Estonians the third tallest on planet
According to the thoroughest tallness study thus far, world leaders in average height are Dutch men and Lithuanian ladies. In both categories, Estonians come third.
26.07.2016, Arko Olesk in ManchesterPM
Father says son injured in Nice is doing better
Severely injured in the truck attack in the French city of Nice, Hans Joosep is still in intensive care unit at the local hospital.
Number of Estonians hurt in Nice attack rises to three
The Estonian Foreign Ministry has been notified about another Estonian national who was hurt in the terrorist attack in the French resort Nice, raising the number of Estonian injured to three.
Estonian in Nice: before fireworks, a cashier said they fear a terror attack
Vacationing in Nice with family, entrepreneur Peter Priisalm wrote in social media that just before the fireworks a cashier in a local store told then that a terrorist attack was feared on the beach. Thankfully, Mr Priisalm left the location early as the kids were tired.
15.07.2016, Liis VelskerPM
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
«I stay away from the Al-Qaeda and Taliban bunch and mind my own business»
It's quite a feat for the ship guards to talk to loved ones. Cannot call over the phone, no Internet... The usual is for acquaintances to take letters into the prison, and then take the answers out. My interview with Lauri Ader went via his mother emailing back and forth with people in India.
03.06.2016, Toomas RandloPM
Russian history professor: we've lost the taste for truth
Mythologising history, loss of objective view, hindering learing lessons from history, is a problem with all of former Soviet bloc nations says Russian historian Andrei Zubov (64), known for his stand against Kremlin propaganda.
01.06.2016, Jaanus PiirsaluPM
Culture ministry: compatriots in Crimea are supported within our means
Culture ministry vice chancellor Anne-Ly Reimaa responsible for cultural diversity says Estonian state understands the situation of Estonians in Crimea.
03.05.2016, Anneli AmmasPM
Who will care for Crimean Estonians?
There are a couple of thousand people in Crimea who see themselves as Estonians or their descendants. Though a minority of them speak Estonian, quite a few stand for the local Estonian culture.
03.05.2016, Jaanus PiirsaluPM
At present, words of the cultured carry no such weight as at end of 1980ies, observes folklorist and former first lady Ingrid Rüütel (EKRE) while admitting Estonia could never solve the problems of the nations of the world. Even so, Estonia might play a part in international cooperation provided we feature wise, experienced and balanced politicians.
26.04.2016, Anneli AmmasPM
In Meremäe, Setos set up Morning of Miracles
The cock was still crowing when Meremäe, a whopping-for-Estonia 300 kilometers from Tallinn, burst into a folksy spectacle. That being a colorful mix of native singing, police summonsed by council chairman, no confidence declared towards parish elder to be promptly repealed as the guy was voted back into office.
30.03.2016, Nils NiitraPM
Refugees better favoured by Estonians than by others in the land
Of inhabitants in Estonia, most do not desire refugees as neighbours. At that, non-Estonians are more reticent towards refugees than Estonians, shows a Saar Poll study.
08.03.2016, Andres EinmannPM
Finnish court metes out long prison sentences to gang of Estonian drug criminals
A court in Espoo, southern Finland on Tuesday sent five Estonians to prison for a long time for severe drug-related crimes and other offenses, and one Estonian was jailed for helping them.
Editorial: Estonians choose freedom
Yesterday, Republic of Estonia celebrated its 98th anniversary. Quite an age, while we will have to admit that though old in a sense we're still rather young as of the 98 years we have managed to be free for less than a half. As penned by a Russian philosopher Nikolai Berdyaev: slavery is easy and freedom is hard, and for that very reason nations often opt for the former. Even so, in the 20th century Estonians did twice clearly declare that they desire to be free and it is vital in the future to stay true to that choice.
25.02.2016, Urho MeisterPM
Eager to travel, Estonians in increasing need of consular help
In 2015, an average of four Estonians a day needed consular assistance someplace in the world. For the most part, it was loss or theft of travel documents. The year registered 1,656 such procedures, including 263 mediated by honorary consuls.
05.02.2016, Kerli KivistuPM
Having abandoned ship guards, employer still in business
Advanfort, employer of the ships guards jailed in India, is still in business and, surprisingly, even contacted Estonian foreign ministry last week promising to help the Seaman Guard Ohio crew now behind bars.
22.01.2016, Toomas RandloPM
Editorial: Estonians the conflict solvers
UN peacekeepers were taken to Southern Lebanon in 1978 to help the central government gain control over the region. Initially the security council gave its mandate for half a year. Till today, the mission keeps going in the restless region.
Oh to be embraced by Estonia ...
Six years ago a single mother from Moscow left Russia for good, in hopes to live happily in Estonia with her son. The young man is hardworking and talented, and a local through and through. And yet, despite all of their efforts, neither is officially Estonian yet.
18.01.2016, Priit PulleritsPM
Editorial: a world with two million Estonians
Understandably, we are upset when grand strategic goals are not worded. On the other hand, it is almost always easy to ridicule the lofty ambitions while the ranks of the scorners often include the very ones who formerly bemoaned the absence of big ideas.
Political review: Patria 2.0
At party vision conference this past Saturday, Pro Patria and Res Publica Union (IRL) chairman Margus Tsahkna held a speech on how Estonia and IRL are supposed to move forward.
18.01.2016, Joosep VärkPM
Editorial: let's live with no fear
Often, a year has been likened to a book of 365 pages and to be filled by us ourselves. Today, we are at final page of one, to start 2016 off as blank sheets.
Estonians think the world has become more unstable - poll
Estonians perceive the world around them as less stable and many fear flare-up of new armed conflicts, it appears from a recent public opinion poll on national security.
Emotions the string pulling Estonians back home again
Estonians dwelling abroad think Compatriots Programme benefits to be vital when teaching their kids the native tongue and culture – the cord to Estonia that serves to bring people back in later years as shown by impact assessment.
18.12.2015, Liis VelskerPM
Indian police detains three as related to stoning of Estonians
Estonian foreign ministry says Indian police has held three individuals regarding an incident of Estonian citizens attacked with stones. The ministry has been in contact with people closest to those attacked.
03.12.2015, Andres EinmannPM
Valga buys booze from Valka
While Estonia debates toughening up its alcohol policy, Alko1000 - a chain owned by an Estonian - opened doors just across the border in Valka, Latvia. As early, as 8 am, the bottles are available at lot cheaper than in homeland.
30.11.2015, Taavi NiitteePM
God'swill Ayobamidele Nkwusi: my life in Estonia
«Go back home nigga!» «We don’t want you here. I hate you, you nigga! Don’t steal our jobs!» These are chants that already suggest one word - racism. This word provokes feelings of anger, hatred and even attacks on self-esteem. My first three years out of the four, that I've spent here in Tallinn, were not totally joyous; however, I had an experience void of an attack on my personality in relation to colour or race, writes God'swill Ayobamidele Nkwusi, who studies in Estonia.
27.11.2015, God'swill Ayobamidele NkwusiPM
Study shows three-child families wealthier than those with two
ASBL Estonian Birthrate Studies financed by a media-shy Estonian entrepreneur has while interviewing mothers arrived at a surprising conclusion: families with three children are better off than two-kid ones.
20.11.2015, Nils NiitraPM
Editorial: drunkenness decisively demolished?
Long is the history of fighting alcohol. Even on pages of Postimees. Writes founder Johann Voldemar Jannsen, in Perno Postimees editorial over 150 years ago: «Estonians should have fewer drunkards among us. I know nothing that has thus damaged the nation, and harmed the well-being of their minds and pocket books as vodka. What a shame if Russians would beat us in their contempt for it!»
Decade sees 68,500 return to Estonia from jobs abroad
While those headed to work abroad outnumber such as return, the numbers of the latter are considerable, writes Statistical Office chief analyst Siim Krusell in the office's blog.
30.09.2015, Aivar ÕepaPM
Estonian guys tower among the tall in Europe
Untriumphant at European championships in basketball, Team Estonia was sadly short in eyes of media and coaches. In 2010, the basketball union went as far as to proclaim a find-the-tall campaign. So are male Estonians shorties?
22.09.2015, Nils NiitraPM
Editorial: leave city, be happy
As observed in a deep-delving story on small town niceties in Postimees today, people tend to be happier there... provided they have what it takes to be happy like family, friends, work and income.
Working in Finland: homecoming considered with wage rise or when retired
An ethnology Master's student at University of Tartu, Keiu Telve studied perceptions of Estonian men working in Finland regarding the commuting, and its impact on their financial behaviour and relations at home.
15.07.2015, Kristi KarroPM
Editorial: mountains know no mercy
Three Estonians lost and one severely injured, in Peru. A most tragic incident in the history of Estonian mountaineering. The last time Estonia had three alpinists perish was in Pamir Mountains, back in 1974.
Stopping on snow bridge possibly proved fatal
Yesterday morning, Peruvian rescue operations head Alfredo Quintana Figueroa (pictured) provided explanations on the incident.
10.06.2015, Marian MänniPM
Ignorant Estonians leave Australia without thousands of dollars
Thousands of euros due to Estonians get left languishing in Australia – the people unaware that once visa expires, pension funds accumulated there may be withdrawn.
05.06.2015, Stinne LooPM
Earthquake claims life of one Estonian
By last night the death of one Estonian was confirmed in the Nepali earthquake. Whereabouts of four Estonian citizens in Nepal were not known. At the moment, foreign ministry is aware of 30 Estonian citizens currently in Nepal. Regarding 25 of them the ministry has been confirmed that their lives have been spared.
Editorial: counting the blessings of dwelling in Estonia
This is the day to think about what makes one happy. As you read this, the planet is celebrating International Day of Happiness.
Editorial: injuries claiming Estonian lives
In 2013, we had 147,790 injured people treated by doctors in Estonia. Due to various injuries, 958 perished. A glance at European statistics shows the picture as among the saddest on the continent. Especially so with men.
Estonians abroad stuck there due to trivialities
Born in Stockholm and in Estonia since age of three, Illimar Lepik von Wirén (25), an EU Master’s student at University of Tartu European College, is back from a 15-days trip to major European and North-American cities to meet Estonians abroad and find out what keeps them there. And when they intend to return.
26.02.2015, Priit PulleritsPM
The Estonian: his insides
Estonian Genome Centre, busy and bustling for a while now, has indeed discovered a thing or two about the Estonian. On the one hand, we are typical Europeans. On the other, even in the North and South of the tiny land we appear different. No German or Finnish genetic variant in the Estonian however, sayeth EGC chief Andres Metspalu.
23.02.2015, Nils Niitra