Monthly Archives: April 2020

30.04.2020 – Bird of the year – the great crested grebe

The graceful and beautiful great crested grebe is a water bird that arrives in Estonia from Southern and Western Europe immediately after the ice melts in April. The 2000-3000 great crested grebe couples of Estonia inhabit larger lakes with diverse flora and bays filled with reed on the coastline. They anchor their floating nests made… Read More »

23.04.2020 – Guiding in Estonia 100

The first information on guiding in Estonia dates all the way back to 1919. The first guide group was established in 1920 in Tallinn, and the Tartu and Valga groups started in the spring of 1921.Over the one hundred years the principles of guiding have remained the same. Guiding is an international, voluntary, open, apolitical… Read More »

07.04.2020 – The Estonian Students’ Society 150

The Estonian Students’ Society, the oldest Estonian student organisation, was founded in 1870 at Tartu University and has continuously been active ever since. In 1940, EÜS was shut down in Estonia by the occupying Soviet authorities. In 1944, however, EÜS chapters were opened in both Finland and Sweden, and later in many Western countries. EÜS… Read More »

06.04.2020 – 100th anniversary of the Internal Security Service

The Estonian Internal Security Service (ISS, Kaitsepolitseiamet) is marking its centenary this year. The activity of the agency was codified on 12 April 1920 by a legal act signed by Prime Minister Jaan Tõnisson and Minister of the Interior Aleksander Hellat. Originally planned to operate in the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Courts, it was… Read More »