Choir leaders criticize Kõlvart's utterance
Choirmasters Vaike Uibopuu, Tiia-Ester Loitme, Hirvo Surva, and Laine Randjärv, as well as the lead conductor of this year's Youth Song and Dance Festival Heli Jürgenson find that the song festival is first and foremost a celebration of the Estonian people, and that Tallinn deputy mayor Mihhail Kõlvart shouldn't be the one to dictate its repertoire.
19.05.2017, Liis VelskerPM
Russians have high interest in traveling to Estonia for year-end
Tickets to rail services between Russia and Estonia for the upcoming Christmas and New Year holiday period have been sold out and operator Go Rail hopes to be able to satisfy more demand by bringing in additional rail cars.
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
Like neighbours, Estonia to lay down a frontier zone
Within years, the Estonian Eastern border modernised for €71m will after the example of neighbours get a frontier zone with specific requirements, says interior minister Hanno Pevkur (Reform). While width is not yet decided, border guards will gain richer information of what is happening near the border, and whoever goes there will be better scrutinized.
02.06.2016, Oliver KundPM
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
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
«Passport mafia» led by babushka
Investigators have reasons to believe that the criminal scheme published yesterday may have been a lot broader and lasted a lot longer than herewith officially shown.
29.10.2015, Risto BerendsonPM
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!»
Kremlin media effort in Estonia largely futile
Little likelihood that Moscow propaganda channels could stir Russians in Estonia into mass protests, concludes fresh report by International Center of Defence Studies.
16.10.2015, Oliver KundPM
International airport idea near Narva faces Russia fear headwinds
Citing security concerns, interior ministry hesitates to award border and customs control operations to the tiny Olgina Airfield near Narva which wishes to receive private planes flown by Russia's rich.
14.10.2015, Andres ReimerElu
Tommy Cashi internetisarja 4. osas jäävad peategelased politseile narkootikume täis autoga vahele
Tommy Cash ja Venemaa reiviräpi punt Little Big andsid välja neljanda osa internetisarjast «American Russians - Towards the Dream».
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 NiitraElu
Tommy Cashi internetisarja uues osas lõppeb ebaõnnestunud rööv suuseksiga
Tommy Cash ja Venemaa reiviräpi punt Little Big andsid välja teise osa internetisarjast «American Russians - Towards the Dream».
Tommy Cash lööb kaasa internetisarjas, kus tegelased ajavad taga «Ameerika unistust»
Tommy Cash ja Venemaa reiviräpi punt Little Big andsid välja esimese osa internetisarjast «American Russians - Towards the Dream», kus peategelased ajavad taga Ameerika unistust saada rikkaks ja kuulsaks.
Andrei Kuzichkin: avenging Parmesan or why Russia bulldozed food
News from Russia, reminiscent of reports from the front: «As of August 15th, Russia has destroyed 50 tons of foreign products of animal origin, and 450 tons of vegetable products ... Over 500 kg of products were seized from hand luggage of Russians arriving from abroad. Confiscated - and destroyed.»
24.08.2015, Andrei KuzichkinPM
Finland seeks to make migrants go home for money
A large yet little discussed problem for the overwhelmed EU immigration policy are asylum seekers whose need for asylum goes unconfirmed.
12.08.2015, Martin DislisPM
Teaching Estonian: the good, the bad and the ugly
As admitted by Estonians teaching at Russian schools, the level the official language is taught is largely up to headmaster and other school management. A motley scene, but not hopeless. And how could it be hopeless when over a quarter of Russian kids at basic schools takes «language immersion» or goes to an Estonian school altogether?
25.05.2015, Nils NiitraPM
Times of change in two-faced Centre
For Centre Party, late autumn this year is a decisive moment as members convene – for conference. Before that, no decisions are taken; rather, a decision or message is expected from chairman Edgar Savisaar undergoing physical recovery.
21.04.2015, Tuuli KochPM
Editorial: the Estonia we all share
Yesterday, our country had its birthday. Probably, every home has developed a way to celebrate. Some bake a cake, some uncork champagne. Some watch the concert, some like to see the presidential shakings of hands – drawn to the glamour.
Editorial: strange step by Russia in propaganda war
Obviously, the unprecedented uncovering of own agent Uno Puusepp in Russian NTV show «Our man in Tallinn» is an information (war) operation aimed to impact the public in Russia, Estonia and partner states of the latter. Explicitly, the Russian security service FSB is behind the move.
Soc dems pondered Ossinovski for prime minister
A month ago, soc dem inboxes had a proposal drop by: why not replace the current party chief Sven Mikser by Jevgeni Ossinovski as prime ministerial candidate.
18.11.2014, Tuuli KochPM
Court hands non-suspended jail terms to Russian anglers who resisted arrest
The Viru County Court on Thursday handed down non-suspended sentences to two Russian citizens who resisted arrest by Estonian border guards after illegally entering Estonian waters by boat on Narva River in September.
The cordon that Russians never left
A 20 years long Estonian-Russian tussle regarding embassy buildings this year wound up with a 99 years contract pursuant to which Estonia may rent land under its Moscow embassy for a token price while Russia, among other things, is able to use the one-time Soviet border guard cordon in Pirita, Tallinn.
22.09.2014, Oliver KundPM
Buying Estonian foods, Russians praise sanctions
In Narva grocery-stores from across the border to purchase Estonian sausage and milk products, Russians say Kremlin’s ban on European food import is a step totally justified.
12.08.2014, Irina TokarevaPM
Editorial: the untold and untapped treasures of tourism
Holidays and the change of year mean impressive amounts of tourists in our midst, helped along by extra trains and additional buses. This is reason to rejoice for local tourism companies and all who have laboured to make Estonia known. Recent articles in international media praising Estonia as the Undiscovered Pearl of Europe and a wondersome spot to spend Christmas/New Year surely helped a lot.
Editorial: excellent idea aimed amiss
Last week-end saw removal from Internet of Matryoshka-ads by Enterprise Estonia, supposedly showing the country off as a wonderful tourism destination for people from Russia. Reason for removal was displeasure at the ad, in which viewers failed to see advancement for Estonian tourism – nor an acceptable attitude towards inhabitants of Russia. And rightly so: the way the wooden dolls were treated, in the ads, revealed no respect of another culture; nor did it leave viewers with the impression of us having much to offer... except for xenophobia.
Russians baffled by Enterprise Estonia campaign
Matryoshka-campaign costing €28,000 and aimed at Russian tourists has stirred emotions – by now, the video-clips are therefore deleted.
26.11.2013, Viktoria KorpanPM
Ossinovsky: talk of Russian voter feelings for Savisaar hogwash
Yevgeni Ossinovsky (27), the soc dem Riigikogu member gaining greatest personal popularity in Narva, at local elections, says most Russian-speaking voters in Tallinn have no deep feelings towards Centre Party or Edgar Savisaar.
23.10.2013, Karin KangroPM
Tallinn power at mercy of Russian speaking voter
Forceful campaign by IRL feared to mobilise Centre Party supporters in capital.
24.09.2013, Mikk SaluPM
Estonian MEP: Reform Party has not found common language with Russians yet
The Reform Party has been unable to find a common language with Russians and therefore the party's rating in that segment of the population is low, Kristiina Ojuland, member of the European Parliament from Estonia, told BNS in an interview.