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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Scot leading Estonia's beer revolution - Herald Scotland

Scot leading Estonia's beer revolution
Herald Scotland
Founded in 2011, Phjala [pronounced peugh-a-la, meaning northern realm] is the collaboration of four Estonian entrepreneurs and beer enthusiasts along with the young Scots brewer. The firm opened its 12-hectolitre [12x100 litre] brewhouse in Nmme, ...



Estonia 'Spy' Dispute Could Be Russia Making Anti-NATO Mischief - NPR

NPR

Estonia 'Spy' Dispute Could Be Russia Making Anti-NATO Mischief
NPR
Russia and its tiny neighbor, Estonia, are embroiled in a spy controversy worthy of a John le Carr novel. Estonia says Russian agents kidnapped one of its intelligence officials in a cross-border raid. Russia says the man was caught spying on its ...

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This is bad: Russia 'abducts' Estonian officer after Obama says US will defend ... - Vox

The Guardian

This is bad: Russia 'abducts' Estonian officer after Obama says US will defend ...
Vox
On Friday morning, less than 48 hours after President Obama delivered a speech in Estonia warning that Russian aggression against Estonia could trigger war with the US and NATO, Russian security forces have seized an officer with Estonia's state ...
Russians open new front after Estonian official is captured in 'cross-border raid'The Guardian
Estonia Says Officer Abducted Near Russian BorderWall Street Journal
Estonia disputes Russia's claims that Estonian official abducted at border is ...Fox News
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Baltic states wary as Russia takes more strident tone with neighbours - The Guardian

Novinite.com

Baltic states wary as Russia takes more strident tone with neighbours
The Guardian
Eston Kohver, an organised crime investigator in Estonia's internal security service (known by its Estonian acronym, Kapo), was grabbed on the morning of 5 September from scrubland along the border with Russia. Along with his pistol, he carried a ...
Bulgaria Calls on Russia to Free Estonian OfficialNovinite.com

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Estonia | A desperate Goliath may soon take on a super-secular David - World Magazine

World Magazine

Estonia | A desperate Goliath may soon take on a super-secular David
World Magazine
President Barack Obama on Sept. 3 journeyed to Estonia, a New Jerseysized nation with 1.3 million persons, and gave a speech, as is his custom. Estonians were wondering how much they should fear their 400-times-larger-by-area neighbor, Russia, home ...



An Estonian agent, a Russian arrest and more tensions with Moscow - Washington Post (blog)

Wall Street Journal

An Estonian agent, a Russian arrest and more tensions with Moscow
Washington Post (blog)
Estonia was still in the afterglow of President Obama's visit and his promises of unwavering Western support against possible Russian threats when a security services agent named Eston Kohver headed toward the borderlands near Russia. His bosses ...
Lawyer: Russia charges detained Estonian security official with espionageCNN
Estonian Officials Meet With Detained Security Officer in RussiaWall Street Journal
EU urges Russia to immediately release Estonian security officerReuters UK
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Estonia attracting foreigners - Baltic Business News

Estonia attracting foreigners
Baltic Business News
At a time when in the last five years, Estonian labour market has lost about 40,000 people and, according to forecasts, another 40,000 will be leaving in the next five years, more and more foreigners are being attracted to Estonia in the hope to find ...



Estonian Man on Wanted List Captured on St. Petersburg's Estonia Street - The Moscow Times

The Moscow Times

Estonian Man on Wanted List Captured on St. Petersburg's Estonia Street
The Moscow Times
A native Estonian on an international wanted list was apprehended Monday at a hideout aptly located on St. Petersburg's Estonia Street. The 42-year-old man had an outstanding warrant for drug dealing offenses and was caught at about midday on Monday, ...

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Ukraine crisis leaves Estonia feeling vulnerable and isolated again - The Guardian

The Guardian

Ukraine crisis leaves Estonia feeling vulnerable and isolated again
The Guardian
When Barack Obama lands in Estonia on Wednesday he will find a country anxious not just about the intentions of its big eastern neighbour but of its new western allies too. Obama's whistlestop tour is arguably the most important presidential visit that ...



Commentary: Estonia appears to be Obama's new red line for military response - Press Herald

MSN Canada

Commentary: Estonia appears to be Obama's new red line for military response
Press Herald
First up, Estonia. It seems to be Obama's new red line. I'm sure they sleep well tonight in Tallinn now that Obama has promised to stand with them. (Remember the State Department Twitter hashtag, #UnitedforUkraine?) To back up Obama's words, NATO is ...
Estonian Spy the Latest Flashpoint for a Potential NATO-Russia WarAntiwar.com
NATO faces 1st test, as Estonia accuses Russia of abductionMSN Canada
Charles Krauthammer: Obama's strategy for Ukraine: Write it offKansas.com (blog)

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