Event Stories

  • Campaigns of Yaroslav the Wise and his successors to Estonia (1030-1061)

    Conquests of the princes of Old-Russia during the XI century seemed to have a clear goal: to subordinate Estonia to their rule. Not only did they pillage and loot, but also built strongholds, e.g. Yuryev's fort onto the location of Tartu, and gathered tribute. The whole campaign, lasting for 30 … 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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  • The February Revolution of 1917 and Estonia

    In the beginning of 1917, a revolution broke out in Petrograd, as people were worn out by the War, the government had lost its support among the crowds, and the economic situation was grave. Few days later, the revolution reached Estonia. Czar Nikolai II had to give up his throne, and the … Continue reading

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  • Short overview of the history of Estonia

    The prehistoric era; the Middle Ages; the Era of Wars; the Swedish era; I Russian era; II Russian era; Gaining nationhood; the Republic of Estonia; Estonia in the Second World War; the Soviet era and reestablishment of the Republic of … Continue reading

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