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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U.S. to Hold Teeny Tiny Military Drills in Poland and Estonia - The Wire

The Wire

U.S. to Hold Teeny Tiny Military Drills in Poland and Estonia
The Wire
American efforts to reassure rattled NATO members in Eastern Europe seem (kind of) underway with the forthcoming announcement of military drills in Poland and Estonia. The exercises will be announced next week. The news comes on the heels of a poll in ...
Poland, Estonia exercises part of plan to increase presence in eastern EuropeStars and Stripes
US considering military exercises in Poland, Estonia: officialCTV News
Western official: US considering deploying Army company to Poland and Estonia ...Fox News

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A tourist's take on Tallin, the charming capital of Estonia - Daily News & Analysis

Daily News & Analysis

A tourist's take on Tallin, the charming capital of Estonia
Daily News & Analysis
Right now, wherever in the world you're reading this from and at whatever time, there is a huge ocean liner plying the Gulf of Finland. En route from Helsinki, Finland to Tallinn, Estonia or vice versa. This huge boat is packed to the brim with ...

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Report: US ground troops to be sent to Poland, Estonia - Stars and Stripes

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Report: US ground troops to be sent to Poland, Estonia
Stars and Stripes
STUTTGART, Germany A small contingent of U.S. soldiers will deploy to Poland and Estonia for a series of upcoming ground exercises aimed at reassuring allies shaken by Russian intervention in neighboring Ukraine, according to a report. The U.S. is ...



Estonia's Cassandra finally gets message across on Russia - Financial Times

Estonia's Cassandra finally gets message across on Russia
Financial Times
Toomas Hendrik Ilves is not afraid of standing out from the crowd. Estonia's president, habitually dressed in a bow tie, has long warned the west of the threat that Russia poses. Once viewed as paranoid, Mr Ilves, since Russia's invasion of Crimea, is ...



Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves calls for 'physical presence on the ... - CNN (blog)

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Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves calls for 'physical presence on the ...
CNN (blog)
In an interview with CNN's Christiane Amanpour on Tuesday, Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves called for a "physical presence on the ground" in the region as a deterrence against Russia. Estonia, a former Soviet republic that shares a border with ...
Estonia Calls for More NATO PresenceNovinite.com
Ukraine Crisis: Estonia President Demands Nato Presence in Eastern EuropeInternational Business Times UK

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Western official: US considering military exercises in Poland and Estonia in ... - Nanaimo Daily News

Western official: US considering military exercises in Poland and Estonia in ...
Nanaimo Daily News
WASHINGTON - The United States is considering deploying about 150 soldiers for military exercises to begin in Poland and Estonia in the next few weeks, a Western official said Saturday. The exercises would follow Russia's buildup of forces near its ...



Q&A with Estonian Amb. Marina Kaljurand: Ukraine Must be Supported - Voice of America

Voice of America

Q&A with Estonian Amb. Marina Kaljurand: Ukraine Must be Supported
Voice of America
The situation in Ukraine continued to escalate Tuesday as the Ukrainian military began an operation to confront pro-Russian militants in the eastern part of the country. Estonia and other Baltic states with sizable Russian-speaking minority populations ...
US Senator McCain mocks EU's Russia sanctionsBradenton Herald

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Could Estonia be the next target of Russian annexation? - Christian Science Monitor

Christian Science Monitor

Could Estonia be the next target of Russian annexation?
Christian Science Monitor
At a cursory glance, Estonia's Ida-Viru County bears some concerning similarities to Crimea. It is predominantly Russian speaking, is located in Russia's shadow, and has a long history tied to its neighbor. But Aleksandr Dusman insists that Ida-Viru ...
Why eastern European nations like Estonia are stressing over RussiaPublic Radio International

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Young Estonian Artist Liis Koger Presents Paintings at SomoS Art House Berlin - Broadway World

Young Estonian Artist Liis Koger Presents Paintings at SomoS Art House Berlin
Broadway World
Since 2010, Liis Koger has exhibited widely, enjoyed solo and group shows in Estonia, Italy, UK, USA and Switzerland. Her work is present in private collections in Estonia, Sweden, Italy, Switzerland, Norway. Works in public spaces include Riigikogu ...

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Putin's 21-Year Quest to Be Russian Guardian Began in Estonia - Bloomberg

Putin's 21-Year Quest to Be Russian Guardian Began in Estonia
Bloomberg
Two decades before seizing Crimea, Vladimir Putin showed his willingness to challenge the post-Cold War order in defense of Russians in Estonia, a country now bracing for the possibility he may go even further. In 1993, as the St. Petersburg official ...

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