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The President of the Republic on the 23rd anniversary of the restoration of Estonian independence 20 August 2014 in the Kadriorg Rose Garden

The President of the Republic on the 23rd anniversary of the restoration of Estonian independence 20 August 2014 in the Kadriorg Rose Garden

Today, as in the past seven years on August 20th, Estonian writers, composers, journalists and architects gather here in Kadriorg's Rose Garden. So do many other creative people. And former dissidents. As well as the members of the Supreme Soviet of the days past, and organisers of the Popular Front and the Estonian Congress, whom, today, we would call the voluntary sector.

We are here to celebrate the restoration of our independence 23 years ago. To be more specific, our contribution and the contribution of our colleagues during the period of restoring our independence that culminated on August 20th 1991 with the declaration of having restored Estonian independence.

20.08.2014

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Cultural Foundation of the President of the Republic declares the competitions for the Educational Awards and Physical Sciences Award open

The supervisory board of the Cultural Foundation shall choose three award winners from the applicants for the Educational Awards of 4,800, 3,500 and 2,900 euros, financed by Danske Bank, and the Physical Sciences Award of 3,900 euros, which is financed by Skype Estonia.

01.09.2014

 

The President of the Republic will tomorrow begin a state visit to the Kingdom of Norway

President Toomas Hendrik Ilves will depart for a state visit to the Kingdom of Norway on 2 September.

01.09.2014

 

President Ilves: the withdrawal of Russian troops from Estonia was our first priority before entering the doors of the Western world

President Ilves: the withdrawal of Russian troops from Estonia was our first priority before entering the doors of the Western world

What's happening today in Ukraine only serves to prove how important it was to get the occupying Russian troops withdrawn from Estonia and how correct our behaviour was, said the President, Toomas Hendrik Ilves, today at a rally to recall the withdrawal of Russian troops from Estonia on 31 August 1994.

31.08.2014

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