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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Swedes, Estonians mourn 1994 ferry victims - Deutsche Welle

Deutsche Welle

Swedes, Estonians mourn 1994 ferry victims
Deutsche Welle
The Estonia set off from Tallinn at 7 p.m., with 989 passengers and crew, heading for Stockholm. Mikal un, one of only 137 people who survived, said when interviewed in 2004 that most passengers had retired to their cabins early because of the storm.
MV Estonia victims remembered on 20th anniversary of tragedyeuronews
Sweden pays tribute to Estonia disaster victimsThe Local.se
Estonia, Sweden Honor 1994 Ferry Disaster VictimsABC News

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

Wall Street Journal

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 ...
Estonia Says Officer Abducted Near Russian BorderWall Street Journal
Russians open new front after Estonian official is captured in 'cross-border raid'The Guardian
Estonia accuses Russia of kidnapping security officialCNN
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Estonia's president: Russia is threatening 'the entire post-World War II order' - Washington Post

Estonia's president: Russia is threatening 'the entire post-World War II order'
Washington Post
New York. Raised in New Jersey, Estonia's President Toomas Hendrik Ilves does not mince words when it comes to the situation in Ukraine and the threat Russia poses to his country and the region. He took time last week to speak with The Post's Lally ...

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China: relations with Estonia have been normalised again - The Baltic Course

China: relations with Estonia have been normalised again
The Baltic Course
The Chinese government on September 26th has published a notice stating that Beijing finally accepted the apologies of the Estonian government for hosting the visit of Dalai Lama three years ago, and the political relations that were mostly frozen for ...



ripev ranks Oleg Ossinovski Estonia's richest businessman - Baltic Business News

ripev ranks Oleg Ossinovski Estonia's richest businessman
Baltic Business News
ripev ranks Oleg Ossinovski Estonia's richest businessman. 30.09.2014, 11:44. The three wealthiest Estonian businessmen are owner of a rail transport empire Oleg Ossinovski, property developer Hillar Teder and owner of VKG chemical group Priit ...

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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 ...



Report: Estonia Arrests Two Alleged Former KGB Agents - Breitbart News

Breitbart News

Report: Estonia Arrests Two Alleged Former KGB Agents
Breitbart News
The website said the arrests might be in retaliation for the arrest of Estonian Eston Kohver in early September. Russian authorities arrested Kohver on suspicion of espionage, illegally crossing the border, and illegal weapons transportation. Estonia ...



Estonia's lessons for Europe - FT.com (blog)

FT.com (blog)

Estonia's lessons for Europe
FT.com (blog)
The view from Toompea hill over Tallinn bay and the Old Town of Estonia's capital is justly considered one of the glories of the Baltic region. Scarcely less memorable is a plaque on the wall of Stenbock House, the 18th-century mansion on Toompea hill ...
Remarks by President Obama and Prime Minister Roivas of Estonia to US and ...Whitehouse.gov (press release)

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Estonia remembers tragic ferry disaster twenty years on - Baltic Times

Baltic Times

Estonia remembers tragic ferry disaster twenty years on
Baltic Times
Estonia has marked 20 years since the sinking of a ferry disaster that killed more than 800 people on board. A total of 852 people died on board the M/S Ferry on September 28, 1994 after it sank en route to Stockholm. Up to 137 passengers escaped the ...



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

CNN

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
Russia Tests NATO Resolve On War With Estonia Abduction; After Ukraine ...International Business Times AU
EU urges Russia to immediately release Estonian security officerReuters UK
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