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Gallery: Independence day marked in Kuressaare

24.02.21 NEWS ... Independence day was celebrated in Kuressaare on the island of Saaremaa on Wednesday.

Tallinn's monuments dressed in blue, black and white for independence day

24.02.21 NEWS ... Members of Tallinn's City Center district government dressed well-known monuments in blue, black and white scarves to celebrate independence day.

Gallery: Narva marks independence day

24.02.21 NEWS ... The border town of Narva saw a flag-raising ceremony marking independence day.

Gallery: Toompea flag-raising ceremony heralds Estonian independence day

24.02.21 NEWS ... The traditional annual independence day flag-raising ceremony in the Governor's Garden on Toompea, Tallinn, went ahead Wednesday morning just after 7.30 a.m.

Gallery: Ellen von Unwerth's fashion photography exhibit at Fotografiska

22.02.21 CULTURE ... Starting February 19, an exhibition of the works of fashion photographer Ellen von Unwerth has opened at the Fotografiska cafe-museum. The exhibit will be open until May 30.

Gallery: Saaremaa local government building lit up in flag colors

22.02.21 NEWS ... On Sunday evening, the Saaremaa parish celebrated the 103th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia with a light show called "Pimeduse valgel".

Gallery: Snow city constructed in center of Tartu

20.02.21 NEWS ... Construction of a snow city in Tartu's Kesk Park was completed this week and was built using 40 truckloads of snow.

Gallery: Second Eesti Laul semi-final takes place on Saturday

20.02.21 NEWS ... On Friday, the rehearsals for the second semi-final of the song contest Eesti Laul took place at Tallinn's Saku Suurhall. The winners will compete in the final to become Estonia's Eurovision entry.

Gallery: Estonian motorsports Hall of Fame opens with four members

19.02.21 SPORTS ... The first event of the celebrations of 100 years of Estonian motorsports took place on Thursday with the opening of the Motorsports Hall of Fame in the MOMU Motorsports Museum in Turba.

Finland premier tells Estonia counterpart travel restrictions may soon ease

19.02.21 NEWS ... Finland may relax entry to Estonians if mandatory coronavirus testing at the border is introduced, Finnish prime minister Sanna Marin said on Friday.

Gallery: Saaremaa Defense League recreate Tallinn victory monument in ice

19.02.21 NEWS ... Defense League (Kaitseliit) volunteers on the island of Saaremaa have created a replica in ice of the War of Independence Victory Column in Tallinn.

Gallery: Eesti Laul 2021 rehearsals underway

17.02.21 NEWS ... The semi-final of Eesti Laul 2021 will take place on Thursday and rehearsals are in full swing.

Gallery: New permanent exhibition opens at KUMU

17.02.21 NEWS ... The new permanent exhibition at Tallinn's KUMU art museum tells the story of Estonian art as it evolved through Estonia's multi-ethnic history, growing into a heritage that blends Estonian, Baltic-German and Russian traditions.

Majority of damaged works in Narva-Jõesuu church fire can be restored

17.02.21 NEWS ... 75 percent of the works damaged by a fire in the Narva-Jõesuu Saint Vladimir Orthodox Church on Sunday can be restored, experts said after an initial assessment.

Gallery: National basketball team gathers for training camp

17.02.21 SPORTS ... The Estonian men's national basketball team has gathered in preparation to travel to Perm, Russia, for a round of qualifier matches for the EuroBasket 2022 tournament on February 19-22.

Gallery: Viking themed snow city construction takes off in Kuressaare

15.02.21 NEWS ... On Saturday, people interested in construction cities out of snow gathered in Kuressaare, Saaremaa, to construct a viking themed city out of snow in the courtyard of Kuressaare Castle.

Gallery: Belarusians in Estonia protest against People's Congress

13.02.21 NEWS ... A protest was held in front of the Belarusian Embassy in Tallinn on Friday against the All-Belarusian People's Congress which was held in Minsk this week.

Gallery: Best designed Estonian books of 2020

12.02.21 CULTURE ... A panel of designers and publishers chose the best designed Estonian books of 2020. A total 145 books and 44 children's books were nominated for the contest and the panel chose 25 books and 5, respectively.

Gallery: Wild animals sport winter coats, huskies thrive

10.02.21 NEWS ... Monday evening's edition of ETV show "Ozone" took a look at winter coats on some of the wildlife to be found in Estonia's forests.

Galleries: 101st anniversary of Treaty of Tartu marked across Estonia

02.02.21 NEWS ... The 101st anniversary of the Treaty of Tartu, known as Estonia's "birth certificate", was marked across Estonia on Tuesday.

Gallery: Court to consider releasing businessman Hillar Teder from custody

01.02.21 NEWS ... The Tallinn Circuit Court on Tuesday will discuss the possible release of Estonian businessman Hillar Teder, suspected of corruption crimes, from custody.

Gallery: Tallinn in Winter

01.02.21 NEWS ... ERR photographer Siim Lõvi took some shots of Tallinn after and during Monday's snowfall and during a brief period of sunshine.

Gallery: Tallinn Zoo residents enjoying the cold weather

01.02.21 NEWS ... The residents of Tallinn Zoo, especially those coming from colder climates, were pictured enjoying the cool weather and snowy conditions over the weekend.

Gallery: Protest held in Narva to support jailed Russian opposition leader

01.02.21 NEWS ... A protest was held in Estonia's most eastern city Narva on Sunday (January 31) to show support for jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny and calling for his release from prison.

Estonian Music Awards 2021: nublu takes six awards

29.01.21 NEWS ... The Estonian Music Awards were given out on Thursday evening with awards distributed in for 19 categories, six of which went to rapper nublu.

Gallery: South Estonia, Tartu 2024 sign culture capital agreements

29.01.21 NEWS ... Representatives of the Tartu 2024 Foundation traveled around South Estonia this week to sign cooperation agreements with 19 districts for the forthcoming European Capital of Culture venture in 2024.

Gallery: President appoints new government

26.01.21 NEWS ... Prime ministerial candidate Kaja Kallas (Reform) and the new government ministers met with President Kersti Kaljulaid on Tuesday morning and were appointed to office.

Gallery: Kaja Kallas wins mandate to form government

25.01.21 NEWS ... Seventy members of the Riigikogu voted in support of prime ministerial candidate Kaja Kallas (Reform) forming a government on Monday evening, giving her a mandate to do so.

Gallery: Kallas, Ratas sign coalition agreement

25.01.21 NEWS ... On Monday afternoon, the leaders of the Reform and Center parties, Kaja Kallas and Jüri Ratas, signed the coalition agreement between their two parties to form the incoming government.

Spruce labyrinth opened on Tallinn Town Hall Square

25.01.21 NEWS ... Since Saturday morning, a spruce labyrinth in the shape of a cornflower - Estonia's national flower - has decorated the Town Hall Square (Raekoja plats) of Tallinn.

Gallery: Demonstration in support of Alexei Navalny takes place in Tallinn

23.01.21 NEWS ... A demonstration in support of detained Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny took place in Tallinn's Vabaduse väljak Saturday, joining many other similar events across Russia and beyond.

Ratas: The courage of the people of Belarus is impressive

22.01.21 NEWS ... Prime Minister Jüri Ratas (Center) met with the Belarusian opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya to discuss the political situation in Belarus and the aspirations of the Belarusian people for democracy.

Gallery: President Kersti Kaljulaid meets Svetlana Tikhanovskaya

21.01.21 NEWS ... Belarusian opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya arrived at Kadriorg Palace in Tallinn on Thursday to meet with President Kersti Kaljulaid.

Gallery: Orthodox followers swim in Narva River to celebrate Theophany

21.01.21 NEWS ... According to the Russian Orthodox calendar, January 19 is the day of the baptism of Jesus Christ, which Orthodox followers celebrate by dipping themselves into water three times.

Gallery: Flo Kasearu's exhibition to reopen Tallinn Art Hall

21.01.21 NEWS ... The Tallinn Art Hall (Tallinna Kunstihoone) reopened its doors on Wednesday with Flo Kasearu's "Cut Out of Life", an exhibition to conceptualise domestic violence against women.

Gallery: Coalition negotiations continue on Monday

18.01.21 NEWS ... Coalition talks between Estonia's Reform Party and the Center Party continued in the Riigikogu at 11 a.m. on Monday. The parties will discuss digital affairs, education and culture today.

Gallery: Public grabs last chance to see Joala monument before its removal

16.01.21 NEWS ... Members of the public have been flocking to the South Estonian of Viljandi to get the last chance to glimpse a controversial monument to Estonian singer and performer Jaak Joala (1950-2014), ahead of its being torn down.

Gallery: Coalition negotiations continue between Reform and Center

15.01.21 NEWS ... On Friday, coalition talks continued between the Reform and Center parties at the Riigikogu. Discussions focused on the economy, finance and innovation.

Gallery: Major Saaremaa Viking haul returned to the island after a decade

15.01.21 NEWS ... An early Viking-era archaeological haul found on Saaremaa in 2008 has been returned to the island after over a decade of research and preservation work, ETV news show "Aktuaalne kaamera" (AK) reported Thursday night. The find has led to a reevaluation of the chronology of the Viking age in both Estonia and beyond.

Gallery: Reform Party gathers to discuss political situation

13.01.21 NEWS ... The Reform Party gathered on Wednesday to discuss the political situation after the resignation of Prime Minister Jüri Ratas (Center).

Gallery: Jüri Ratas submits resignation to president

13.01.21 NEWS ... On Wednesday morning, Prime Minister Jüri Ratas (Center) went to Kadriorg to submit his resignation to President Kersti Kaljulaid.

Dozens of broken sleds abandoned at Tallinn's Song Festival Grounds

12.01.21 NEWS ... A container has been installed at Tallinn's Song Festival Grounds to collect dozens of broken sleds that were abandoned over the weekend.

Gallery: New SDE politician takes oath in Riigikogu

11.01.21 NEWS ... Social Democratic (SDE) MP Eduard Odinets took his oath in the Riigkogu on Monday, replacing Katri Raik who has become mayor of Narva, during the first spring sitting of the Riigkogu on Monday.

Gallery: Tallinn zoo animals enjoy snow and Christmas trees

11.01.21 NEWS ... The first snow-filled week of the new year has brought a lot of joy to the residents of Tallinn Zoo.

Gallery: Snow cannon shower in Ida-Viru County

11.01.21 NEWS ... On Sunday, two men in Kohtla-Nõmme, Ida-Viru County, tested a snow cannon shower for sauna purposes. The Estonian Mining Museum is planning on making the service available for all who are interested in the future.

Gallery: 'Pink Cloud' city space exhibition opens in Tallinn

07.01.21 NEWS ... On January 6, a city space exhibition "Ööpildid" was opened on the wall of the Explorer business building on Tallinn's Mere puiestee. The author of the exhibition is Kristi Kongi and the opening work is an installation called "Roosa pilv" ("A Pink Cloud").

Gallery: Drama Theater hands out Ants awards

04.01.21 NEWS ... Before the end of the year, head of the Estonian Drama Theatre Rein Oja alongside the artistic director Hendrik Toompere Jr went on a journey to hand out the Ants colleague awards.

Gallery: Snow cover finally reaches Tallinn

03.01.21 NEWS ... Snow cover reached the Estonian capital overnight Saturday to Sunday, bringing small groups of people out, with some sledging going on at the Song Festival Grounds.

Gallery: Tallinn's New Year's fireworks

01.01.21 NEWS ... Tallinn's traditional New Year's fireworks display at Freedom Square was canceled this year but several displays took place across the city instead.

Gallery: Katri Raik elected Narva mayor

30.12.20 NEWS ... As expected, Katri Raik (SDE) has been elected mayor of the eastern Estonian town of Narva.

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