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  • Warfare in Estonia in 1944

    In the beginning of 1944, the front came to Estonia, and fierce defence battles were fought. Initially, in the first half of 1944, German troops, together with the units of the Home Guard, managed to resist the attacks of the Reds, but in September, Hitler ordered the Army Group North to pull out … Continue reading

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  • The Estonian nations

    Several nations of different ethnic, language and cultural background have lived here about 10 000 years b.c. from the foundation of the Estonian territory at the end of the last ice age. The origin of the first people settled down in Estonia is unknown. During the ancient times both the … Continue reading

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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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  • The Republic of Estonia in 1918-1940

    1918-1940 was the period of first sovereignty for Estonia. It begun with the announcement of the Republic of Estonia on February 24, 1918; ended due to the German occupation, but continued already in November of the same year and ended in 1940, when the Soviet Union occupied and annexed Estonia. … Continue reading

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