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Folk dance unites!

Ever heard about relay dance? If you’re not an Estonian then probably not. Ever heard about relay run? Sure. Try to picture relay runners dancing, remove industrial stadium atmosphere and you have the Relay Dance – an event which was held in Estonia this summer from 20th to 28th August. The idea was to promote folk dancing through organising a massive event which had more than 6000 participants. Event, organised by Estonian Folk Dance and Folk Music Association, was part

Estonia is adopting the € tomorrow!

Tomorrow on 1 January 2011 the Eurozone is going to have it’s 17th member – Estonia. The Baltic Tiger, as the country was known before the economic crisis as being one of the world’s fastest growing economies, aimed to adopt the Euro in 2007. Due to not meeting the inflation criterion, the date was postponed several times. Replacing the current currency, the kroon, has brought very different opinions out to the public. Estonian government has been critizised a lot for

Snowboarding – A sports or a lifestyle?

Snowboarding became famous as a mean of sports in 1980’s when American snurfer (surfer on a snow), Jake Burton, put a pair of bindings on his snurfboard, and attended to a competition, there were many protests given in, but Jake still managed to compete. This competition is also considered the first snowboarding competition. The first World Championships were held in 1983. Nowadays snoboarding is one of the most popular means of extereme sports and is becoming more and more popular

Language – an important part of integration in the Baltic States

Having a national minority is something which every European country has to face today. What makes integrating difficult is different religions, culture and most importantly different languages. The biggest minority of Estonia is Russians with 25% of the whole population. Language barrier is getting worse year by year. The younger generation of Estonians don’t speak Russian and the younger generation of Russians doesn’t speak Estonian language well. This is the main reason, why the communication between Estonian and Russian youngsters

POLITICALLY (not)CORRECT PART IV

Part IV – The North and the South Estonia “Is that a new brand of Vodka?!” “-Which of nations are the richest in the world? -Estonians! -Why? -Because they are not fast enough to spend their salaries!” You know you are from Estonian when… 1. You attended a song festival at least once either as a performer or as a spectator. 2. You declare your taxes on the internet like all modern people 3. You actually believed for a while

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