Imeline video: geiakrobaatide värviline armastustants (2)
Matthew Richardson ja Francis Perreault on akrobaadid, aga nad on ka armastajad. «Miks tekitab armastus kahe mehe või kahe naise vahel nii paljudes inimestes ebamugavustunnet, ajab nad vihaseks või isegi kannustab vägivallale?» küsib Matthew, kes tahtis tantsu ja liigutuste abil väljendada oma armastust – kuid oli pidevalt heitunud, sest tundis, et üks või teine liigutus oleks videos liiga intiimne, «liiga gei».
26.07.2016, Dagmar LampPM
Editorial: ethnic segregation. A worry for some while aimed at by othes
As shown by a scientific article published in Demographic Research, ethnic segregation by physical space is deepening in Estonia. Something to be vigilant about to avoid future difficulties.
Tallinn to increasingly speak Russian (1)
In 2000–2011, largest numbers of Estonians in Tallinn moved to Pelgulinn, Kalamaja and Pääsküla. Regarding Russians, they were most inclined to go live in Laagna, Mustakivi and Väike-Õismäe city districts. Among the suburbs, Estonians overwhelmingly looked towards Viimsi while Russians resettled in Maardu. Among those who left Tallinn, Estonians spread all over Estonia and Russians firstly chose East-Viru County, industrial towns and Tartu.
11.07.2016, Riin AljasPM
Two chair bill will produce retarded policy
Tomorrow is second Riigikogu reading for draft act allowing parliament members to also sit on local councils. Former Chancellor of Justice Allar Jõks fought it back then and is fighting it now, claiming the descent of Riigikogu people upon councils is a sign of shortage of party cadres and will hinder development.
09.05.2016, Tuuli KochPM
Editorial: clamant community confronts closed council
Karula. A picturesque place near Valga. A rare parish in Estonia where population just keeps growing.
06.05.2016, Urho MeisterPM
Parents cross swords with local leaders
In Karula Parish, South-East Estonia, a whopping near-doubling of basic school pupils has occurred during these past five years. To keep the miracle going, active parents stand in unyielding confrontation with local council and government.
06.05.2016, Nils NiitraPM
Editorial: the increasingly bitter private schools debate
Approved in the government and sent to the parliament, the Private Schools Act amendment bill has become contentious, at times erupting into a war of words between interest groups and politicians.
«Hopefully, we'll become properly Nordic»
35 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.
21.08.2015, Anneli AmmasPM
Afghanistan organizes analogue for Estonian 'Let's Do It!' civil initiative
A campaign titled "Let's Do It!", an analogue for an Estonian civil initiative bearing the same name (in Estonian «Teeme ara!»), took place in Afghanistan on Aug. 8 and 9 with 9,200 people participating, including in Kabul where three suicide bombings took place a day earlier.
Garri Raagmaa: on sweetness of small town life
Citing study, University of Tartu regional planning docent Garri Raagmaa says city folks may be richer but small town life is happier.
20.07.2015, Garri RaagmaaPM
Editorial: the boat people – a shared EU burden
Stuffed into boats, refugees are drowning in the Mediterranean. Last year alone, 278,000 illegal EU border crossings were registered in the region. On their way to Europe, about 3,000 lost their lives. This year, the numbers are on the increase and, already, close to 2,500 have perished. Formerly regarded as a burden for the countries of destination, the crowds coming have swelled so large as to trigger the issue of EU responsibility.
Editorial: Saue Parish, Mostly Harmless*
As the reader remembers, «The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy» by Douglas Adams begins by two examples of public vs private interests collision.
Exhibition angers Jewish community
An exhibition recently opened in Tartu Art Museum to commemorate 70 years since deliberation of concentration camps and end of WW2 has caused outrage among Estonian Jewish society thinking some exhibits mock the memory of holocaust.
11.02.2015, Helen MihelsonPM
Editorial: Estonia searching for archbishop
Thus sayeth Estonian Constitution: «Everyone has freedom of conscience, religion and thought. Everyone may freely belong to churches and religious societies. There is no state church. Everyone has the freedom to exercise his or her religion, both alone and in community with others, in public or in private, unless this is detrimental to public order, health or morals.»
President Ilves at the United Nations World Conference on Indigenous Peoples
Ladies and Gentlemen, It is an honour to address this high-level meeting dedicated to the rights of indigenous peoples.
The United States and Estonia - NATO Allies and Global Partners
President Obama met with Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves and Estonian Prime Minister Tavi Roivas in Tallinn, Estonia on September 3. The visit reinforced the close ties between the United States and Estonia, which are rooted in our shared values, ideals, and interests.
04.09.2014, The White House, Office of the Press SecretaryPM
86,000 plus hands sweep Estonia clean
This time around, the pan-Estonian bee Let’s Do It (Teeme Ära!) proved more popular than yesteryear – the past Saturday saw 43,137 people show up.
Kuus hooaega ja film!
Märkamatult on telekanali Sony Turbo kavasse ilmunud rida, mis igal argipäeval lubab kaht osa sarjast nimega «Rahvaülikool». Mitte just väga meelitava nime taga peitub sari originaalpealkirjaga «Community» ning see nimi paneb juba nii mõnegi silma särama.
15.02.2014, Kaarel Arb