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  • Meteorite falls in Estonia

    Meteorites that have fallen on Estonian territory without leaving remarkable traces: 1821 - a meteorite fell in Kaiavere, near Jõgeva, but only few rumors reached Tartu and a small note was published in local newspaper; 1855 - aerolite shower in Kaande, Saaremaa; 1856 - a unique, glass-like … Continue reading

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  • World War I and Estonia

    In 1914, war broke out between European powers (Germany, Austria-Hungary on the one side and Russia, France, and Great Britain on the other). Soon, this had escalated into a world war. In the beginning of 1917, a revolution broke out in Russia, country that was politically and economically fell … 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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  • 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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