Center studying loyalty of young Russians
The International Center for Defense and Security (ICDS) is conducting a survey to determine attitudes of young Russian-speaking people in Estonia towards national defense and security, as well as their loyalty to the state. Executive manager of the center Dmitri Teperik said that some politicians and public figures have speculated at length on young Russians and a potential security risk, whereas there is no reliable data on the subject.
18.01.2017, Andres EinmannLim
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Malaisia reisilennuki allatulistamist uurinud ajakirjanikke tabas Vene häkkerite rünnak (1)
Malaisia reisilennuki allatulistamist uurinud rahvusvaheline ajakirjanike rühmitus langes Venemaa häkkerite massiivse rünnaku alla.
29.09.2016, Aivar PauPM
Estonian radicals fighting windmills
The importance of the fight against terrorism has once again grown in light of last summer's tragic attacks and last year's migration wave. While the outline of terrorism has become less clear, certain common elements some countries share stand out.
23.09.2016, Peeter RaudsikPM
Editorial: a late birthday gift to Savchenko
On May 11th, Nadezhda Savchenko turned 35. Today, she got the best birthday present a political prisoner could ever wish for - her freedom.
National language giving ground to Russian
Leading Estonian linguists and even transport business is troubled by sneak attack of Russian language into official services environment and think the increasingly public plans by politicians to support that is populist, demeaning and an embarrassing attempt to paper the problem over.
26.02.2016, Aivar PauPM
Editorial: «no» means «no» – still all do not understand
Ideally, none should encounter sexual abuse. Alas, the Tartu University study shows totally otherwise as every tenth young person has been sexually abused including five percent forced into intercourse.
New Russian ambassador relieved by release of Kohver
Russia's new Ambassador in Estonia Aleksandr Petrov thinks it a good omen for his assignment that security police officer Eston Kohver was freed from imprisonment in Russia by the time he entered into office.
08.10.2015, Jaanus PiirsaluPM
Number of Russian tourists visiting Estonia has fallen to critically low level
The statistics of the past few months show that the number of Russian tourists visiting Estonia has fallen to a critically low level where there is no more room to fall, Verni Loodmaa, board chairman of the Estonian Hotel and Restaurant Association, told BNS.
Another Russian military plane intrudes into Estonian airspace
The Estonian Foreign Ministry on Friday sent a note of protest to the Russian embassy in Tallinn after another Russian military plane intruded into Estonian airspace on Thursday.
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: no «Fascists», no «Commies»
Yesterday, governmental eyes beheld the final report on integration plan 2008–2013. One, for some reason, is reminded of this story of a grown guy who wets his bed. A friend says why don’t you go see a psychologist? In a couple of months they meet again. Friend asks bedwetter how he’s doing. «Excellent,» he says. «Wetting the bed no more?» asks the friend. «I do, but I’m no longer concerned about it,» says the other.
Curtain (again) falls on Soviet mural
Till 2008 a veil hid mural extolling the Soviet Union by Evald Okas – one now used as backdrop for class photographs by Tallinn Linnamäe Russian Lyceum.
21.11.2014, Tiina KaukverePM
Another security system applied to Gulf of Finland
ENSI-system will keep keen eye on oil tankers. If these get off course, it’ll ring bell.
10.06.2014, Nils NiitraPM
Estonians exceedingly eager to study Russian
Those interested may study Russian at language schools, as well as in open universities.
12.11.2013, Rivo VeskiPM
Estonian minister invites Russian-speakers to more actively vie for public service jobs
In an interview with the Russian news desk of BNS Estonia, Estonia's Minister of Education and Research Jaak Aaviksoo invited Russian-speakers to more actively run for jobs in public service.
Russian school 12th grader wants «as far from Estonia as possible – USA or Australia»
State examinations are underway at schools, the first being Estonian as a foreign language in schools with Russian as language of instruction.