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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 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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  • The civil war of Saare-Lääne (1532-1536)

    The conflict, also known as the civil war, took place in 1532-1536; battles were fought mainly in 1533 and 1534. The war erupted between the bishop of Ösel-Wiek Reinhold von Buxhoeveden and margrave Wilhelm, coadjutor of the archbishop of … Continue reading

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  • Red terror in Estonia in the years 1940-1941

    The repressions against the local elite started here already before the annexation of Estonia by the Soviet Union. In 1941 the number of arrests and executions increased. On 14 June 1941 the Soviet security forces organized the first mass deportation of the Estonian people to Siberia, more than 10 … Continue reading

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