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· August, 2008

Stories about Estonia from August, 2008

Estonia: Setomaa

Itching for Eestimaa writes about a recent trip to Setomaa, “the southeastern most corner of Estonia, the home of the Orthodox, Finno-Ugric Setu people.”

Estonia: Olympics Champion; Song Festival

Itching for Eestimaa writes about an Estonian Olympics champion Gerd Kanter and last night's song festival that “served various functions”: “Ostensibly, it was a celebration of the 20th anniversary of...

Georgia War: Baltic Reactions

Baltic comments on the development of the Russo-Georgian war from the perspectives of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania.

Estonia: The Russian Menace

In the shadow of the Russo-Georgian war, Babel Tallinn discusses the potential Russian threat to Estonia, the European Union, and the 2007 Russian-Estonian Bronze Soldier crisis.

Estonia: Fame in a Small Country

Vello Vikerkaar reflects on fame in a small country such as Estonia.

Georgia War: Georgia Will Join NATO

AnTyx claims that NATO Secretary General has expressed certainty of future Georgian NATO-membership, and continues to account for Estonian reaction to the conflict, concluding with the statement – quoting John...

Georgia and Estonia: Small and Vulnerable States

Osteuropablog discusses (GER) the similarities between Georgia's and Estonia's international positions as small and vulnerable states, and also wonders what will happen to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Russian Sochi...

Georgia, Russia: Tbilisi Reports

Three bloggers who are currently in Tbilisi describe what life there has been like in the past few days. According to LJ user oleg_panfilov, everything is quiet in the Georgian...

Georgia: Presidential Pilgrimage to Tbilisi

Osteuropablog [German] comments on reports about the presidents of Poland, Ukraine, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania seek to make a common trip to Georgia to try to mediate in the Russian-Georgian...

Estonia: Parallels between Estonia and Georgia

Itching for Eestima writes about the historical parallels between Estonia and Georgia and the fear of being invaded from the East, viz. by Russia.

South Ossetia: Estonian president on war in Europe

Suomalais-venäläinen kansalaisfoorumi posts a statement by the President of Estonia, Toomas Hendrik Ilves, declaring that war has broken out in Europe, and furthermore tells about a Russian ultimatum to Georgian...

Estonia: Shopping Spree for Georgian Wines

AnTyx reports that customers in Estonia have gone on a shopping-spree for Georgian wines as an act of solidarity with Tbilisi.

South Ossetia: Russia Calls Baltic Appeal Cynical

Osteuropablog [German] reports that Russian Deputy Foreign Minister described the appeal for peace in South Ossetia by leaders of Poland, Estonia, Latva, and Lithuania as cynical.

South Ossetia: East European Leaders Condemn Russia

A Step At A Time reposted a joint statements by the leaders of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland condemning Russia's aggression against Georgia, in which they also call the Western...

Estonia: WWII Book Review

Itching for Eestima posts a review of Eesti Legion – a photobook by ex Prime Minister Mart Laar on the Estonian Legion during the Second World War – and reflects...

Estonia-US: Speeding tickets

cyrsfarivar.com compares the hustle of getting a speeding ticket in the US and Estonia, with the latter coming out on the positive side.

Estonia: City Spirits

Itching for Eestima compares the different spirit of the citizens of Estonia's two biggest cities – Tallinn and Tartu.

Estonia: Hemingway and Promotional Storytelling

Vello Vikerkaar advocates for the substitution of Estonia's inane slogan ‘Welcome to Estonia’ for a story worthy of Hemingway, who once said “In every port in the world, at least...

Estonia: Review of the Singing Revolution

Babel Tallinn posts a review of the recent documentary The Singing Revolution (Laulev Revolutsioon) about the period 1986-1991, when Estonia – along with Latvia and Lithuania – gradually reconquered its...

Estonia: Inflated Real Estate Prices

Babel Tallinn writes about the long over-inflated real estate prices in Estonia, and the current crisis with falling prices in the sector.

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