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· January, 2009

Stories about Estonia from January, 2009

Estonia: A Different Path

Giustino of Itching for Eestimaa writes that “most international English-language news coverage of the recent riots in Latvia and Lithuania has shocked me by the lack of basic knowledge about...

Estonia: Blogger's Response to Edward Lucas

AnTyx responds to the Economist's Edward Lucas: “So why does he, or anyone, seriously think that the economic crisis will be a test of Estonia's national spirit? We may become...

Estonia: Skinheads

Itching for Eestimaa writes about Estonian skinheads – the “purposefully/prematurely bald” young people: “I secretly ponder what is the position of the baldheaded on persons of Mediterranean background. Did we...

Estonia: Arvo Pärt

Robert Amsterdam's Blog writes about “Estonia's most famous contemporary composer Arvo Pärt,” whose latest symphony is dedicated to Mikhail Khodorkovsky – and whose 2006-2007 works are dedicated to Anna Politkovskaya.

Europe: Entropa

Belatedly, links to some posts on Entropa: Margarete of The Foreigner's Guide to Living in Slovakia believes “it should be taken down”; Kosmopolito thinks that “the debate around the project...

Estonia, Poland, Ukraine: The Holocaust

A Step At A Time quotes from an article on the “European complicity and responsibility” for the Holocaust and the ways in which Poland and Ukraine are dealing with “vague...

Estonia: Dealing with recession

A Fistful of Euros analyses Estonian economy and how the country is dealing with the consequences of global recession.

Russia-Estonia: Arvo Pärt's Khodorkovsky symphony

James at Robert Amsterdam brings attention to a new symphony by Estonian composer Arvo Pärt dedicated to Russian economico-political dissident Mikhail Khodorkovsky.

Estonia: Aftermath of Bronze Soldier Acquittal

AnTyx addresses the issue of the acquittals of four people standing trial for the April 2007 Bronze Soldier riots, and praises the impartiality of the Estonian judiciary.

Estonia: Acquittal of Bronze Soldier Activists

Itching for Eestimaa comments on the acquittal of four activists charged for organizing the spring 2007 protests against removal of the soviet Bronze Soldier momument from central Tallinn.

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