22.07.21 SPORTS ... Equestrian Dina Ellermann is the first Estonian to participate in the horseback riding events of an Olympic Games and went through a training session on the main event area in Tokyo with her horse Donna Anna on Thursday.
20.07.21 NEWS ... Estonia's Olympic quadruple sculls rowing team has arrived in Japan and started training in Tokyo.
19.07.21 NEWS ... Sailing ships visited Tallinn over the weekend as part of the Sail Tallinn event.
19.07.21 GALLERIES ... Bear watching hides in Estonia's eastern counties are becoming more and more popular. If interested bear enthusiasts keep their eyes open, they might also see other animals on the territory.
18.07.21 CULTURE ... The Pärnu Film Festival's Grand Prize went this year to Dutch director Guido Hendrikx, for his work entitled 'A Man and a Camera'.
16.07.21 GALLERIES ... A one-off musical production staged in Tallinn was promoted with no less than two aquatic-themed publicity stunts ahead of its performance Thursday.
15.07.21 NEWS ... After initial reports that no major findings had arisen from a new investigation into the 1994 sinking of the MS Estonia ferry, diving work has revealed that the vessel's vehicle ramp now lies in a fully-open position, whereas it had previously been reported to have been in a closed position.
12.07.21 NEWS ... Minister of Culture Anneli Ott (Center) visited Cannes Film Festival over the weekend and attended the premiere of "Kupee nr 6" (Compartment No. 6), the first film written by Estonians to feature in the festival's main program.
12.07.21 NEWS ... Tallinn Open House weekend took place for the third time this weekend giving people a glimpse into buildings that are usually off-limits to the public.
10.07.21 NEWS ... Tallinn's annual Medieval Days kicked off Thursday and continues through the weekend.
07.07.21 CULTURE ... An exhibition called "Tallinna vanakooli grafiti" ("Oldschool Tallinn Graffiti") was opened at the Telliskivi Creative City, highlighting 250 photographs of street art from Tallinn in 1995-2004.
05.07.21 CULTURE ... On Monday, two art exhibitions were opened near or in two major Tallinn public transportation centers - the Balti Jaam train station and Tallinn Bus Station.
05.07.21 NEWS ... Well known Estonian music artists performed at SUME Festival in Tallinn's Noblessner on Friday and Saturday.
05.07.21 NEWS ... The 11th Small Islands Song Festival was held on Abruka island on Saturday and several choirs, a wind orchestra and a dance group took part.
05.07.21 NEWS ... Gymnastics festival "Kingitus" took place over the weekend with nearly 2,500 gymnasts from across Estonia taking part.
30.06.21 NEWS ... Potato growers made an effort to take early potatoes to store shelves before the Midsummer holiday period (June 22-24). Demand has now grown to the point where early potatoes are harvested with combine harvesters.
23.06.21 NEWS ... The Red Arrows, Britain's Royal Air Force (RAF) elite display team found weather on its side Wednesday afternoon and gave a planned spectacle in the skies over Tallinn Bay, marking Victory Day (Võidupüha) in Estonia.
23.06.21 NEWS ... While it struck Hiiumaa and the west of Estonia earlier in the morning, ERR photographer Siim Lõvi can't be in all places at all times, but was at least able to snap images of the storm system as it hit the capital at lunchtime. The storm has caused damage to trees, while power outages have already been reported, affecting 10,000 people in Harju County alone.
23.06.21 NEWS ... Close to eight hundred people took part in this year's Victory Day (Võidupüha) parade in the central Estonian town of Paide, ERR reports. President Kersti Kaljulaid gave her traditional speech, which focused on the country's defense forces in their entirety, while chief of the volunteer Defense League (Kaitseliit), Brigadier General Riho Ühtegi, also gave a speech, as did Prime Minister Kaja Kallas (Reform).
23.06.21 NEWS ... The nation blue-black-white flag was raised bright and early at 7 a.m. Wednesday, Victory Day (Võidupüha), in the central Estonian town of Paide, which is playing host to this year's events.
18.06.21 SPORTS ... The Estonian olympic team's official sportswear was unveiled Thursday, ahead of this summer's games in Tokyo.
15.06.21 NEWS ... Tallinn students have been putting the finishing touches to a self-driving open-wheel race car, due to compete against other universities soon, ETV news show 'Aktuaalne kaamera' (AK) reported Monday night.
15.06.21 NEWS ... A fire in the South Estonian town of Viljandi caused extensive damage to two buildings Monday evening. Noone was injured in the blaze, on Carl Robert Jakobson street, one of the main thoroughfares, east of the city center.
15.06.21 GALLERIES ... Events commemorating the 80th anniversary of the June 14 1941 Soviet deportation of Estonians took place nationwide Monday.
11.06.21 CULTURE ... On Thursday, the Estonian Museum of Architecture in Tallinn opened an exhibition in the Rotermann salt storage building called "The Houses That We Need" to celebrate the museum's 30th anniversary.
11.06.21 SPORTS ... The Estonian men's national team on Thursday put an end to an 83-year drought, winning the Baltic Cup for the first time since 1938. The national team defeated its Latvian counterpart 2:1 in the deciding match.
09.06.21 GALLERIES ... This week, the 12th installment of the Stencibility street art festival will take place in Tartu, during which several new street art works will be added to the urban space. ERR's Kultuur portal has created an overview of the most exciting works from past festivals.
09.06.21 GALLERIES ... Some of the very last Estonian Defense Forces (EDF) personnel to serve in Afghanistan arrived back home in Estonia late on Tuesday.
07.06.21 CULTURE ... An exhibition called "101" was opened at Soolu village in Lääne County on Friday. An old kolkhoz barn wall was decorated with a 29 m long and 3 m high mural that shows 101 pictures of cows captured by regional daily Lääne Elu journalist Urmas Lauri.
03.06.21 GALLERIES ... Russian military representatives were in Estonia Wednesday, inspecting Estonian Defense Forces (EDF) facilities, under the terms of an Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) agreement dating back to 2011.
02.06.21 GALLERIES ... The Estonian blue-black-white was lowered at a ceremony in the Afghan capital Kabul Wednesday, marking the departure of Estonian Defense Forces (EDF) personnel who have contributed to NATO missions there, and the end of a chapter which began back in 2003.
31.05.21 NEWS ... A memorial plaque was opened to the famous Estonia writer Eduard Vilde in Narva to commemorate the place where he wrote his novel "Raudsed käed" (Iron Hands).
28.05.21 GALLERIES ... This year's large-scale, three-week military Exercise Spring Storm, while not as reduced in size as 2020's, has still necessarily seen only minimal numbers of reservists (as against conscripts, regular soldiers and NATO allied personnel) take part, due to coronavirus considerations.
26.05.21 GALLERIES ... Ida-Viru County has been hit with heavy rain recently, which has increased the level of water sprouting out of the Ratva underground waterwork springs to record heights.
26.05.21 NEWS ... A hundred musicians, music teachers and students and members of the church held a support rally for the Defense Forces and Police and Border Guard orchestras and chaplains on Tuesday.
26.05.21 NEWS ... On Tuesday, Admiral Bellingshausen and her crew set off on its trip from the port at Sillamäe to the Arctic.
25.05.21 CULTURE ... A new exhibition at the Seaplane Harbor (Lennusadam) reflects on the history of the sailing regatta Tall Ships Races and its connections to Estonia. Tallinn is set to serve as one of the hosting ports of the international regatta in July.
24.05.21 GALLERIES ... The Kirna Manor park in Järva County is becoming something of a mini-Keukenhof, with more than 50 different tulip varieties to be enjoyed. At a time when travelling is restricted, the tulip garden has piqued the interest of thousands of visitors.
19.05.21 NEWS ... This week, roadblocks designed by architect Villem Tomiste, in which smaller trees and shrubs can be planted, have been placed on the streets of Harju and Kullassepa in Tallinn's Old Town. For now, palms have been planted in the roadblocks.
17.05.21 GALLERIES ... The swearing-in ceremony of Tõnu Viik, the new rector of Tallinn University, took place at 12 p.m. on Monday.
17.05.21 GALLERIES ... Tallinn Zoo's polar bears Friida and Rasputin are still together after they were allowed together in mid-April. ERR's photographer Siim Lõvi took a walk around Tallinn Zoo and snapped photos of the bears and other animals.
15.05.21 NEWS ... A US-led large-scale military exercise in Estonia ended Friday after close to two weeks' maneuvers which included a para jump involving hundreds of American and British airborne troops and the live-firing of several multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS). The exercise also dovetails into Estonian forces' annual Exercise Spring Storm, which starts Monday.
13.05.21 GALLERIES ... Construction work at the ruins of a Baltic Crusades-era castle in Ida-Viru County have revealed a cellar complex which had previously been unknown.
12.05.21 GALLERIES ... ERR channel ETV2 is showing a series of humorous shorts which aim to explore the conflicting relationship with modern humans and their environment, ERR's Menu portal reports.
10.05.21 CULTURE ... On Monday, an exhibition of the best press photos of the year was opened at Viru Keskus in Tallinn. The exhibition will be available until May 23.
08.05.21 GALLERIES ... United States Airborne personnel took part in a large-scale, night-time jump over central Estonia. President Kersti Kaljulaid also paid a visit to the exercise, based out of Nurmsi airfield, in Järva County. Two of the most iconic airborne units in the world made the jump: The United States' 82 Airborne Division, and the British Army's Parachute Regiment.
03.05.21 GALLERIES ... Restrictions on education were eased from Monday, leading to the parking lot of Ülemiste Center to be crowded with shoppers' cars.
03.05.21 NEWS ... Ten new "self-cleaning" ambulances costing €1.3 million have arrived in Estonia and will be used around the country.
02.05.21 GALLERIES ... Estonian ketch the Admiral Bellingshausen and her crew are starting preparations off the coast of Saaremaa, ahead of a planned voyage to the Arctic, starting later this month. The Bellingshausen had already visited Antarctica, arriving in early 2020, though a planned pole-to-pole voyage following that was stymied by the arrival of the coronavirus pandemic in March last year.
01.05.21 NEWS ... Italian Air Force (Aeronautica Militare) jets have arrived at Ämari Air Base, west of Tallinn, ahead of the official handover of the NATO Baltic Air Policing duties from the outgoing German Air Force (Luftwaffe) contingent.
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