Separatists in Luhansk want to exchange an Estonian
An unexpected turn is about to take place in the case of Estonian citizen Vladimir Poljakov, standing trial in Ukraine for fighting for Donbass separatists – it is possible he will be exchanged and handed over to separatists in Luhansk instead.
02.02.2017, Jaanus PiirsaluPM
Almost 1200 young people, including 12 women start conscript service in Estonia
In all 1171 young people, including 12 women volunteers, started conscript service in the Estonian defense forces as part of the autumn call-up that took place this week.
Independence regained: the tense days twenty five years ago
On 20 August 1991, Estonia declared formal independence during the Soviet military coup attempt in Moscow, reconstituting the pre-1940 state. Every year, 20 August is celebrated as the day of Restoration of Independence.
A great mystery: the location of murder and transport of body
One thing we will never know how is how the naked corpse of Varvara was transported to 400 metres from where she lived, to a forsaken lot behind an ice hockey arena.
06.06.2016, Risto BerendsonPM
Editorial: we're all from the Piirissaar Island
As we know, the chain is a strong as its weakest link. As state, Estonia is so tiny that occasionally we forget we are in turn composed of particles we may care for and thus show our largeness of heart and spirit.
Murder not suspected with child found dead
As affirmed by prosecutor's office, Darja (14) was found dead in the woods at Narva city northern edge yesterday afternoon. The girl went missing Friday night in the area of Rahu St, Narva. Forensic pathologist and investigators, having performed initial procedures on location, did not detect facts pointing to violent death.
10.12.2015, Tiina KaukverePM
In Ukraine, society outperforms state
Inconsistent and unsystematic approach wherefore the society fails to function, sounds the straightforward verdict on Ukrainian development by double Olympic bronze medalist Jüri Tamm in his Kiev office. With compassion, though, as the man is a great patriot of the renewed Ukraine.
27.11.2015, Jaanus PiirsaluPM
Battle front Ukrainian country living: no money, no power, no state
It just so happened I’d forgotten about the bar of Snickers in my overcoat pocket, purchased half way from Kiev to the front. I gave it to Sofia. Grasping it in her gloves, she observed the thing with suspicion. And burst out laughing, happily. They wholehearted way kids do when no older that two years and half.
10.02.2015, Jaanus PiirsaluPM
Satire launched against Kremlin propaganda
A week ago, media project ARU TV hit the Internet aimed at offering news to Russian speakers in Russia, Belarus, Ukraine and the Baltics while poking fun at Kremlin propaganda.
05.02.2015, Toomas RandloPM
Personal battlefront wisdom: main thing’s staying alive!
Again, the silence felt way too long. None of us was overly keen to venture outside, to smoke or even to ease oneself. Better to patiently endure...
04.02.2015, Jaanus PiirsaluPM
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: free will power makes for mighty state
Hard to imagine a contemporary state without input by volunteers. People increasingly willing to donate their free time and means towards public ends is a sign of an understanding: large-scale events succeed and security grows only when we all give a try. Volunteer actions are a vital stone in the foundation of today’s civil society.