Galleries: Ski coach Mati Alaver's blood doping correspondences

23.09.20 ... Former national ski coach Mati Alaver, now known to have been at the center of an international sports blood doping ring, regularly communicated with the German 'doping doctor' Mark Schmidt, as well as skiers in his charge, via email, Whatsapp and other messaging tools, often using pseudonyms.

Gallery: Louis Freeh attends Riigikogu special committee meeting

21.09.20 ... The Riigikogu's anti-corruption committee and the state budget special committee are holding an extraordinary meeting to discuss the agreement with the law firm Freeh Sporkin & Sullivan and the government on Monday.

Gallery: Lasnamäe's Pae Park cleared during World Cleanup Day

21.09.20 ... Trash was removed from Lasnamäe's Pae Park by volunteers on Saturday during World Cleanup Day. Approximately, 30,000 people took part across Estonia.

Gallery: 'Boat of Tears' remembers 75,000 Estonians who fled by sea in 1944

21.09.20 ... An installation in memory of the tens of thousands of Estonians who fled by sea in 1944 to escape the Red Army was displayed in Tallinn's Freedom Square (Vabaduse väljak) on Sunday. Many of those who left never returned.

Memorial unveiled to those who perished in autumn 1944 seaborne evacuations

19.09.20 ... A memorial to Estonians who died fleeing their country by sea in 1944 in the face of invading Soviet forces is to be formally unveiled on Puise beach, Lääne County, Saturday, ETV magazine show "Ringvaade" reported Friday.

Gallery: Storm Aila hits Estonia

18.09.20 ... On Thursday, a strong violent storm raged across Estonia sending waves crashing on to beaches and breaking trees. Readers have sent in their pictures.

Gallery: Artist Maria Kapajeva asks why middle-aged are women invisible

17.09.20 ... From September 17, Maria Kapajeva's personal exhibition "Kui maailm õhku lendab, loodan lahkuda tantsides" ("When the world explodes, I wish to leave by dancing"), is open in the Kunstihoone gallery. The artist observes social pressure son women and looks for solutions on how to stand against them.

Gallery: Party leaders leave state budget debate for end of month

17.09.20 ... Wednesday's ETV interview show "Esimene stuudio" saw a political debate between party leaders and Prime Minister Jüri Ratas (Center), in response to accusations of secrecy over the forthcoming state budget plans. Ratas promised to unveil the precise state loan plans by September 30, the date the government has to present their budget plan to the Riigikogu for debating and voting.

Gallery: President starts work in Pärnu

16.09.20 ... President Kersti Kaljulaid started the traditional 10-day period of working outside of Tallinn on Tuesday, September 15. This year the president will work in Pärnu.

Gallery: Foreign minister presents Trad.Attack! with Cultural Award

14.09.20 ... Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu (Isamaa) presented this year's Cultural Award to the group Trad.Attack! for their international touring and introducing Estonia abroad. The band produces folk music in Estonia and is known all over the world.

Gallery: Riigikogu gathers for first sitting of autumn session

14.09.20 ... The Riigikogu convened for the first time after the summer recess for the opening sitting of the autumn session on Monday afternoon.

Gallery: Estonian Music Days started in Tartu

14.09.20 ... The contemporary music festival Estonian Music Days (Eesti muusika päevad) launched on Saturday in Tartu and will continue until September 20. This year's theme is the beauty of chaos.

Gallery: Nostalgia Days celebrated in Haapsalu

14.09.20 ... Mid-town Haapsalu was filled with nostalgic vehicles on Saturday afternoon as a parade of old-time cars, motorbikes, trucks and mopeds took over the Western Estonian city for the Nostalgia Days festival.

Gallery: New chief conductor Olari Elts to open ERSO's new season

10.09.20 ... On September 11, the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra (ERSO) will start its 94th season. The audience can see the concert both in the Estonia concert hall and from a live stream at

Gallery: Seto Parish opens embassy to improve local life

04.09.20 ... On Thursday, the Seto flag was raised in Paia rist near Imavere in South Estonia and the Seto embassy was opened for the first time. The venue's aim is to promote Seto culture and events.

Gallery: Estonian Film and Television Awards gala 2020

04.09.20 ... The Estonian Film and Television Awards (EFTA) in 30 different categories were presented at a gala event on Thursday, September 3. ETV and the movie "Truth and Justice" won the most awards. The ceremony was hosted by actor Tõnis Niinemets and featured performances by Koit Toome, Maarja-Liis Ilus, Ott Lepland and Grete Paia with Pluto.

Coronavirus testing starts at Tallinn Airport

01.09.20 ... Voluntary testing for coronavirus (COVID-19) started at Tallinn Airport on Tuesday.

Gallery: Police intercept riderless horse at large in North Tallinn

31.08.20 ... The North Prefecture of the Police and Border Guard Board (PPA) announced on social media that it had intercepted a lone horse galloping around the Sõle tänav area, in the Põhja-Tallinn (North Tallinn) district on Saturday.

Gallery: 'March For Life' held in Tallinn on Sunday

31.08.20 ... An anti-abortion demonstration march was held to express support for traditional family values in Tallinn's Old Town Sunday.

Gallery: €410,000 collected at Sunday's charity Duck Race

31.08.20 ... The annual charity Duck Race (Pardiralli) organized by the Estonian Association of Parents of Children with Cancer (EAPCC) took place on Sunday in Kadriorg saw a total of €410,000 donated.

Gallery: Tallinn record stores celebrate first Record Store Day

30.08.20 ... Tallinn record stores World Clinic, Biit Me and Terminal celebrated the first of this year's three Record Store Days on Saturday.

Gallery: Night of the Ancient Bonfires

30.08.20 ... Saturday evening saw fires lit on Estonia's sunset beaches to mark the Night of the Ancient Bonfires.

Gallery: Supreme Court holds grand opening after renovation

29.08.20 ... On Friday, the Supreme Court officially opened it's newly renovated building on Toomemägi in Tartu and President Kersti Kaljulaid and Prime Minister Jüri Ratas attended the ceremony.

Gallery: Opening performance of city festival Tallinn Music Week

28.08.20 ... City festival Tallinn Music Week was opened on August 27, where in addition to the traditional evening concerts, free performances happen during the day. On Thursday, ensemble Puuluup performed at Viru Keskus.

Gallery: French military chief decorates Estonian Mali veterans

28.08.20 ... French Chief of Defense Staff Gen. Francois Lecointre was in Estonia Wednesday and Thursday, meeting Estonian Defence Forces (EDF) commander Maj. Gen. Martin Herem and decorating EDF personnel deployed to the West African nation of Mali.

Gallery: 'Tenet' premiere brought people to cinemas at midnight

27.08.20 ... Christopher Nolan's "Tenet", partly filmed in Tallinn last summer, finally premiered a couple minutes after midnight on Wednesday, August 26, with film-goers waiting in line to see the long-awaited movie.

Gallery: Victims of totalitarianism remembered in Maarjamäe

24.08.20 ... On Sunday, a memorial ceremony and concert was held at the Memorial to the Victims of Communism in Maarjamäe, Tallinn, marking the International Remembrance Day for Victims of Totalitarian Regimes.

Gallery: Solidarity chain formed in Tallinn to support Belarusians

23.08.20 ... Hundreds of people gathered in Tallinn on Sunday to form a human chain to show solidarity with Belarusians protesting against the results of presidential elections which saw Alexander Lukashenko handed a sixth term in office earlier this month.

Gallery: NATO 'Velo' 1,000-km cycle tour reaches finish line in Narva

22.08.20 ... NATO "Velo", an over 1,000-kilometer, seven-day cycle tour of Estonia involving NATO personnel based in Estonia came to an end Friday afternoon in the border town of Narva.

Gallery: President hosts reception for gold medalist graduates

21.08.20 ... President Kersti Kaljulaid's week continues with another reception at the Kadriorg Rose Garden, as she and Minister of Education and Research Mailis Reps hosted the best graduates of high school for the past academic year.

Gallery: August 20 Club holds festive joint meeting at Toompea

21.08.20 ... Members of the August 20 Club on Thursday celebrated the Day of Restoration of Independence with a festive joint meeting in the White Hall at Toompea Castle, home off the Riigikogu. Guests were welcomed by Riigikogu speaker Henn Põlluaas and Prime Minister Jüri Ratas.

Gallery: TV Tower fireworks show rounds off Restoration of Independence day

21.08.20 ... Tallinn's TV Tower hosted a fireworks display Thursday night, August 20, marking the annual Restoration of Independence day celebrations. The show coincided with a rock concert at the nearby Song Festival Grounds.

Gallery: Guests arrive at president's annual reception at Kadriorg

20.08.20 ... President Kersti Kaljulaid will host guests in the Kadriorg Rose Garden on the 29th anniversary of the restoration of independence of the Republic of Estonia.

Gallery: Exhibition 'State of Emergency' opens at KUMU

19.08.20 ... Artist Flo Kasearu's exhibition "Eriolukord" (State of Emergency) opened in Tallinn's KUMU art museum on Tuesday. The exhibition looks at how the organization of work changed in the gallery during the coronavirus crisis.

Gallery: Academy of Arts opens final student project exhibition TASE20

19.08.20 ... On Monday, the Estonian Academy of Arts (EKA) opened an exhibition with 34 final projects of recent bachelor's and master's degree students highlighted.

Gallery: Ratas meets with former prime minsters at annual meeting

19.08.20 ... Prime Minister Jüri Ratas met with former prime ministers of Estonia at Stenbock House in Tallinn on Wednesday for an annual meeting.

Gallery: Vabaduse väljak demonstration in support of Belarus

14.08.20 ... A demonstration in Vabaduse väljak in Tallinn took place Thursday afternoon, expressing support for Belarusian people after elections in Belarus were followed by a violent suppression of peaceful protests in which, among 7,000 others, an Estonian citizen was also detained.

Gallery: Estonian women's football team defeats Latvia 1:0

13.08.20 ... The Estonian women's national football team hosted Latvia at the A. Le Coq Arena on Wednesday, defeating their southern neighbor 1:0.

Gallery: Riigikogu committees session focuses on US law firm deal

10.08.20 ... Extraordinary sessions of two Riigikogu special committees took place Monday afternoon, and were attended by Prime Minister Jüri Ratas (Center). The sitting was convened to discuss a deal between finance minister Martin Helme (EKRE) and American law firm Freeh, Sporkin & Sullivan, which has hit controversy.

Gallery: Intsikurmu Festival held over the weekend in Põlva

10.08.20 ... This year, the annual music festival at Põlva was held as a TV festival, where fans could also enjoy the event remotely, due to COVID-19 restrictions on major public gatherings.

Gallery: Museum of Photography celebrates anniversary with 'photo street'

06.08.20 ... The Museum of Photography celebrated its 40th anniversary on August 6 by opening a 'photo street' exhibition behind Tallinn Town Hall (Raekoda), during which alternative photography workshops were held.

Gallery: Final day of Tartu 'Car-free' avenue

04.08.20 ... On Sunday, the city of Tartu said their goodbyes to the "Car-free" avenue set up on Vabaduse puiestee, which closed off one of the main streets of the city to vehicles for a month.

Gallery: K-Komando takes first place in paramedic competition

31.07.20 ... Special forces unit K-Komando took first place at a tactical paramedic competition held at the training center for the Järva district of the Estonian Defense League (Kaitseliit) on Friday.

Merko Cup second day gallery: Estonia rallies to beat Latvia 6:5

31.07.20 ... The Estonian tennis team rallied from a 3:2 deficit on the first day of the Merko Cup, to defeat Latvia 6:5 after solid performances from the women players. The overall victory was achieved after an intense, one-set mixed doubles match which Estonia won 7:5.

Gallery: Olympic fire lit in Tallinn to mark 1980 olympics anniversary

30.07.20 ... On Wednesday, the city of Tallinn and the Estonian Olympic Committee celebrated the 40th anniversary of the start of the 1980 Moscow Olympics yachting events, which were held in Pirita, by lighting a replica Olympic fire.

Gallery: Tallink brings season's first cruise tourists to Saaremaa

28.07.20 ... Over 1,000 Finnish passengers arrived in Saaremaa this morning at 9 a.m. on a one-off special cruise to the island from Helsinki organised by Tallink Grupp.

Gallery: Opera picnic held at Kuressaare Castle

26.07.20 ... An opera picnic (Ooperipiknik) concert was held at Kuressaare Castle on the island of Saaremaa on Saturday evening.

Gallery: 118 skeletons excavated in Sillamäe

25.07.20 ... More than 100 skeletons found during construction work in Sillamäe are being excavated by archaeologists in Ida-Viru County.

Gallery: Defense Forces introduced new R20 Rahe automatic firearms

22.07.20 ... On Wednesday, Maj. Gen. Martin Herem, Commander of the Defense Forces, introduced the new R20 Rahe automatic firearms of the Defense Forces at the Männiku shooting range near Tallinn. Herem also tried out the new weapon himself.

Gallery: Lexsoul Dancemachine performs concert on moving bus in Tallinn

22.07.20 ... On Tuesday evening, Estonian funk dance music band Lexsoul Dancemachine performed on the rooftop of a moving bus in Tallinn.

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