Event Stories

  • Resistance and an attempt to regain independence in 1944

    As the Red Army was getting closer, in 1944, the national groups began to act in order to reestablish the Republic of Estonia. In September 1944, Jüri Uluots, the last legitimate Prime Minister of Estonia, appointed Otto Tief to the position of the Acting President. Tief's government made … Continue reading

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  • Administration: the story of the bishopric of Dorpat

    The bishopric of Dorpat was the only state unit in Livonia which was one whole dominion. It covered the former Ugaunia (Ugandi) county. The history of the sacral state unit, initially called the bishopric of Estonia then Lihula, is a long and complicated one. It center was moved to Tartu in 1224. … Continue reading

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  • The Baltic Crusade in Estonia

    The subdual of the Estonians in the beginning of XIII century was part of a larger campaign on the eastern shores of the Baltic Sea, launched against nations that had remained as the last pagan people in Europe. In Estonia, the Baltic Crusade is known as „The Fight for Freedom"/"The Freedom … Continue reading

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  • Stories of the first settlements

    A group of hunters and fishermen stop at the right coast of River Pärnu in Pulli about 9000 b.c. The left hearth places, flint, bone and horn objects and crushed wild animal bones, among which one dog bone can be found are up to now the oldest proof about the stay of people in … Continue reading

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