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Gallery: Historic equestrian training session in Tokyo

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.

Gallery: Estonia's Olympic quadruple sculls team starts training in Tokyo

20.07.21 NEWS ... Estonia's Olympic quadruple sculls rowing team has arrived in Japan and started training in Tokyo.

Gallery: Sail Tallinn brought ships to Lennusadam and Noblessner

19.07.21 NEWS ... Sailing ships visited Tallinn over the weekend as part of the Sail Tallinn event.

Gallery: Bear watching in Ida-Viru County

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.

Gallery: Pärnu Film Festival Grand Prize goes to Dutch filmmaker

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'.

Galleries: One-off musical production brings huge 'diver' to Tallinn

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.

Gallery: MS Estonia wreck dive reveals vehicle deck ramp fully open

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.

Gallery: Estonia's culture minister attends Cannes Film Festival

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.

Gallery: Tallinn Open House weekend 2021

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.

Gallery: Tallinn Medieval Days opens with procession through old town

10.07.21 NEWS ... Tallinn's annual Medieval Days kicked off Thursday and continues through the weekend.

Gallery: Exhibition of Tallinn street art in 1995-2004

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.

Galleries: Two exhibitions opened in Tallinn public transport stations

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.

Gallery: Well known Estonian artists perform at SUME Festival

05.07.21 NEWS ... Well known Estonian music artists performed at SUME Festival in Tallinn's Noblessner on Friday and Saturday.

Gallery: 11th Small Islands Song Festival held on Abuka

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.

Gallery: Gymnastics festival brings together nearly 2,500 amateur gymnasts

05.07.21 NEWS ... Gymnastics festival "Kingitus" took place over the weekend with nearly 2,500 gymnasts from across Estonia taking part.

Gallery: Harvest of early potatoes in Viljandi

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.

Gallery: Britain's Red Arrows wow Tallinn with Victory Day display

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.

Gallery: Storm and downpour reaches Tallinn

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.

Gallery: Nearly 800 take part in Paide Victory Day parade

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).

Gallery: Flag raised in Paide Victory Day morning

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.

Gallery: Estonian olympic team official kit unveiled

18.06.21 SPORTS ... The Estonian olympic team's official sportswear was unveiled Thursday, ahead of this summer's games in Tokyo.

AK: Tallinn students unveil new, driverless race-car

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.

Viljandi fire causes extensive damage to two buildings

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.

Galleries: June 1941 deportations 80th anniversary marked nationwide

15.06.21 GALLERIES ... Events commemorating the 80th anniversary of the June 14 1941 Soviet deportation of Estonians took place nationwide Monday.

Gallery: Architecture museum celebrates 30th anniversary with exhibition

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.

Estonia lifts Baltic Cup trophy after 83-year wait

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.

Gallery: Scenes from street art festival Stencibility over the years

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.

Gallery: EDF final Afghanistan contingent arrives home in Estonia

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.

Gallery: 101 pictures of cows displayed on Lääne County village wall

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.

Gallery: Russian military delegation gets overview of EDF exercise

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.

Gallery: Kabul ceremony marks end of Estonia's 18-year Afghanistan presence

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.

Gallery: Memorial plaque to author Eduard Vilde unveiled in Narva

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).

Gallery: Spring Storm ongoing despite reservist participation restrictions

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.

Gallery: Waters at two Ratva 'witches' wells' at record heights

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.

Gallery: Protest held to support defense force, PPA orchestras

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.

Gallery: Admiral Bellingshausen sets off on Arctic trip

26.05.21 NEWS ... On Tuesday, Admiral Bellingshausen and her crew set off on its trip from the port at Sillamäe to the Arctic.

Gallery: Tall Ships Races exhibition opened at Seaplane Harbor

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.

Gallery: Tulip garden at Kirna Manor

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.

Gallery: Palms and urban lilies decorate Old Town's new roadblocks

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.

Gallery: Tõnu Viik takes oath of office as Tallinn University rector

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.

Gallery: A warm weekend at Tallinn Zoo

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.

Gallery: Large-scale US-led military exercise in Estonia draws to a close

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.

Gallery: Work on summer party area sheds light on crusades-era castle

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.

Gallery: ETV2 environment month shorts look at challenges of modern living

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.

Gallery: Press photo exhibition opened at Viru Keskus

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.

Gallery: Exercise Swift Response brings mass para drop over Järva County

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.

Gallery: First day of eased restrictions draws crowds to Ülemiste Center

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.

Gallery: 10 'self-cleaning' ambulances arrive in Estonia

03.05.21 NEWS ... Ten new "self-cleaning" ambulances costing €1.3 million have arrived in Estonia and will be used around the country.

Gallery: Admiral Bellingshausen prepares for Arctic trip

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.

Gallery: Italian Air Force F-35 Lightning IIs arrive at Ämari

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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