Mergers producing new names
Arguments over future names of merged parishes can lead to collapsed negotiations as happened recently in Ida-Viru County after Lüganuse parish refused to change its 13th century name and adopt that of Kiviõli, the history of which spans just 70 years.
30.11.2016, Nils NiitraElu
Video: animatsioon näitab, kuidas maailma rahvastik kasvab 7,2 miljardini
American Museum of Natural History( Ameerika loodusmuuseum) tegi animatsiooni, mis näitab, kuidas meie planeedi rahvaarv kasvab 7,2 miljardi inimeseni.
08.11.2016, Inna-Katrin HeinPM
Estonian Maritime Museum brings world-famous Vikings exhibition to Seaplane Harbor
The 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.
Facebooki põlvkond jätab hüvasti privaatsusega (4)
Me anname sotsiaalmeedia- ja tehnoloogiaajastul täiesti vabatahtlikult ära üüratul hulgal isiklikke andmeid ja muudame oma elu üleilmseks väljanäituseks. Tänapäeva inimese elu lihtsalt on selline ja privaatsuse tähendus on ajas muutumas enam kui kunagi varem. Kuid esitada võib ka küsimuse, kas me loovutatu eest midagi ka vastu saame?
09.08.2016, Aivar PauN24
Naised, tähelepanu: mida mehed tegelikult mõtlevad, kui meid «hüsteeriliseks» nimetavad (1)
Me kõik oleme ühel või teisel hetkel elus kuulnud mõnd meest meile ütlevat: «Oh, rahune maha, mida sa hüsteeritsed!» Teeme lühikese tagasivaate selle sõna ajalukku ning meenutame, miks tegelikult ei peaks me leppima, kui meid hüsteerilisteks kutsutakse.
27.07.2016, Dagmar LampPM
Editorial: 75 years since the initial deportations
In the Russian language sphere people sometimes say they wish the others would «get Stalin.» Always, it is for the others, for who would want to have his live valued as nothing.
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
Editorial: compensation for Soviet damages again tabled
Talking 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 glory
Probing the insides of 3,000 years old sarcophagus holding Nesipaherentahat, a personal architect and scribe to the Egyptian pharaoh Ramos, Russian historians stumbled upon proof that the art treasure has actually resided in Estonia – out popped a Tartu circus poster dating 108 years back!
02.11.2015, Jaanus PiirsaluPM
Medical scientist proves hypothesis set by Lennart Meri
Not limited to liking what Lennart Meri wrote and published four decades back, medical scientist Raul Talvik believed it.
16.10.2015, Priit PulleritsPM
Editorial: remembering the victims of communism and Nazism
While 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»
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 AmmasT24
Elion värskendab telekanalite ja filmide valikut
Homsest lisandub Elioni nutiTV-sse neli uut kanalit eesotsas filmikanalitega Filmzone ja Filmzone+. Lisaks täieneb nutiTV Videolaenutus põnevate lastele suunatud filmide ja multikatega.
31.07.2015, Maiken MägiPM
Medieval cog parked beneath building in Tallinn
Till the beginning of August, all those interested are welcome to come glance at ship wrecks unearthed while building apartment houses in Tivoli Quarters, Tallinn.
16.07.2015, Uwe GnadeteichPM
Editorial: the pain and pleasure of predicting
Throughout 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.
Parimad raamatud. Erkki Bahovski soovitab!
Postimees kogus kokku üheksa raamatusõbra lemmikud. Siit leiate Diplomaatia peatoimetaja Erkki Bahovski soovutused. Valik on teie!
19.12.2014, Erkki BahovskiPM+
Üheksa lugemisfänni nimekirjas kohtab sagedamini Jan Kausi, Urmas Vadi ja Uido Uibo nime, kuid lõppeval aastal kirjandusmaailmas üht selget liidrit ei olnud. Postimees kogus kokku üheksa raamatusõbra lemmikud. Valik on teie!
19.12.2014, Heili SibritsPM
Editorial: a war for independence of all peoples in Estonia
Today is 96 days sharp from the start of Estonian War of Independence. The victory, for Estonia, is impossible to overestimate. War is enforcing a will – while assessing the meaning of wars, we must ask what was the essence of the will which prevailed.
Abdul Turay: the ties of blood, kinship and history are most important to keep the union
It is the ties of blood, kinship and history that are most important reasons to keep the union, thinks former British journalist, now a Tallinn City Council member Abdul Turay in today’s online debate.
17.09.2014, Abdul TurayPM
Visit draws much attention
US President Barack Obama’s Wednesday visit to Tallinn was covered by numerous international printed and online media. Underneath, find a selection of excerpts.
Editorial: Estonia – example of staying free
Defending 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 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
Mart Laar: we really ought to have resisted Russia, back in 1939...
The 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).
28.08.2014, Mart LaarPM
National Archives searching for forgotten souls
1914–1918. With about 100,000 mobilised into WW1 from Estonian and Livonian National Archives searching for forgotten souls.
13.08.2014, Nils NiitraPM
Burial place of Päts in Russia gets memorial stone
This autumn, the stone placed at initiative of local Burashevo authorities will solemnly be decorated with a memorial tablet for Estonia’s first President.
11.08.2014, Andres EinmannPM
What a joy to find... anything!
Since end of June, archaeological excavations are on in Märjamaa Commune, Rapla County – at a burial area. By now, some 700 items have been unearthed.
07.08.2014, Merilyn SädePM
Editorial: opinion of Western public pivoting against Putin
The 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: no house without mourning
1941 and 1949 mass deportations by Soviet powers are genocide.
Editorial: Estonia 1940, Crimea 2014
Russia openly initiates incorporation of Crimea.
Editorial: Sudetenland, take two
Two 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.
03.03.2014, Andres EinmannPM
Ants Laaneots: Two Histories of World War II
Retired General Ants Laaneots writes that World War II was the most tragic event of the last century and the investigation of its causes and consequences has been extensive, but political conjecture has always left its mark on it.
Editorial: history and the truth
Attitudes toward historical truth draw line between free society and totalitarianism
Historians Debate over 13th Century Freedom Fighters
The intellectual debate of the year so far has revolved around whether the 13th century fight against crusaders was in fact a fight for freedom by a single nation, as it was seen for much of the 20th century, ERR News reported.