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· May, 2007

Stories about Estonia from May, 2007

Estonia: The Emperor's Menu

Nami-Nami examines the menu of the Emperor of Japan during his recent visit to Estonia: “The only ‘outsider’ is the snow crab, which was caught in Kamtchatka.”

FSU: Interview With Edward Lucas

Peteris Cedrins of Marginalia interviews Edward Lucas, the Central and East European correspondent of The Economist – and a blogger.

Russia, Estonia: Bronze Soldier Rumor

Vilhelm Konnander reports a rumor, which, if true, helps to understand what could actually have been behind the whole Bronze Soldier scandal.

Estonia: Part of Nordic Community

Itching for Eestimaa writes about Estonia's relations with its Nordic neighbors: “Estonia is too small and too far for serious investment when dollars and pounds can flow into larger, closer...

Estonia, Russia: More on Cyber War

Edward Lucas writes on “cybersecurity,” and Urmo, in the comments section, gives an update on the Estonian-Russian “information war.”

Estonia: Demography and Ethnicity

Itching for Eestimaa writes about Estonia's demography and interethnic relationships: “Still, the reality for Estonia is, no matter what historical spin you put on it, there will be a large...

Estonia, Israel: Peres’ Visit and the First Synagogue

Eternal Remont posts a note on the opening of Estonia's first synagogue since WWII. A Step At A Time follows Shimon Peres’ visit to Estonia – here and here.

Estonia: 1994 Ferry Catastrophe

Vilhelm Konnander writes that the 1994 Estonia ferry catastrophe, which took 852 lives, may have been caused by an explosion.

Russia: Anti-Estonian Rallies

“Estonian Ambassador dressed as an SS guard” graffiti and other observations from the anti-Estonian rallies in Moscow – by Laura Citron of TOL's The nEUrosis.

Russia, EU: On the Eve of Samara Summit

Time to study Russian, again, writes Jonathan Newton of Tales from the European Underbelly: “I would have had much use for such skills today, as I seem to be surrounded...

Russia, Estonia: Cyber-Attack

“Estonia has faced down Russian rioters. But its websites are still under attack,” the Economist‘s Edward Lucas reports.

Belarus: Response to the Events in Tallinn

TOL's Belarus comments on the regional blogosphere's response to the events in Tallinn and posts translations of a few entries.

Estonia: Victims of Soviet Regime

Itching for Eestimaa writes about the Estonian political leaders who fell victim to the Soviet regime.

Latvia: May 9

All About Latvia writes about the meaning of May 9 for Latvia.

Latvia: Falsification of History

Peteris Cedrins of Marginalia writes: “On 8 May, I always read Peteris Ermanis’ poem about the rejoicing when the War ended — driven into exile (like my parents — my...

Latvia: Interview with Peters Janis Vecrumba

Marginalia interviews Peters Janis Vecrumba, the founder and maintainer of latvians.com – “one of the oldest, biggest, and best Latvian-related sites on the Web.”

Latvia: May 9

All About Latvia writes on what May 9 will be like in Latvia and how this differs from Estonia.

Estonia: May 9 Rally

Itching for Eestimaa writes on how Estonian authorities should react to the rally that is likely to take place on May 9 in Tallinn: “To let them wear red, of...

Russia: “Motives & Misperceptions”

Vilhelm Konnander posts a lengthy comment on the West's bewilderment with Russia's motives and actions.

Estonia: On Food (and Peace)

The buzz surrounding Tallinn's Bronze Soldier is slowly subsiding, so here is a completely amicable entry on food and peace, written in Russian on May 3 by Tallinn-based LJ user...

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