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What February 24 Means to Estonia

February 24, 1918 was the day when the Estonian Declaration of Independence, issued by the Maapäev (National Council), was printed and proclaimed in Tallinn.
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“In the course of centuries, never have the Estonian people lost their desire for independence. From generation to generation, they have kept alive the hidden hope that in spite of enslavement and oppression by hostile invaders the time will come to Estonia ‘when all splinters, at both ends, will burst forth into flames’ and when ‘Kalev will come home to bring his children happiness.'”

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IU celebrates 93rd Estonian Independence Day

Commemorating the 93rd anniversary of the Estonian declaration of independence, IU and Bloomington community members gathered Monday in the Indiana Memorial Union to celebrate and experience Estonian culture. Among the guests was the Ambassador of Estonia to the United States, Väino Reinart, who was delighted to be celebrating on IU’s campus.

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Ansip: Estonia Will Be Among 5 Wealthiest European Countries

Prime Minister and chairman of the Reform Party, Andrus Ansip confirmed his belief that it is indeed possible for Estonia to become one of the wealthiest nations in Europe.
According to the IMF data, Estonia’s economic growth over the past decade has been an average 4.82 percent a year, which is the highest in the European Union, Ansip reminded the listeners on ERR radio.

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Cyber-titan Estonia drafts e-squad to secure election

Estonia announced Tuesday it was drafting in its newborn cyber-squad to ward off potential attacks on the Baltic state’s pioneering e-voting system in its looming general election. “The cyber-unit of the Estonian Defence League will keep an eye on Internet traffic and will react in the event of any attack,” Heiki Sibul, chairman of the national electoral commission, told reporters.

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