ERR: Estonia establishing database of World War II refugees

ERR: Estonia establishing database of World War II refugees. “An estimated 80,000 Estonians fled the country during World War II and the Institute of Historical Memory is now establishing a database to enable further research. It is also seeking people’s help.” The database is available and has a little bit of information, but it’s very early days for this project.

ERR (Estonia): National Archive finds streets named after Red Army soldiers inappropriate

ERR (Estonia): National Archive finds streets named after Red Army soldiers inappropriate. “A report compiled by the National Archives of Estonia has found that commemorating fallen Red Army soldiers in public space by naming streets after them, is inappropriate and incompatible with contemporary understandings of Estonian history and culture.”

ERR: US Embassy launches 100-day program marking century of US-Estonia relations

ERR: US Embassy launches 100-day program marking century of US-Estonia relations. “The U.S. Embassy in Tallinn on Tuesday launched its ‘100 Days to 100 Years’ campaign celebrating the 100th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the United States and Estonia. The embassy has also launched a new website featuring 100 moments from the past century, including contributions of the Estonian-American diaspora.”

ERR: Tuesday marks century of national archives in Estonia

ERR: Tuesday marks century of national archives in Estonia. “The National Archives of Estonia began operating on January 1, 1999, however the establishment of a national archive system took place in the formative years of the Republic of Estonia already. It was on the initiative of an archival committee that convened on March 3, 1920, that a central state archive was established in Tartu as the storage place for historically significant institutions’ documents and a state archive established in Tallinn as the manager of active institutions’ documents.”