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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The KGB Welcomes You to Estonia - Daily Beast

Daily Beast

The KGB Welcomes You to Estonia
Daily Beast
With the Iron Curtain solidly drawn around it, Estonia was struggling to make tourism ends meet in the decades after World War II. That is, until both its Soviet overlords and sightseeing industry found the perfect solution: They would outfit the ...

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Steven Seagal's Estonia gig nixed over pro-Russia stance - The Rakyat Post

The Rakyat Post

Steven Seagal's Estonia gig nixed over pro-Russia stance
The Rakyat Post
Hollywood tough guy Steven Seagal has had his blues gig cancelled at a festival in Estonia following an uproar in this formerly-Soviet ruled Baltic state over the star's pro-Russia views, the authorities said today. Seagal is reported to back Russian ...

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Estonia Retail Sales Growth Accelerates In June - RTT News

Estonia Retail Sales Growth Accelerates In June
RTT News
Estonia's retail sales growth accelerated in June, after easing notably in the previous month, figures from Statistics Estonia showed Thursday. Retail sales climbed 7.0 percent year-on-year in June, faster than May's 4.0 percent growth. In April, sales ...
In Estonia in June, the increase in industrial production continuedThe Baltic Course

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Estonia Industrial Production Growth Slows Further - RTT News

Estonia Industrial Production Growth Slows Further
RTT News
Estonia's industrial production growth slowed for the second straight month in June, figures from Statistics Estonia showed Thursday. The industrial production index rose a working-day adjusted 1.0 percent year-on-year in June, slower than May's 2.2 ...



Estonia's one and only Poominator - Fifa.com

Fifa.com

Estonia's one and only Poominator
Fifa.com
Were you to ask the average fan how many Estonian footballers they could name, many would be left scratching their head when trying to pluck a familiar name from their 1.3 million-strong population. For diehard fans of the English Premier League ...

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ERC - ERC auto24 Rally Estonia in numbers - Yahoo Eurosport UK

ERC - ERC auto24 Rally Estonia in numbers
Yahoo Eurosport UK
3: Eli Evans took three flights to get from his native Australia to Estonia for his ERC debut with the JAS Honda team. 30,000: An estimated 30,000 fans attended the auto24-Tartu City stage. 16: Gustav Kruuda became the youngest driver to start a round ...
ERC auto24 Rally Estonia in numbersEurosport.com AU

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Aarne Saluveer helps meld an alienated Russian minority into Estonia's culture - Christian Science Monitor

Christian Science Monitor

Aarne Saluveer helps meld an alienated Russian minority into Estonia's culture
Christian Science Monitor
NARVA, ESTONIA On a recent spring day in Rugodiv auditorium in Narva, a city on Estonia's eastern border with Russia, 280 children are singing: This is what I hear/ This is what I see/ This is what I feel/ This is my homeland. Standing shoulder to ...

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Estonia railways to lose 15 mln euros a year on anti-Russian sanctions CEO - ITAR-TASS

Estonia railways to lose 15 mln euros a year on anti-Russian sanctions CEO
ITAR-TASS
Sectoral anti-Russian sanctions will cause state-owned Estonian Railways 15 million loss of profit a year, said chief executive Ahti Asmann. Railway cargo transportation is geopolitical business, he said. The results largely depend on international ...

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Air Baltic to boost Estonia, Lithuania - W. European connectivity - ch-aviation

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Air Baltic to boost Estonia, Lithuania - W. European connectivity
ch-aviation
Air Baltic (BT, Riga) is set to roll out two new services connecting the Baltic states with western Europe later this year. Starting October 28, the Latvian carrier will connect the Estonian capital, Tallinn Lennart Meri, with Paris CDG with a 4x ...
Boost presence in 'vulnerable' Baltic states, MPs urgeITV News
Baltic LNG bunkering project wins EU supportbunkerworld (subscription)

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Estonia tour touched hearts, lives - Portland Tribune

Estonia tour touched hearts, lives
Portland Tribune
And for a country as small as the tiny Baltic state, it's not surprising that the majority of Portland people wouldn't know or understand why Estonia had worked its way into my heart, capturing my imagination and tipping my hand to spend all of my ...
Airspace over east Ukraine shut downChinadaily USA

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