I recently joined a Facebook group formed around Estonia and found a preview there to a very interesting film about the Singing Revolution of the late 80's. Take a look.
All summer long we have been hearing rumblings from the East about imbalanced portrayals of the Russian government at the hands of the Baltic states and unfair treatment of Russian minorities. A recent mission prayer calendar issued by my own denomination even indicated that mistreatment of Russian minorities in the Baltics may well amount to … Continue reading Baltic Bullies: Fear or Smear?
Estonia has made world news lately as the relocation of a soviet-era bronze war memorial prompted riots by Russians in the capital city of Tallinn. I've culled some good articles from the internet to shed some light on the meaning behind these disturbing events. Here is some brief background. The war memorial is a bronze … Continue reading Estonia’s Bronze Soldier
Welcome to Estonia! "Make yourself at home, but don't forget that you're a guest." GENERAL CUSTOMS Meeting or greeting Give a firm handshake with a few good shakes and bow your head slightly. Think “dignity”. Visiting a home Do not pay some one a surprise visit. Always make arrangements first. (Door to door salesmen and … Continue reading Mission Team Guide to Estonia
I saw this article in a newspaper on the bus and thought I'd share it with you all. Enjoy!