Hundreds of memorial stones not protectedLocal News
- Center Party to pay ex-leader salary without withholding money paid to TallinnLocal News
- Mergers producing new namesLocal News
- Estonian Maritime Museum brings world-famous Vikings exhibition to Seaplane HarborCultureThe Estonian Maritime Museum will on Saturday open at its flagship venue the Seaplane Harbor a Vikings-themed exhibition of the Swedish History Museum titled «Vikings: Life Beyond the Legend», which brings to visitors a rich display of the Vikings' treasures and artefacts and sheds light on their culture and day-to-day life which until now have been overshadowed by legend.
- Editorial: 75 years since the initial deportationsOpinion
- Russian history professor: we've lost the taste for truthEstonian news
- Editorial: compensation for Soviet damages again tabledOpinionTalking about damages caused for the occupation, thought go towards human lives being destroyed even as we write this, in Ukraine, due to activities by Kremlin. To mainly Russian-speaking people, vast material damage has been caused and the environment devastated. Regrettably, the powers that be at Kremlin have failed to learn the lessons of history that slaughter of people and destruction of assets comes with a price - potentially to be paid by them and their nation.
- Voronezh, Russia basks in Richter collection gloryCulture
- Medical scientist proves hypothesis set by Lennart Meri Location of mythical Thule convincingly linked with Saaremaa, EstoniaCulture
- Editorial: remembering the victims of communism and NazismOpinionWhile seemingly so during the brighter moments in human history, we are not on a path towards ever increasing civilization, away from atrocities, crimes and trampling on people's rights. Alas, the year at hand is no guarantee of avoiding the ugliness we eagerly label as «not for 21st century» even when happening before our very eyes.
- «Hopefully, we'll become properly Nordic»Opinion35 years back, it felt quite a feat for Andres Tarand to join in signing the Letter of 40 - as it afterwards became to be known. As it soon turned out, however, the prosecutor's office had nothing much to take hold of. Even now, Mr Tarand advises for people to be bold, while admitting a change will take a generation or two.
- Medieval cog parked beneath building in TallinnLocal News
- Editorial: the pain and pleasure of predictingOpinionThroughout the ages, predicting the future by the past and present has been a riveting pastime. Oh the oracles, the crystal balls, the soothsayers and the like. For the fans of stuff more sophisticated, try delving into the «Foundation» series by Isaac Asimov where genius-mathematician Hari Seldon invents a discipline for precision knowledge of the future – psychohistory. By the which he predicts the collapse of the Galactic Empire.
- Editorial: a war for independence of all peoples in EstoniaLocal News
- Visit draws much attentionLocal News
- Editorial: Estonia – example of staying freeOpinionDefending Tallinn, Riga and Vilnius is just as important as defending Berlin, Paris and London – a highlight from the US President Barack Obama’s speech in Tallinn, yesterday. Naturally, we need this assurance of unshakeable dedication. We need it declared to ourselves, to some lazy-like allies, and most of all to the potential aggressor.
- The United States and Estonia - NATO Allies and Global PartnersLocal News
- Mart Laar: we really ought to have resisted Russia, back in 1939...OpinionThe aim of history might rather be to understand, not to condemn. As to decisions taken in 1939, the again-independent Estonia has – by her behaviour and practice – awarded an assessment. Even so, in order to understand history, we still need the answers to a whole host of questions regarding the options in these days of long ago, writes Mart Laar, historian and former Prime Minister of Estonia (IRL).
- National Archives searching for forgotten soulsLocal News
- Burial place of Päts in Russia gets memorial stoneLocal News
- What a joy to find... anything!Local News
- Editorial: opinion of Western public pivoting against PutinOpinionThe consequences of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 tragedy are largely up to public opinion in the West. In other words: how the event reaches the man in the street, the one – on a democracy – taking the once-in-a-while walk to the ballot box at election time. Over these past few days, we are detecting changes here, as reflected by editorials of newspapers, news, and social media.
- Editorial: Sudetenland, take twoOpinionTwo quarters of a century ago, an irreversible step was taken towards World War II, as a little piece of Czechoslovakia was offered to an aggressive Nazi Germany – the Sudetenland. Even though after Wold War I the region had remained a part of the newcomer-state Czechoslovakia, mostly German-speaking people dwelt there. For Hitler, that was enough; and, under the pretext of «defending the interests of the Germans», he claimed the parcel of land. In Paris and London, politicians were in power who, with concessions in everything and everywhere, were trying to avoid the fast-approaching war with Germany – not realising that these were the very steps that pushed Europe into a huge war.
- Ants Laaneots: Two Histories of World War IIOpinion
- Editorial: history and the truthOpinion