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05/08/2018 10:40Integration Policy & Perceptions in Estonia    ( Foreign Policy Research Institute )
Estonia's multiethnic Russian-speaking population comprises roughly 30% of ... In Estonia, the minority group is allowed, albeit with some restrictions, .... to Russian-majority Narva for one month in 2018, building upon past efforts to ...
05/05/2018 18:40Estonia: EUR 17 mln to be spent on building out eastern border in 2018    (ERR News)
State to spend €17 million on border infrastructure construction in 2018 - ERR News
05/01/2018 02:10Vernon student awarded scholarship, will study Russian in Estonia    ( New Jersey Herald )
VERNON -- Vasilisa Pallis, a sophomore at Vernon Township High School, has been selected as a recipient of the U.S. State Department scholarship, the National Security Language Initiative for Youth. Vasilisa Pallis was selected to study Russian in Narva, Estonia, for six weeks beginning in June, ...
03/30/2018 14:45Estonia bars Russian MP from entering country    ( ERR News )
According to the embassy, Zatulin was scheduled to arrive in Estonia on Thursday, March 29 to meet with Russian compatriots in Tallinn and Narva. "As is known, he was elected to the State Duma in 2016 with the votes of Russian citizens living in Northeastern Estonia, among others," the embassy ...
03/28/2018 17:30German authorities approve gas pipeline from Russia    ( The Local Germany )
Some 85 kilometres of the 1,225-kilometre pipeline from the Narva Bay on Russia's border with Estonia to Lubmin in northeastern Germany will run through German territory. Along with a previously issued approval from the mining authority based in Chancellor Angela Merkel's coastal Stralsund ...
03/28/2018 00:55German authorities approve Russia gas pipeline    ( TRT World )
Some 85 kilometres (53 miles) of the 1,225-kilometre pipeline from the Narva Bay on Russia's border with Estonia to Lubmin in northeastern Germany will run through German territory. Along with a previously issued approval from the mining authority based in Chancellor Angela Merkel's coastal ...
03/24/2018 16:55Fears of Russian aggression increasing in Estonia following Salisbury nerve agent attack    ( ITV News )
Unlike Russia, Estonia is part of the EU and in Nato, but the city of Narva which lies eye-to-eye with Russia, with just a river separating the two, is in many ways resolutely Russian. Many of Narva's 57,000 inhabitants speak Russian, eat Russian foods, and many still vote in Russian elections. One woman ...
03/20/2018 01:05Putin garners 94 percent of votes cast at polling stations in Estonia    ( ERR News )
Of the nearly 83,000 Russian citizens eligible to vote in Estonia, 28,077 participated in the March 18 election. 15,883 voted in Tallinn and Tartu, and the rest in Narva, the Russian embassy said. They also stated that nearly 94 percent of the votes were cast in favor of Putin, while 1.5 percent went to ...
03/20/2018 01:05Russian citizens vote in Tallinn, Narva, Tartu    ( ERR News )
This is no great surprise, as six years ago in the last election some 85 percent of Russian voters in Estonia went for Putin as well. Putin's average in the Russian Federation at the time was 63 percent. Russian ambassador to Estonia, Aleksandr Petrov, told ERR that voting activity was high, and confirmed ...
03/02/2018 11:20Estonia's centenary rattles the world… and Singapore too    ( Baltic Times )
The year 2018 marks the centenary of the establishment of the Republic of Estonia with centennial events taking place all over the country. The year's national and research awards ceremony took place in Haapsalu, state decorations were presented in Narva, a solemn Mass was held in Paide, the flag ...
02/26/2018 09:10Estonia reaches out to its very own Russians at long last    ( Brinkwire (press release) )
In that context President Kaljulaid's visit, on the eve of Estonia's 100th birthday on Saturday, marks a “huge symbolic milestone,” says Kristi Raik, director of the Estonian Foreign Policy Institute at the International Center for Defense and Security in Tallinn. “It shows that Estonia truly treats Narva as part of ...
02/11/2018 18:55Estonia, Russia Swap Convicted Spies After Presidential Pardons    ( RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty )
In May 2017, the Estonia Foreign Ministry announced it had expelled two Russian diplomats, without elaborating. The Baltic News Service named the two diplomats as Dmitry Kazyonnov, Russia's consul-general in the city of Narva on the Estonian-Russian border, and consul Andrei Surgayev.
02/09/2018 19:20Russia only military threat to Estonia, but the threat is low – report    ( Estonian World (press release) (blog) )
The only existential threat to the sovereignty of Estonia and the Baltic Sea states emanates from Russia; however, the threat of a direct Russian military attack on NATO member states in 2018 is low, the Estonian ... Cover: Narva river separates Estonia and Russia (the image is illustrative/Shutterstock).
02/05/2018 18:50Estonian president to decorate 166 persons ahead of Independence Day    ( Baltic Times )
All these people have helped ensure that Estonia is friendlier, more secure and more successful. They all have given more than their everyday work demands and have made Estonia better," the president said. The head of state will hand over the decorations on February 21 at the Narva College of the ...
02/05/2018 18:50President of Estonia to bestow state decorations on 166 individuals    ( ERR News )
State decorations are an acknowledgement of the people of Estonia and the country's supporters abroad for their dedication in their activity as well ... state decorations at a ceremony titled "Estonia Thanks" to take place at the University of Tartu Narva College in Northeastern Estonia on Wednesday, Feb.
02/03/2018 02:55Putin names air force regiment 'Tallinn' in snub to NATO    ( New Europe )
The Soviet Air Force bombarded retreating German forces across Estonia in 1944. In March of the same year, Soviet pilots razed the city of Narva, similar to the bombing of the Chechen capital Grozny in 1995 and 2001. The Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania were occupied by the Soviet Union ...
01/31/2018 11:10Russia names a fighter regiment after the Estonian capital    ( Estonian World (press release) (blog) )
The move is certainly provocative towards Estonia, considering the Soviet air force in March 1944 bombed several cities in Estonia, including Tallinn, and almost completely destroyed the town of Narva in the northeast of the country. By naming one of the regiments after Tallinn, the presidential order ...
01/06/2018 18:50President Kaljulaid to move to Narva for a month this fall    ( Estonian World (press release) (blog) )
The Estonian president, Kersti Kaljulaid, is to move her office to the border town of Narva in the fall of 2018. For that month, the president's office will be located at the new Open Stage theatre complex. Kaljulaid announced the plan in a year-end interview with the Russia-speaking Estonian TV channel, ...
01/06/2018 02:50Output of Enefit Green wind farms grew by 16% in 2017    ( The Baltic Course )
Wind farms of Enefit Green, the renewable energy arm of the Estonian state owned energy group Eesti Energia, produced 215 gigawatt-hours of electricity in ... The largest production units of the company are the Iru, Paide and Valka power plants and winds farms in Aulepa, Narva, Paldiski and Virtsu.
01/04/2018 02:55Estonia's centennial week to include events across country    ( ERR News )
State decorations, meanwhile, will be presented to this year's recipients thereof at a ceremony titled "Estonia Thanks" to take place at the University of Tartu Narva College in Northeastern Estonia. The official Independence Day church service will take place in Paide, Central Estonia, while the Estonian ...

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