Discount icon on eve of electionsLocal News
- Chechen Salauddin protected the Estonian ambassadorEstonian newsA debt of honor has been pursuing me for years: to write about Salauddin Islamov, whose name is quite unknown in Estonia. Yet this man pays an important role in the history of Estonia’s diplomacy, since he was the sole citizen of Russia, who physically protected Estonia’s Ambassador Marina Kaljurand during the siege of the embassy ten years ago.
- Deputy formin says Russia will answer equivalently to expulsion of diplomats from EstoniaLocal News
- FSB presents evidence to SusiLocal News
- Politicians in search of a better relationshipLocal NewsMembers of the Riigikogu Economic Affairs Committee are scheduled to attend the TransRussia logistics fair in Moscow in mid-April in search of a warmer business relationship, provided Estonian entrepreneurs deem their presence beneficial. Chairman Aivar Kokk (IRL) said that it is the committee's task to liven up the economy, and that the latter needs every positive impulse it can find.
- Luzhkov: Savisaar is a statesmanLocal NewsLong-time mayor of Moscow Yuri Luzhkov claims that his former Tallinn colleague Edgar Savisaar never asked for money for the Center Party during their meetings but admits discussing involving Tallinn's Russian-speaking population in local politics to a greater degree. “So that Tallinn's Russian-speakers would have their own status. /…/ How to involve them in active life,” Luzhkov (80), one of Russia's most influential politicians during his time as mayor in 1992-2010, said.
- Editorial: the lucrative Kremlin infowars fundsOpinion
- Russian history professor: we've lost the taste for truthEstonian news
- Reason behind Russian border provocations: something bad is comingEstonian news
- «Transit business may vanish in four days» Fresh from Moscow, Estonian Railways chief talking to PostimeesEconomy
- Raivo Susi feels like FSB hostageLocal NewsOne version why aviation businessman Raivo Susi in talks with Russian national arms seller Rosoboroneksport was arrested sounds quite banal: FSB is accusing him in espionage just to swap him for some of their agents jailed in Estonia. In his letter to Postimees, Mr Susi says he is incline to believe that himself.
- Raivo Susi offered $100,000 but remains in custodyEstonian news
- Consul meets with Estonian businessman arrested in MoscowEstonian news
- Tallink rescues listed firms resultsEconomy
- Editorial: No end in sight with war in Syria. Relief, if luckyOpinion
- Palts fights for Crimea dream resort Estonian investor in court aganist Russian defence ministryEconomyFormer Mayor of Tallinn and Riigikogu member, Tõnis Palts (62) is among the few foreign investors to not abandon his business in Crimea after it was assumed by Russia. Furthermore: toughing it out, he is battling in court both with city of Sevastopol and Russian defence ministry to protect his lot worth dozens of millions of dollars.
- Centre sees potential benefits in cooperation with party of PutinLocal NewsEarlier, Centre Party has repeatedly promised to vote over continued cooperation with United Russia. At its assembly this Saturday, they did not. The issue was indeed up for discussion, but vice chairman Jaanus Karilaidwho formerly wished the cooperation would cease is now of the opinion that they might try withing the treaty to seek something useful for Estonia.
- Oh to be embraced by Estonia ...Local News
- Putin says is in favor of dialogue between Moscow, TallinnLocal News
- Editorial: don't forget UkraineOpinionIn the wake of Paris terrorist attacks, the voices of those concerned about Ukraine have again spoken up: while having compassion on the victims in Paris, they worried that the scattered public opinion would further drift from events in Ukraine. Indeed, nit just the attacks in Paris but the refugee crisis in Europe and the situation in Syria have taken Ukraine off the Western orbit. Meanwhile, support from the West is almost the only thing Ukraine may hope in right now. But the hearts of politicians are where the public focus is. And the heart has begun to beat to another rhythm.
- Editorial: our symbolic treasureOpinionAs times go by, historic cultural treasures increase in value, both as assets and emotionally. In disputes between the nations, they evolve into a kind of symbolic metric and in the remarks around their ownership the current temperature of relations between the states is seen and felt. Likewise with an art collection taken to Russia from University of Tartu during WW1. While Fine Arts Museum in Voronezh celebrates 200th birthday of Otto Friedrich von Richter's Ancient Egypt Collection, we are still stuck with the centenary since it was taken away.
- Kremlin media effort in Estonia largely futileLocal News
- Russian side believes border treaty with Estonia will be ratified in 1st half of 2016Local NewsThe State Duma committee on international affairs on Wednesday submitted the treaty on the state border between Estonia and Russia for comments and expects the treaty to be ratified in the first half of next year, Tatyana Moskalkova, coordinator of the parliamentary group for liaison with the Estonian parliament and deputy chairman of the State Duma committee on CIS affairs, said.
- New Russian ambassador relieved by release of KohverLocal News
- Yearlong swap settled in top gearLocal News
- Estonian ForMin unaware of Kohver's whereaboutsLocal News
- USA seeks ways to boost Baltic defenceEstonian newsThe swampy Baltic terrain, outdated international agreements, bottlenecks in transit roads and holes in defence capacity make it difficult to move military units here, lists the US defence ministry's journal Stars and Stripes in an article published last Friday, citing reasons for updating the Baltic defence strategy.
- Editorial: economy in Russia – confiscation guaranteedOpinionFor the ordinary Russian, economic reality is sad and the sadness is to deepen soon. As the poverty increases, food coupons are the serious talk of the day, and some go as far as to predict hunger, the authorities react in ways pointing back to communist era and - truth be told - before the latter ever came to power.
- Kohver sent home soon?Estonian newsPicture a severe court judgement complete with a «revealing» film wherein the convicted one presents his «sincere confession», followed, however, by Putin's pardon and a fast ride home from Pskov to Tartu through the Luhamaa border point quite near where a FSB special unit snatched and captured him - almost a year ago.
- Finding graves in Siberia hindered by closed archivesEstonian news
- «Putin is as powerful as Estonia's president!»Opinion