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Gallery: Estonian skier Kelly Sildaru Barbie unveiled

26.05.22 NEWS ... The Barbie made of Estonian freestyle skier Kelly Sildaru was unveiled at an event in Kadriorg on Wednesday, making Sildaru the first Estonian to be immortalized as the iconic doll.

Kallas: There can be no way back to business as usual with Putin's Russia

25.05.22 NEWS ... Countries' aim should not be to do business with war criminals, and there can be no way back to business as usual with [President Vladimir] Putin's Russia, Prime Minister Kaja Kallas (Reform) said during a joint press conference with Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson in Stockholm on Wednesday.

Photos: President Karis visits Setomaa, welcomed with traditional leelo

24.05.22 NEWS ... President Alar Karis spent Sunday and Monday in Setomaa, a culturally and linguistically distinct region of Southeastern Estonia, where he was met several times with traditional Seto leelo, visited various centers of local and Seto cultural life, met with local residents and leaders, and visited Värska High School and Värska Kindergarten.

Gallery, video: Thousands in Estonia sing for Ukraine in mass joint choir

23.05.22 NEWS ... On Sunday evening, thousands of singers from across Estonia gathered at the Song Festival Grounds in Tallinn to sing a new choral arrangement of Ukrainian folk song "Oi u luzi chervona kalyna" ("Oh, the Red Viburnum in the Meadow"), which was recorded and aired on ETV on Monday night. Watch the video below.

'Melchior the Apothecary' draws more than 100,000 to Estonian theaters

23.05.22 NEWS ... This past weekend, the Estonian film "Melchior the Apothecary," the first in a trilogy based on the medieval crime bestsellers by Indrek Hargla, hit a milestone of 100,000 viewers in domestic movie theaters. The trailer for part two, "Melchior the Apothecary: Ghost," has been released as well.

Gallery: Riga anti-Soviet monument march attracts 5,000 protesters

21.05.22 NEWS ... A rally in Riga on Friday evening saw an estimated 5,000 people arch through the streets of the Latvian capital, in support of a drive to purge the country of its Soviet heritage, public broadcaster LSM reports.

Watch: Svjata Vatra, Estonian military band in Ukrainian folk song video

19.05.22 NEWS ... Ukrainian-Estonian folk rock band Svjata Vatra recently teamed up with the Estonian Military Orchestra to release a music video in support of Ukraine for a new arrangement of the famous Ukrainian folk song "The Cossack Rode Beyond the Danube."

Gallery: Estonian LGBT Association hosts Rainbow Heroes awards gala

19.05.22 NEWS ... The Estonian LGBT Association on Tuesday marked the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT) by hosting a Rainbow Heroes award gala in Tallinn, recognizing people, collectives and organizations who have promoted and stood with Estonia's LGBT+ lives and community.

Entire sculpture collection put on display at Kadriorg Museum

18.05.22 NEWS ... On May 18, the newly redesigned, visible storage gallery opens on the ground floor of the Kadriorg Palace, where the Kadriorg Art Museum's entire foreign sculpture collection is now permanently on display.

Gallery: Reservists report for Exercise SIIL 2022

18.05.22 NEWS ... Over a thousand Estonian Defense Forces (EDF) reservists were expected to have descended on a training camp in Võru County in South Estonia by the end of Tuesday, as part of the annual military Exercise SIIL.

Gallery: Spring comes to Tallinn's Kadriorg Park

16.05.22 NEWS ... Spring is finally in the air in Estonia. ERR's photographer Siim Lõvi took photos of the blossoming trees in Tallinn's Kadriorg Park on Monday.

Gallery: Major Estonian Defense Forces exercise SIIL kicks off

16.05.22 NEWS ... Monday marks the start of the Estonian Defense Forces (EDF) major training exercise SIIL 2022 (Hedgehog) involving 15,000 EDF, allied and partner personnel.

Gallery: Stefan returns to Estonia after Eurovision 2022

16.05.22 NEWS ... Estonia's Eurovision hopeful Stefan Airapetjan returned to Tallinn on Sunday after finishing in 13th place in Saturday's final.

Kitty the dog enhances search for flying squirrels in Ida-Viru County

14.05.22 NEWS ... The search for traces of flying squirrels in Estonia has been stepped up with the addition of a dog to the team, ETV news show 'Aktuaalne kaamera' (AK) reported Friday.

Gallery: Dynamo Kyiv beats Flora 3:0 in 'Match for Peace'

14.05.22 GALLERIES ... Legendary Ukrainian side Dynamo Kyiv defeated local team Tallinna FC Flora 3:0 Friday night, in a benefit match for Ukraine.

Gallery: Iconic golden globe to be reinstalled atop Toomkirik spire

10.05.22 CULTURE ... A golden sphere is to be relocated at the pinnacle of the tower of the Toomkirik (Dome Church) on Toompea in Tallinn's Old Town, following a consecration ceremony on Tuesday.

Gallery: Irish singer-songwriter Roisin Murphy plays Tallinn

10.05.22 CULTURE ... Irish singer-songwriter Roisin Murphy was in concert in Tallinn on Sunday, appearing at the Noblessner Foundry.

Gallery: President Alar Karis visits Narva, holds town hall with locals

06.05.22 NEWS ... President Alar Karis is currently on a visit to Ida-Viru County in Northeastern Estonia, where he visited the border city of Narva on Thursday. Meeting with city residents on Thursday evening, the head of state stressed that the people of Narva, just as all Ida-Viru County residents, are "our people."

Gallery: Canada, South Korea, Luxembourg flags raised at NATO CCDCOE

05.05.22 NEWS ... The NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCDCOE) raised the flags of Canada, the Republic of Korea and Luxembourg in a ceremony in front of its complex in Tallinn on Thursday, welcoming the newest members of the center's multinational family into the fold.

Gallery: EML Sakala involved in NATO maritime exercise off Finland, Sweden

02.05.22 NEWS ... Estonia's Navy (Merevägi) has been taking part in a joint NATO naval exercise on the Baltic Sea, off the coasts of Finland and Sweden.

Gallery: Tallinn's cafes, restaurants waiting for tourists

28.04.22 NEWS ... Tallinn's cafes and restaurants and preparing for summer, but many businesses believe price rises are likely to follow.

Gallery: Estonian schoolchildren meet guide dogs

28.04.22 NEWS ... A group of children recently got the opportunity to meet some guide dogs, courtesy of Estonia's guide dog school (Juht- ja abikoerte kool), and found out more about how the dogs work with their visually impaired partners.

Gallery: Inaugural Climate Assembly convened in Tartu

27.04.22 NEWS ... Last weekend, the inaugural Tartu Climate Assembly, which consists of randomly selected residents of the city, convened at Tartu Nature House, where, with the help of specialists from the sector, members gained in-depth knowledge regarding the principles of street space and positive and negative effects of various modes of transport.

High school students start state exams Monday

25.04.22 NEWS ... State exams for school leavers in Estonia start on Monday with the Estonian-language exam.

First 'Melchior the Apothecary' film off to successful start in Estonia

22.04.22 NEWS ... Following the premiere in Tallinn on April 11, "Melchior the Apothecary," based on the medieval crime bestseller by Indrek Hargla, hit theaters across Estonia last Friday, April 15. In the week since its premiere, nearly 30,000 people have gone to see the first installment of the Melchior trilogy, the latter two of which are likewise scheduled for release later this year.

Gallery: ERM lamp exhibition lights up Tallinn's Rotermann Quarter

22.04.22 NEWS ... A new exhibition "Pirrust pirnini" showcasing Estonian lamps through time opened in Tallinn's Rotermann Quarter gallery on Wednesday.

Baerbock: Germany will support Estonian security, as Russian threat is real

21.04.22 NEWS ... People cannot close their eyes to Russia's actions, and Germany will contribute more to the alliance's security, German Minister of Foreign Affairs Annalena Baerbock said at a joint press conference in Tallinn, where she met with Estonian leaders on Thursday.

Paper: Biggest shipwreck of its kind unearthed at Tallinn construction site

18.04.22 NEWS ... Construction at Lootsi 8 near the Port of Tallinn began with the knowledge of a shipwreck on the property that wouldn't be affected by planned work, however an unexpected second wreck was unearthed as well, and it may be one of the best preserved in the region, daily Postimees writes.

Gallery: Four Standing NATO Maritime Group 1 ships visit Tallinn

15.04.22 NEWS ... The fours ships currently making up Standing NATO Maritime Group 1 (SNMG1) called on the Port of Tallinn on Thursday, where they were joined by the Canadian frigate HMCS Halifax (FFH 330). SNMG1 conducted several operations on the Baltic Sea last week.

Gallery: Navy conscripts conclude basic training with 24 hours on life raft

14.04.22 NEWS ... Wednesday marked the end of the final exercise of naval conscripts' basic training, in which future sailors of the Estonian Navy spent more than 24 hours aboard life rafts in the water at Miinisadam Naval Base.

Three candidates through to public broadcaster ERR's board chair vote

13.04.22 NEWS ... Three people are through to the ballot on the next board chair of public broadcaster ERR from nine applicants, including current incumbent Erik Roose.

Gallery: Paldiski barracks complex handed over to Estonian Defense Forces

13.04.22 NEWS ... In the latest stage of €18 million of extensive construction and renovation work at the base, the Estonian Center for Defense Investment (ECDI) on Tuesday handed over a new barracks complex in Paldiski to the Estonian Defense Forces (EDF).

Gallery: NATO battlegroup troops practice warfare on Estonian terrain

11.04.22 NEWS ... This past weekend, allied troops that recently arrived in Estonia to serve in NATO Battlegroup Estonia under the 1st Infantry Brigade of the Estonian Defense Forces (EDF) began practicing combat on Estonian terrain during the ongoing Bold Dragon exercise.

Gallery: Presidential reception thanks Beijing Winter Olympians

05.04.22 GALLERIES ... President Alar Karis held a reception at Kadriorg on Monday, where the head of state expressed his gratitude to all athletes, coaches and support staff who took part in February's winter olympics in Beijing, China, and the winter paralympics, also in Beijing.

Gallery: Volunteers make camo nets for Ukraine in shadow of Russian embassy

04.04.22 GALLERIES ... Sunday saw an outdoor camouflage net-making workshop take place just meters from the Russian embassy in Tallinn, ETV news show 'Aktuaalne kaamera' (AK) reported.

Gallery: EKRE, Isamaa hold council meetings on Saturday

02.04.22 NEWS ... The councils of the Conservative People's Party of Estonia (EKRE) and Isamaa gathered on Saturday (April 2).

Gallery: Belgium hands off Baltic Air Policing mission to France at Ämari

01.04.22 NEWS ... In a ceremony held at Ämari Air Base on Thursday, Belgium formally handed off NATO's Baltic Air Policing mission being served out of Ämari Air Base to the French Air and Space Force. In connection with Russia's attack on Ukraine, the French jets were brought to Ämari 15 days ahead of schedule.

Gallery: Volunteers make camouflage netting for Ukraine

31.03.22 NEWS ... The first volunteer-made camouflage nets have been sent to Ukraine, part of an initiative set up by two friends to combine recycling with military aid, following Russia's invasion.

Gallery: Rescue board fire trucks get a makeover

29.03.22 NEWS ... Fire trucks in Estonia are undergoing an overhaul, to bring them more up-to-date.

Gallery: 'Save Ukraine' charity telemarathon shown in Freedom Square

28.03.22 NEWS ... The international charity telemarathon concert "Save Ukraine – #StopWar" was shown live in various cities across the world on Sunday, including in Tallinn, where some 1,500 people came to watch the concert together in Freedom Square.

Gallery: Storm leaves thousands of homes without power, Saaremaa badly hit

26.03.22 NEWS ... Thousands of homes in Estonia are currently without electricity, as storms with gale force wind in speeds of up to 30 meters per second (Force 11 on the Beaufort scale) buffeted the country through the course of Saturday. The island of Saaremaa has been the worst-hit area.

President Alar Karis: Evil desires denial of historical truth

26.03.22 NEWS ... At Friday's memorial ceremony to the March 1949 Soviet deportations of Estonians to Siberia, head of state Alar Karis made a speech noting the tendency of evil to distort historical truths.

Galleries: Candles lit in remembrance of 1949 March deportation victims

25.03.22 NEWS ... Friday marked the 73rd anniversary of the Soviet mass deportations of tens of thousands of people from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania on March 25-28, 1949. Candles were lit across Estonia on Friday evening in remembrance of the victims of Operation Priboi.

Gallery: Spring capital Türi welcomes the change of seasons

21.03.22 NEWS ... Residents in Estonia's spring capital Türi, Järva County welcomed the change of seasons at 5:37 p.m. on Sunday.

Gallery: Estonia's oldest jazz festival TUJA turns 40

18.03.22 NEWS ... Estonia's oldest Jazz festival TUJA celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2022 and events took place across the country.

Ukraine benefit concert raises nearly €700,000

17.03.22 NEWS ... A benefit concert for the people of Ukraine which took place in Tallinn on Wednesday has raised over €690,000.

Gallery: Jüri Ratas reelected as Riigikogu speaker

17.03.22 NEWS ... Jüri Ratas (Center) has been reelected for a second term as speaker of the Riigikogu, by a narrow margin following a vote at the chamber on Thursday.

Gallery: Spring arrives in Saaremaa

16.03.22 NEWS ... Although spring does not officially start for another five days, the first signs can already be found on the western island of Saaremaa.

Gallery: French fighter jets arrive in Estonia to boost air policing unit

14.03.22 NEWS ... Four Mirage 2000-5Fs arrived at Amari airbase in Estonia in Sunday morning to enhance NATO's Air Policing unit.

Gallery: All-day reading marathon underway at Presidential Palace

14.03.22 NEWS ... March 14 is Native Language Day, and an all-day reading marathon is currently underway in front of the Office of the President in Tallinn. President Alar Karis kicked off the marathon at sunrise at 6:41 a.m., and more than 70 people will take turns reading their chosen texts through sunset at 6:21 p.m.

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