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to the 14th century. It was probably inhabited by fishermen (''Kalamaja'' means "Fish house") and mostly houses workers. The current wooden buildings are from the 19th century. * WikiPedia:Tallinn Dmoz:Regional Europe Estonia Harjumaa Tallinn Commons:Category:Tallinn

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- '''Maardu''' is a town (Populated places in Estonia) and a municipality (Municipalities of Estonia) in Harju County, Estonia. It is part of Tallinn metropolitan area. The town covers an area of 22.76 km² and has a population of 16,529 (as of 1 January 2010).

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. '''Viimsi Parish''' (

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at Tallinn, in present-day Estonia. Large athletic facilities and the main international airport, Sheremetyevo Terminal 2, were built in preparation for the 1980 Summer Olympics. Moscow had also made a bid for the 2012 Summer Olympics. However, when final voting commenced on 6 July 2005, Moscow was the first city to be eliminated from further rounds. The Games were finally awarded to London (2012 Summer Olympics). * Estonia recognized Moldova on February 20, 1992. * Estonia is represented in Moldova through its embassy in Kiev (Ukraine) and through an honorary consulate in Chişinău. * Moldova is represented in Estonia through its embassy in Tallinn (Estonia). * Both countries are full members of the Council of Europe. *1944 – World War II: Japanese troops counter-attack American forces on Hill 700 in Bougainville (Bougainville Island) in a battle that would last five days. * 1944 – The Soviet Air Forces conduct heavy bombing (Bombing of Tallinn in World War II) on Tallinn, Estonia, killing 757 people, mostly civilians. *1945 – The Bombing of Tokyo by the United States Army Air Forces began, one of the most destructive bombing raids in history. On 21 August 1963 a Soviet twinjet Tu-124 (Tupolev Tu-124) airliner performed an emergency water landing on Neva near the Finland Railway Bridge. The plane took off from Tallinn-Ülemiste Airport (TLL (Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport)) at 08:55 on August 21, 1963 with 45 passengers and 7 crew on board and was scheduled to land at Moscow-Vnukovo (VKO (Vnukovo International Airport)). After liftoff, the crew noticed that the nose gear undercarriage did not retract, and the ground control (Air traffic control) diverted the flight to Leningrad (Saint Petersburg) (LED (Pulkovo Airport)) – because of fog at Tallinn. While circling above St. Petersburg at the altitude of at WikiPedia:Tallinn Dmoz:Regional Europe Estonia Harjumaa Tallinn Commons:Category:Tallinn

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parties: Union of Farmers (Union of Farmers (Estonia)) (''Põllumeeste Kogu'') on 6 July 2005 and with Estonian Democratic Party (''Eesti Demokraatlik Partei'') on 12 July 2005. The local elections on 16 October 2005 showed a growing support for the party. The presence of the Pro Patria Union grew from 0 to 7 seats in Tallinn City Council and remained the same (9 seats) in Tartu City Council. Following his departure from the media business, Lang served as deputy mayor of Tallinn from 2001 to 2003 and was a member of Riigikogu from 2003 to 2005. He served as the Deputy Speaker of Riigikogu and Chairman of its European Affairs Committee. In 2005, Lang was the Minister of Foreign Affairs (Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs) for two months, from February to April. With the resignation of Juhan Parts, the prime minister at that time, a new cabinet was proposed by Andrus Ansip; there, Lang served as the Minister of Justice (Estonian Minister of Justice), a position he officially took when the new cabinet took an oath on April 12, 2005. As the Estonian Minister of Justice, Lang was involved in the Constitutional Pilsener project. The position taken against fascism led him to first serious disagreements. He was taken off the ticket of the Party and he did nothing to get it back. So to avoid the worst, in 1938, the then minister of culture, Giuseppe Bottai, offered Montanelli the job of director of the Institute of Culture in Tallinn, Estonia, and lecturer in Italian at the University of Tartu. In this period the then director of the ''Corriere della Sera'', Aldo Borelli, asked Montanelli to engage in a 'collaboration' as foreign correspondent (he could not be employed as journalist, because this had been forbidden by the fascist regime). Montanelli began to correspond for this newspaper from Estonia and Albania (during the Italian annexation of this country). Montanelli was not welcome in Italy, and decided to move to Lithuania. The joint German-Russian invasion of Poland instinctively told him that more was brewing on the Soviet Union border. His instinct was correct because shortly after his arrival in Kaunas - the seat of Lithuanian government - the Soviet Union declared an Ultimatum to the Baltic Republics. At this point Montanelli continued to travel towards Tallinn as it was his wish to see the last of a free and democratic Estonia, which was soon invaded by Soviet Union. At this point, Montanelli was not popular in Italy, nor Germany because of his pro-Estonian and pro-Polish articles and had been expelled by the Soviet Union for being a foreigner. So he was forced by the events to cross the Baltic sea and reach Helsinki. Krasenkow achieved notable successes in rapid chess: USSR Cup (Tallinn 1988) - I-II places (tied), European Championships (Gijon 1988) - IV-VII, GMA tournament (Murcia, 1990, with more than 100 Grandmasters (International Grandmaster) participating) - V-VI, USSR Cup (Lviv, 1990) - I, CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States) Cup (Moscow, 1991) - I, Russian Open Cup (Moscow, 1997) - I, León (León, Spain) 2010 - I-II. WikiPedia:Tallinn Dmoz:Regional Europe Estonia Harjumaa Tallinn Commons:Category:Tallinn

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of thickset circular towers that could withstand cannon fire. It is not by accident that a network of lakes and waterways forms the setting for the castle, for these would seriously impede a prospective Russian offensive. Estonia From 1987, a cycle of mass demonstrations (Demonstration (people)) featuring spontaneous singing eventually collected 300,000 Estonians in Tallinn to sing national songs and hymns that were strictly forbidden during

to Panevėžys and then along the Via Baltica through Pasvalys, Bauska, Riga, Ainaži, Pärnu to Tallinn. Anušauskas (2005), p. 618 The demonstrators peacefully linked hands for 15 minutes at 19:00 local time (16:00 GMT). Later, a number of local gatherings and protests took place. In Vilnius, about 5,000 people gathered in the Cathedral Square (Cathedral Square in Vilnius), holding candles and singing national songs, including

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väljak lat 59.43371 long 24.74407 directions phone tollfree fax hours price content The Freedom Square is one of the main squares in Tallinn, featuring the simple and elegant St. John's Church from the 1860s and the contemporary Victory Column, erected in 2009 to commemorate the Estonian War of Independence of 1918-1920. The square looks especially spectacular at nighttime, when the column is lit up. *

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, before losing that spot to Kaia Kanepi. On 21 January 1800 Balashov was dismissed from the military service, but in November of the same year he was appointed governor general and chief of garrisons regiment in Tallinn. On 23 September 1804 he resigned for family reasons, but within three months he was appointed the chief of police in Moscow. In November 1807 he become the ''general-krigs-komissar'', on 29 March 1808 he replaced Fyodor Ertell in the office of chief of police

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2011 St. Petersburg 2011 Berlin 2011 Nitra Estonia ''Vampiiride Tants'' premiered in Tallinn on November 10, 2000 in the Tallinna Linnahall arena for a short run of 10 performances. Due to success, the show was repeated in Estonia in a concert version in 2004 with the same cast members, except for Koit Toome who was replaced by Andero Ermel. Nele

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; Narva mnt 13, 10151 circulation Russian musicologist (musicology) Elena Dubinets, music research coordinator for the SSO, joined the ensemble in 2002 as artistic advisor, and has been largely responsible for transforming them from a local to an international institution, hosting international festivals such as ''Icebreaker I: Voices from New Russia'' (2004) and ''Icebreaker II: Baltic Voices'' (2004); the planned ''Icebreaker III'' (2006) will feature music from the countries of the Caucasus. They have travelled twice to Eastern Europe, scoring critical successes in Moscow, St. Petersburg (Saint Petersburg), and Tallinn, and are scheduled to tour Costa Rica, El Salvador, and Ecuador in spring 2005. Career Vaher, born in Tallinn in 1974, was educated at the University of Tartu, where he received a bachelors degree in law. A carrier politician and civil servant Vaher served as Director of the State Audit Office as well as a member of the Tallinn City Council, before being appointed to the Minister of Justice position in the Juhan Parts government. Chairman of Reform Party and Minister of Economics On 21 November 2004, Ansip became Chairman of Estonian Reform Party because the party's founder and hitherto chairman, former Prime Minister Siim Kallas, had become EU Commissioner and Vice President and thus had to move to Brussels. It was obvious that Ansip would have to move to Tallinn, and a chance opened up when the Minister of Economic Affairs and Communications in the coalition government of Juhan Parts, Meelis Atonen, a party colleague, had to resign. Ansip became his successor on 13 September. His track record as Minister is more difficult to evaluate because of the short duration of his service. WikiPedia:Tallinn Dmoz:Regional Europe Estonia Harjumaa Tallinn Commons:Category:Tallinn


'''Tallinn''' ( ) is the capital and largest city (List of cities and towns in Estonia) of Estonia.

Tallinn occupies an area of The city was a European Capital of Culture for 2011, along with Turku in Finland.

The city was known as '''Reval''' from the 13th century until 1917 and again during the Nazi occupation of Estonia from 1941 to 1944.

32.7% of Estonia's total population lives in Tallinn.

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