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

The Guardian

Ukraine crisis leaves Estonia feeling vulnerable and isolated again
The Guardian
Officially, Estonians say they are confident that any Russian aggression towards them as Nato members would be met with a united front, backed by force if necessary, from the 28-member alliance. The Nato charter's famous article 5, which states that an ...
Obama to Visit Estonia to Reassure Baltic Allies Over RussiaNew York Times
Obama visit to Estonia sends message to RussiansUSA TODAY
Estonia's expectations: What can Obama deliver?Deutsche Welle
ABC News (blog) -U.S. News & World Report -Bloomberg
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Estonian President Calls For Permanent NATO Base in Country - Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

Estonian President Calls For Permanent NATO Base in Country
Wall Street Journal
Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves, pictured in Geneva, Switzerland, on 28 August 2013, has called for permanent NATO bases in Estonia in the face of continuing tensions between Russia and Ukraine. European Pressphoto Agency. OSLOEstonian ...
President Says Estonia Wants Permanent NATO BasesRadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
Estonia Wants Permanent NATO Bases to Protect From Russian ThreatThe Moscow Times
Estonia wants a Nato base 'to defend against Russia'ITV News
ITAR-TASS -RIA Novosti -Yahoo News UK
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Obama's day: Off to Estonia - USA TODAY

USA TODAY

Obama's day: Off to Estonia
USA TODAY
President Obama opens his post-Labor Day schedule Tuesday with the start of a foreign trip designed to address world crises that shadowed his summer. Obama flies late in the day to Estonia, the first leg of a trip that will also take him to Wales for a ...



Tiny Estonia Seeks Strong Support From Obama - ABC News

Tiny Estonia Seeks Strong Support From Obama
ABC News
Spooked by Russia's intervention in Ukraine, Estonia is hoping for a strong signal of support from President Barack Obama when he arrives Wednesday in a country that two decades ago had Russian troops on its soil. That Obama picked Estonia as his only ...



Estonia PM warns Europe must guard against Russia in long term - Financial Times

Estonia PM warns Europe must guard against Russia in long term
Financial Times
Russia's intervention in Ukraine has so utterly transformed Europe's security outlook that western governments must be on their guard against Moscow for the long term, Estonia's prime minister said on Tuesday. In an interview with the Financial Times ...



Why President Obama's Visit to Estonia Really Matters - Huffington Post (blog)

Why President Obama's Visit to Estonia Really Matters
Huffington Post (blog)
But besides reaffirming strong U.S. support for the security of its Baltic allies, Obama should also praise Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania for their strong commitment to democracy, human freedom and economic liberalism. Doing so would send an important ...



Hey, NATO, Why Can't You Be More Like Estonia? - Businessweek

Businessweek

Hey, NATO, Why Can't You Be More Like Estonia?
Businessweek
Before he gets to this week's NATO summit in Wales, President Barack Obama is meeting with the presidents of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania in Tallinn, the capital of Estonia. There is great symbolism in this meeting. All three countries were once ...



In the event of a crisis, Estonia plans to rely on its allies to hold its ... - ZDNet

ZDNet

In the event of a crisis, Estonia plans to rely on its allies to hold its ...
ZDNet
"It is of vital importance that e-Estonia is safe and our state could continue performing in a crisis situation. Backing-up critical systems in the data embassies will help us to assure the digital continuity of our state," said Taavi Rivas, the head ...



Obama guidance & press schedule Sept. 2, 2014. To Estonia - Chicago Sun-Times

Obama guidance & press schedule Sept. 2, 2014. To Estonia
Chicago Sun-Times
WASHINGTON President Barack Obama departs Tuesday afternoon for Estonia where he will meet with the presidents of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia in the wake of Russia pushing into Ukraine. After that, he swings over Wales for the upcoming NATO ...



Estonia wants clear NATO presence in the East to deter Russia - Reuters

Estonia wants clear NATO presence in the East to deter Russia
Reuters
The three Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania -- former Soviet republics that have been members of the European Union and NATO since 2004 -- are seen by some as especially vulnerable to Russian attention because of their Russian minorities ...