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 and Lithuania Fight Over Right to Service US Air Force Personnel - Sputnik International

Sputnik International

Estonia and Lithuania Fight Over Right to Service US Air Force Personnel
Sputnik International
Lithuanian media burst into a fit of jealousy and indignation Friday after the Pentagon decided to send a pair of F-22 fighter aircraft to a base in Estonia instead of choosing a base in Lithuania. The media were adamant that the Americans chose ...
Two American warplanes land in Estonia amid Russia tensionsFirstpost
US stealth fighters make historic visit to EstoniaThe Straits Times
Two US warplanes land in Estonia amid Russia tensionsTimes LIVE

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Glorious photos of US F-22s arriving in Estonia for a brief forward deployment ... - The Aviationist (blog)

The Aviationist (blog)

Glorious photos of US F-22s arriving in Estonia for a brief forward deployment ...
The Aviationist (blog)
A KC-135 Stratotanker along with two F-22 Raptors and two A-10 Thunderbolt IIs fly overhead before landing at mari Air Base, Estonia, Sept. 4, 2015, as part of a brief forward deployment. The F-22s have previously deployed to both the Pacific and ...
F-22 Raptor fighter jets' first-ever visit to EstoniaEconomic Times

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Estonia vs Lithuania betting preview with bet365 odds and our tips and prediction - AllSportsNews

AllSportsNews

Estonia vs Lithuania betting preview with bet365 odds and our tips and prediction
AllSportsNews
Estonia will go in to the game as favourites at 5/4, with the home-side coming into the tie aiming to close the gap to Slovenia, or even pass the Slovaks into third place in the group. Lithuania meanwhile will be hoping to jump Estonia, and the ...



How Estonia became one of the most digitally advanced nations in the world - The Australian Financial Review

The Australian Financial Review

How Estonia became one of the most digitally advanced nations in the world
The Australian Financial Review
How Estonia became one of the most digitally advanced nations in the world. Share; Share via Email · Share on Google Plus · Post on facebook wall · Share on twitter · Post to Linkedin · Share on Reddit ...



Investigators Open Case Over Murder of Russian in Estonia in 2007 - The Moscow Times (registration)

The Moscow Times (registration)

Investigators Open Case Over Murder of Russian in Estonia in 2007
The Moscow Times (registration)
A local branch of the Investigative Committee in the Leningrad region in northwest Russia has opened a criminal case over the death of Dmitry Ganin, a Russian citizen who died in Estonia in 2007, the investigative agency said in a statement Friday.

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Estonia 'plans Russia border fence' amid Ukraine tensions - BBC News

BBC News

Estonia 'plans Russia border fence' amid Ukraine tensions
BBC News
Estonia says it wants to build a fence along its eastern border with Russia to boost security and protect the EU's passport-free Schengen zone. Construction on the fence, planned to be about 110km (70 miles) long and 2.5m (8ft) high, is set to start in ...
Estonia vows 'to wall off' RussiaDeutsche Welle
Estonia Steps up Surveillance Along Border With RussiaABC News
Estonia to Build Fence on Russian BorderBreitbart News

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Estonia to Build a Fence against Russia - Georgia Today

Georgia Today

Estonia to Build a Fence against Russia
Georgia Today
The Estonian government has declared its plans to build a fence along its Eastern border with Russia to increase security and protect the EU's passport-free Schengen zone. According to the BBC, construction of the fence, planned to be about 110km (70 ...

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Estonia's Kihnu - the women's island - Aljazeera.com (blog)

Aljazeera.com (blog)

Estonia's Kihnu - the women's island
Aljazeera.com (blog)
Kihnu, Estonia - Lost in the Baltic Sea off Estonia's coast, a little island is home to one of the world's last matriarchal societies. Women are in charge of this community of 600 souls and have been running the show for centuries. The men of Kihnu ...



Estonia discovers it's actually larger after finding 800 new islands - Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.uk

Estonia discovers it's actually larger after finding 800 new islands
Telegraph.co.uk
It means that the total size of the Estonian territory is revised upwards by 38.6 square miles (100 square kilometres). Agnes Jrjens from the Land Board told Postimees that improved technology had allowed researchers to successfully map small ...
Tiny Estonia gets a little bigger, thanks to mapping technologyToronto Star
More precise data makes tiny Estonia grow by 834 islandsU.S. News & World Report

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Estonia may have to absorb more than 3200 refugees - Baltic Business News

Estonia may have to absorb more than 3200 refugees
Baltic Business News
Estonia may have to absorb more than 3,200 refugees. 04.09.2015, 11:59. British tabloid Daily Mail wrote yesterday that Brussels has drawn up a new plan of re-allocating refugees. All in all, Brussels proposes to relocate about 160,000 refugees all ...