Estonia is celebrating tonight. Not since 2008 has Estonia won gold at the Olympic Games but thanks to the women's epee team, victory was achieved. This is a fantastic, well deserved achievement which has made the country extremely proud. Over the weekend Katrina Lehis also won bronze in the individual round. Congratulations!
Tuesday, 27 July 2021
Thursday, 22 July 2021
Whilst Hungarian, Finnish and Estonian all belong to the Finno-Ugric language group, modern Hungarian shows little resemblance to contemporary Estonian and Finnish. It may, however, come as a surprise that many words and their meanings are indeed related.
Sunday, 18 July 2021
Friday, 16 July 2021
Thursday, 15 July 2021
We have been living with the coronavirus pandemic for over a year and a half now and it's unlikely to disappear any time soon. We all still need ro excerise vigilance, wear a mask in public and adhere to social distancing rules. Top proirity should be to get vaccinated.
Monday, 12 July 2021
According to Eurostat, Estonia is the only country in the European Union where the at-risk-of-poverty rate decreased compared to the 2019 figures. The below graph shows the majority of EU countries are stable however the risk level has risen in Spain, Italy, Sweden, Greece, Portugal, Ireland, Slovenia, Bulgaria and Austria. The coronavirus pandemic is the main cause for the rise in unemployment and reduced working hours. Estonia has weathered the storm reasonally well due to the ease of working remotely.
Saturday, 10 July 2021
Saturday, 3 July 2021
The Estonian Olympic Committee announced yesterday that thirty-three Estonian athletes from 14 sports will participate in the upcoming Tokyo Olympic Games. They will be accompanied by a 48-member support team.
The Estonian 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games team are:
Archery: Reena Pärnat
Athletics: Ksenija Balta, Roman Fosti, Tiidrek Nurme, Rasmus Mägi, Maicel Uibo, Johannes Erm, Karel Tilga
Badminton: Kristin Kuuba, Raul Must
Cycling: Tanel Kangert, Peeter Pruus, Janika Lõiv
Equestrian: Dina Ellermann
Fencing: Erika Kirpu, Julia Belyaeva, Katrina Lehis, Irina Embrich (stock)
Judo: Grigori Minaškin
Rowing: Tõnu Endrekson, Jüri-Mikk Udam, Allar Raja, Kaspar Taimsoo, Johann Poolak (reserve)
Sailing: Ingrid Puusta, Karl-Martin Rammo
Shooting: Peeter Olesk
Swimming: Eneli Jefimova, Kregor Zirk
Tennis: Anett Kontaveit
Triathlon: Kaidi Kivioja
Wrestling: Epp Mäe, Artur Vititin