan, which has been considering criminalising the spreading gay ...
Sweden, Estonia should cooperate more Swedish PM in EstoniaBaltic Business News
Estonian PM: oil price, not environmental fees is the challenge of oil shale priceThe Baltic Course
Estonia to Offer E-Residency to ForeignersEesti elu

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Estonia's dilemma - Duke Chronicle

ABC News

Estonia's dilemma
Duke Chronicle
Evidently, the Swedish military detected a strange disturbance in its coastal waters a few days ago. An unidentified object that surfaced in close proximity to the Stockholm archipelago was sighted three separate times. After intercepting a distress ...
Swedish armed forces widen hunt for suspected submarineThe Guardian

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Finland and Estonia yet to give up on LNG terminal - Helsinki Times

Helsinki Times

Finland and Estonia yet to give up on LNG terminal
Helsinki Times
The Finnish importer and supplier of natural gas blamed the collapse of the talks on the reluctance of the European Union to support the project sufficiently. The union has pledged to subsidise the project if Finland and Estonia are able to reach an ...