Estonia


Estonia

Estonia [e-stoh-nee-uh, e-stohn-yuh] Examples noun

  1. a republic in N Europe, on the Baltic, S of the Gulf of Finland: an independent republic 1918–40; annexed by the Soviet Union 1940; regained independence 1991. 17,413 sq. mi. (45,100 sq. km). Capital: Tallinn.

Also Esthonia. Examples from the Web for estonia Contemporary Examples of estonia

  • In the years following World War II, Estonia sank into the shadows of the U.S.S.R., struggling with a failing tourism industry.

    The KGB Welcomes You to Estonia’s Hotel Viru. Please Mind the Hidden Bugs

    Nina Strochlic

    July 31, 2014

  • With the Iron Curtain solidly drawn around it, Estonia was struggling to make tourism ends meet in the decades after World War II.

    The KGB Welcomes You to Estonia’s Hotel Viru. Please Mind the Hidden Bugs

    Nina Strochlic

    July 31, 2014

  • In Estonia, Prince Harry will thank the Estonian Defence Forces for their support of British troops in Afghanistan.

    Cressida Wedding Summit

    Tom Sykes

    April 4, 2014

  • Harry will visit Estonia and Italy in May, followed by a visit to Brazil and Chile in June.

    Cressida Wedding Summit

    Tom Sykes

    April 4, 2014

  • He earned his stripes as a Cold Warrior when he was the head of the Estonia desk at Radio Free Europe.

    Russia May Threaten the Baltics but Estonia Knows How to Fight Back

    James Kirchick

    March 26, 2014

  • Historical Examples of estonia

  • Between the two world wars, Estonia gave personal autonomy to its Jews and Russians.

    After the Rain

    Sam Vaknin

  • On the continent is written “Kareli infideles,” “Estonia,” “Liuonia,” etc.

    In Northern Mists (Volume 2 of 2)

    Fridtjof Nansen

  • I heard of him being from Estonia, which was mistaken and happened to be a Russian.

    Warren Commission (9 of 26): Hearings Vol. IX (of 15)

    The President’s Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy

  • I don’t know—he’s from Estonia or something, you know, De Mohrenschildt.

    Warren Commission (9 of 26): Hearings Vol. IX (of 15)

    The President’s Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy

  • British Dictionary definitions for estonia Estonia Esthonia (ɛˈstəʊnɪə, ɛˈsθəʊ-) noun

    1. a republic in NE Europe, on the Gulf of Finland and the Baltic: low-lying with many lakes and forests, it includes numerous islands in the Baltic Sea. It was under Scandinavian and Teutonic rule from the 13th century to 1721, when it passed to Russia: it was an independent republic from 1920 to 1940, when it was annexed by the Soviet Union; became independent in 1991 and joined the EU in 2004. Official language: Estonian. Religion: believers are mostly Christian. Currency: kroon. Capital: Tallinn. Pop: 1 266 375 (2013 est). Area: 45 227 sq km (17 462 sq miles)

    Word Origin and History for estonia Estonia

    often said to be from a Germanic source akin to east, but perhaps rather from a native name meaning “waterside dwellers.”

    estonia in Culture Estonia [(e-stoh-nee-uh)]

    Republic on the Baltic Sea, bordered by Latvia to the south, Russia to the east, and, separated by the Gulf of Finland, Finland to the north. Estonia also includes several hundred small islands in the Baltic. Its capital and largest city is Tallinn.

    Note Although more closely related by race, language, culture, and history to Scandinavia and Germany than to Russia, after 1721 Estonia was subject to Russian rule. The country briefly achieved independence in the years between World War I and World War II. It resisted integration with the Soviet Union but was forcibly annexed in 1940. In 1991, Estonia was one of the first of the Soviet republics to declare its independence as the communist system and the Soviet Union collapsed.

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