Tallinn Estonia Culture
On the occasion of Estonian Independence Day on 24 February, here are a few things you did not know about the Baltic state.
Estonia's capital, Tallinn, is located on the north coast of the country and is a true treasure, embraced by the shores of the Gulf of Finland. The country inspired Estonians when they used satellites to receive Western news from Helsinki. Russian culture in Estonia, virtually all the intellectuals who made up the thin layer of it, has gone under, and the growth of Estonian literature has been quite slow, but we share a linguistic tradition with Estonia. In European countries, the continuity of Russian high culture within Estonia was disrupted by the annexation of Estonia by Russia in 1917 and the annexation of Germany in 1918.
After the establishment of Soviet power, the new authorities began to merge local Russian and Estonian culture into a homogeneous culture, a Soviet people. After regaining independence in 1991, Russian culture once again became one of Estonia's minority cultures.
The Estonian Awakening Age was led by the German-speaking Estophiles, a group of young Estonians with strong ties to the Russian Orthodox Church and a strong sense of identity.
Since Estonia joined the European Union in 2004, tourists from all over the continent have flocked to the Baltic Sea resorts of the country, and Tallinn has become one of the most popular destinations in Europe and the world. Before we set off for Tallininn, we wanted to see more of Estonia and headed south. We spent the next two days learning more about the Seto people who live in a small village in the eastern part of the city, just outside the city center.
The Vikings crossed the Baltic Sea in the ninth century, and in the centuries that followed, Denmark, Germany, Russia, Sweden, and Poland fought for control of Estonia. Estonia and neighbouring Finland became independent of Sweden and then Russia. Estonia was then independent of Russia. Estonia was unable to maintain its independence against Soviet expansion after World War II.
Just because Estonia was under Soviet oppression for so long, Tallinn is still a very livable city. Third, Estonia has close relations with many other Baltic Sea countries, including Moldova, Belarus and Ukraine.
Besides its history and geography, Estonia's culture has been influenced by the cultures of other Baltic Sea countries, such as Germany, Sweden and Russia. Although Estonia has been ruled by Sweden or Russia for some time, the native population has retained its mother tongue and culture, while the East Germans who rule Estonia enjoy considerable autonomy, as the administrative language is German.
Poland, Lithuania and Latvia are the exceptions, while Belarus suffered the most, with 25.3 percent of the deaths. The Soviet occupation, a policy that encouraged Russian immigration to Estonia, reduced the percentage of ethnic Estonians. Although Estonia, together with Latvia, is considered part of a Baltic country, there is no real political alliance. As a rigid line was drawn between local Russian culture and Soviet Russia, contemporary Russian culture developed and merged with contemporary Russian cultures.
Although Estonia's official capital is Tallinn, the country is unique in that it has more than one recognised capital. Estonia's capital Tallinna was named European Capital of Culture in 2011, and the BBC also named Estonia as the high-tech country in Europe. The fact that Estonia is considered a Nordic country is widely regarded as a great compliment and has attracted a lot of attention in that country. In conversation with real Estonians you will get an insight into life in Tallina and some interesting facts about Estonia.
Sigrid, who is often the first voice and face to greet visitors to Iceland's headquarters, comes from her Estonian homeland. Karsten Bruggemann is a PhD student in the Department of Nordic Studies at the University of Iceland. His scientific interests include the history of the Nordic Community in Iceland and relations between Iceland, Estonia and the Nordic countries.
The museum offers you the opportunity to experience the charming cities of Helsinki and Stockholm in the context of their history and culture. You will experience Estonia's history, culture and history of the Nordic Community in Iceland and Estonia in the city centre of Tallinn, as well as Estonia's cultural heritage.
Although the cultural kilometre has largely changed since 2011, when Tallinn was the European Capital of Culture, it is still worth hiking and discovering. The highlight will be the annual Cultural Festival, which is celebrated as the largest free family event in Estonia. With over 7000 events a year in the city centre, Tallinen will host over 7000 events with a total of over 1000 cultural events. Cultural kilometres offer a unique opportunity to see Tallini, the capital of Estonia, in all its splendour.
If you are only someone interested in this important part of Estonian life, you should make sure that you stop at least one sauna during your stay, as it is a very social thing. For most Estonians, however, saunas are a way to relax, spend time with family and friends and warm up from the bones - in cold and cold temperatures. There is no doubt that the development of sauna culture and practice here has a lot in common with Estonia's neighbours, but for most of them it is their own country that goes to saunas. I believe it comes from a rural Saoona tradition, which extends from agriculture to the Baltic States.