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Remembering the Future

William Gibson’s novel Neuromancer started it all, launching the cyberpunk generation and introducing the world to cyberspace. The main character of the novel, Case, was the hottest computer cowboy cruising the information superhighway – jacking his consciousness into cyberspace, rustling encoded secrets for anyone with the money to buy his ...

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A small country thinking big

Estonia shows that it is perfectly possible to be a patriot and good European at the same time. On Sunday (February 2008), Estonians celebrated the 90th anniversary of their state But in 1913, five years before the foundation of that state, the respectable and always reliable Encyclopaedia Britannica wrote this ...

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Lennart Meri

Estonians loved him. A biting tongue and unconventional behavior also provided him with many friends in Europe. His life symbolized Estonia’s fate in the XX century. Lennart Meri was born in a family of an Estonian diplomat. He went to 9 different schools where he used 4 different languages. After ...

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Russia’s Involvement in the Tallinn Disturbances

On the evening of April 26, unrest and vandalism broke out in Tallinn. During these events, the city suffered damage, the likes of which has not been seen since the air raid by the Soviet Air Force in 1944. Apparently the last previous occasion that someone was killed in street ...

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Statement by the Foreign Minister

The European Union is under attack, because Russia is attacking Estonia. The Bronze Soldier and the vandalism in Tallinn was Estonian domestic matter, but Russia’s coordinated actions against Estonia are a European Union problem. Thus, European Union-Russia relations have entered a very complicated situation. The attacks are virtual, psychological and ...

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The Tõnismäe Second World War Memorial

Estonia, like other EU member states, honours all victims of the Second World War and values the contribution made by those nations who helped defeat Fascism in Europe and the world. Estonia also condemns the activities of all individuals –whether Estonian citizens or representatives of a foreign power – who ...

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Estonian-Polish economic relations

Trade In 2004, Poland was Estonia’s 11th largest trade partner with a total special trade turnover of 268.4 million EUR, or 2.3% of total Estonian special trade. In 2005, Poland rose as Estonia’s 10th largest trade partner with a total special trade turnover of 380 million EUR, comprising 2.6% of ...

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