Karl Ernst von Baer, a world famous naturalist and biologist, was born in Estonia to a Baltic German noble family. Notable institutions include Tartu University founded 1632 and Tallinn Technical University founded 1918. Tallinn can be regarded as an Olympic city since in 1980, when the summer Olympics took place in Moscow, the Olympic regatta was held in Tallinn.
In Estonia the prophet Elijah is considered to be the successor to Ukko, the ancient spirit of lightning. Estonia has the highest number of supermodels per capita.
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Only Finland, Sweden, Norway and Russia can beat it. Enjoying Estonian World stories? It did rise slightly last year, however. Reserves and production of peat also are substantial, and large deposits of high-quality phosphorites, limestone , dolomites, marl, and clay exist.
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Since 2005, however, the centre-right Estonian Reform Party has led coalition national governments, most prominently in partnership with Pro Patria and Res Publica Union. Island hopping by Mart Vares Read more.
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