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  • First Estonian man fighting for ISIS in Middle East, says intelligence agency
    is the first time that such an extreme movement has succeeded using the internet as systematically and publicly Lindström said ISIS is entwining its propaganda within popular Twitter chats and subjects such as the football World Cup or Ebola for example Sometimes it has managed to add as many as 40 000 messages per day on Twitter without activating spam controls It has multiple accounts on social media one of which adds pictures of cats to distract people However despite the development KAPO insisted that in general the small Muslim community of Estonia is peaceful and well integrated into society Estonian television reports KAPO emphasized that in order to prevent the flow of extremist messages on the Internet and on the social media it is necessary to collaborate between government institutions and tech firms Tanel Tammet an IT expert from the Tallinn University of Technology said that considering the inability of Google and Facebook to control the information flow ISIS is posting on them independent firms should be enlisted to monitor the internet and help with the info war against ISIS Perhaps we could entwine an anti propaganda within ISIS messages Tammet said cited by ERR Around 3 000 Europeans have joined as ISIS fighters in the last three years Estonia s neighbor Finland recently raised its terrorism threat levels due to the fact that 40 Finnish citizens have gone to fight on behalf of ISIS KAPO stressed that Estonia is not directly threatened but the terrorist movement is approaching the countries close to Estonia which is why the country still has to be vigilant Comments Related Articles Linkevicius to replace Grybauskaite at London conference Ukrainian NSDC Secretary Russia waging hybrid warfare on EU Lithuanian Health Minister to resign over corruption scandal Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username

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  • News search
    the rise of neo Nazi elements in the Ba Read More Russia relations set to normalize amid Ukraine crisis says Latvia minister Russian Latvian relations could normalize soon amid the crisis in the Ukraine Latvia Read More Lithuania creates NATO force to prevent Ukraine scenario in Baltics Lithuania on Monday announced a new rapid reaction force designed to meet what it term Read More Former Russia minister refused entry into Estonia amid tensions Estonia has banned an ex Russian minister and academic from entering the country amid Read More VIDEO Latvia grinds to draw with Turkey in crucial Euro 2016 qualifier Latvia ground to a 1 1 draw against a poor Turkey side in Riga on Monday night Read More Turkey President Erdogan set to visit Baltics amid EU tour Newly elected Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will visit Latvia and Estonia nex Read More NEW You can t make this up In December of last year on the eve of a runoff in five districts where the 2012 parliamentary Read More The voice of Mother Earth talking to singer songwriter Peruquois Meeting the singer songwriter Peruquois is like finally coming home Read More Previous 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 Next Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Subscribe A subscription to The Baltic Times is a cost effective way of staying in touch with the latest Baltic news and views enabling you full access from anywhere with an Internet connection Subscribe Now About The Baltic Times The Baltic Times is an independent monthly newspaper that covers latest political economic business and cultural events in Estonia Latvia and Lithuania Born of a merger between The Baltic Independent and The Baltic Observer in 1996 The Baltic Times continues to

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  • Explaining minority politics in the Baltics
    minority political parties in the Baltic States calls for attention That Russia has repeatedly launched a massive media and psychological attack against the Baltic States is obvious to anyone not devoid of the sense of reality Yet it would be simplistic to refer to Russia s political presence as the only factor that might explain the rise of the Russian and Polish minority parties in the Baltics In fact this tendency signals the arrival of the new phase in the p The article you requested can be accessed only by subscribing to the online version of The Baltic Times If you are already subscribed to The Baltic Times please authorize yourself Log In In case you don t have a subscription yet please visit our SUBSCRIPTION section Comments Related Articles Rhetoric at the Riga Conference what we talk about when we talk about war with Russia What refugees are running from What changes lie in store for Poland Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Related Articles The phantom of separatism in Latgale EDITORIAL The Baltic Security Question Baltics 2015 The long march to Paris Subscribe A subscription to The Baltic Times is a cost effective way of staying in touch with the latest Baltic news and views enabling you full access from anywhere with an Internet connection Subscribe Now About The Baltic Times The Baltic Times is an independent monthly newspaper that covers latest political economic business and cultural events in Estonia Latvia and Lithuania Born of a merger between The Baltic Independent and The Baltic Observer in 1996 The Baltic Times continues to bring objective comprehensive and timely information to those with an interest in this rapidly developing area of the Baltic Sea region Read more Our news analysis and commentaries

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  • Baltic literature roundup
    Guernica 2013 In this selection of short stories Nora Ikstena peers into the lives of those that at first seem quite ordinary but who are fleshed out by Ikstena s prose with often heart wrenching stories that leave you thinking long after you have put the book down In the story Amaryllii an old woman ruminates on her life and family as she cares for her bedridden husband In The Orange the mind of a woman who thinks she has cancer meets an unexpected end that she brings upon herself These stories are a worthy read if you haven t had the chance to pick up Latvian literature in translation o The Dedalus Book of Lithuanian Literature Authors Various Translators Various Dedalus Limited This anthology of 19 different Lithuanian authors covering from the beginning of the 20th century to the present day gives a broad overview of the development of Lithuanian literature The anthology which includes both short stories and excerpts from the country s most celebrated writers such as Jurgis Kuncinas Giedre Radvilaviciute and Sigitas Parulskis takes the reader on a journey from stories set in idyllic rural settings to the suffering of deportations to Siberia With its deft translations one has a chance to become acquainted with a slew of authors with some in English translation for the first time Comments Related Articles Vilnius gets vision Gingerbread Mania 2015 Latvian State Choir launches ambitious project for nation s centenary Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Related Articles ARTS EVENTS GUIDE Estonia A nation shaped by the sea The Capital of Empty Spaces Dealing with the shrinking of the Great Baltic City Italian Riga s Casa Nostra restaurant Subscribe A subscription to The Baltic Times is a cost effective way of

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  • Fierce love in Verona
    contrast the set design was assuredly uncluttered and simple all scenes take place amid giant Tuscan columns which move back and forth to denote a change of scene an innovative minimalist technique from set designer Marko Japels The individual performances on the whole are strong Evelina Godunova s Juliet exudes a youthful elegance fluttering with apparent weightlessness across the stage while Artus Sokolov s Romeo shows impressive conviction in his love grief and anger Meanwhile in the orchestra pit conductor and musical director Martins Ozolins captures the tempo of Prokofiev s libretto well drawing out an emotional anxiety that Prokofiev must have been feeling when the work was first staged in 1938 the height of Stalin s purges When Romeo declares in Act three that I must be gone and live or stay and die it is easy to imagine Prokofiev having similar thoughts several years on from his idealistic decision to return to the Soviet Union Like Romeo Prokofiev chose to stay and remained even while librettists directors and choreographers he knew were forced off to labor camps or executed But Prokofiev s musical world of Shakespeare s Verona is an attempt to escape from all that Perhaps this is why Prokofiev initially planned a happy ending This production is rooted admirably in this ideal keeping to the distant world of Renaissance Verona with a rich variety of Veronese costumes to boot though the production is also in keeping with Shakespeare s original plot a narrative that has stood the test of time to say the least Sticking to the belief that the Renaissance is as Croatian choreographer and director Valentina Turku says the ideal time and space for a visual and musical concept beyond convention this production has put on a show that is a noble attempt at

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  • Taming a beast with tenderness
    which deals with the difficult topic of Lithuanian partisans who fought against the Soviets after World War II quickly garnered acclaim and became an instant classic Her newest album promises more of same from this Lithuanian performer such as her emotionally charged Kaip tai gali buti How Could It Be which the singer attributes to a recent painful break up and the thoughts that went through her head during the ordeal In a recent article she said that live concerts are the only thing that musicians still live for on this earth and her concerts prove the point well her mystical gaze as she looks out into the crowd from behind the piano has a hypnotizing effect as her fragile songs course through your veins Anyone who has had the chance to see her live can attest to the same feeling Her Lithuanian tour which runs from November 14th to November 28th will take her to seven cities starting in Marijampole and finishing up in her childhood city of Kaunas Various cities across Lithuania For more information go to www bilietai lt Comments Related Articles Vilnius gets vision Gingerbread Mania 2015 Latvian State Choir launches ambitious project for nation s centenary Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Related Articles ARTS EVENTS GUIDE Estonia A nation shaped by the sea The Capital of Empty Spaces Dealing with the shrinking of the Great Baltic City Italian Riga s Casa Nostra restaurant Subscribe A subscription to The Baltic Times is a cost effective way of staying in touch with the latest Baltic news and views enabling you full access from anywhere with an Internet connection Subscribe Now About The Baltic Times The Baltic Times is an independent monthly newspaper that covers latest political economic business

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  • Odd Hugo go on tour
    Man catapulted them into the national spotlight soon followed by appearances at prestigious events like Tallinn Music Week in 2013 and Vilnius Music Week in 2014 Their haunting ballads like Three Bullets and brassed up indie bluegrass infusion has gotten the attention of fans and critics alike their song Kissing in the Falling Rain recently landed on the Indie Folk playlist on Spotify that includes such musicians as Damien Rice and their music has been compared to that of The National and Tom Waits The band is helping to lead the charge of Baltic music abroad with bands like Ewert and the Two Dragons and the Sound Poets already having gathered international acclaim Odd Hugo s self entitled first album Odd Hugo was nominated for the Best Debut Album at the 2014 Estonian Music Awards The band has also received Skype s Go Change the World Award which was set up by Skype in order to further promote the musical career of the winner of the award Check goto www facebook com oddhugoband for more information Comments Related Articles Vilnius gets vision Gingerbread Mania 2015 Latvian State Choir launches ambitious project for nation s centenary Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Related Articles ARTS EVENTS GUIDE Estonia A nation shaped by the sea The Capital of Empty Spaces Dealing with the shrinking of the Great Baltic City Italian Riga s Casa Nostra restaurant Subscribe A subscription to The Baltic Times is a cost effective way of staying in touch with the latest Baltic news and views enabling you full access from anywhere with an Internet connection Subscribe Now About The Baltic Times The Baltic Times is an independent monthly newspaper that covers latest political economic business and cultural events in Estonia Latvia

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  • Breaking artistic boundaries in Riga
    Scenarios from Nov 8 to Jan 31 2015 Her use of her body in her artwork which ranges from sculpture and photography to installations and multimedia projects raises questions about the line between beauty and ugliness as well as the differences between men and women resisting all traditions and ideals often present in art that one might feel they recognize in her portraits Her more recent work has focused on plastic surgery and the processes surrounding it She has had a total of nine plastic surgeries which have altered her forehead and chin Generally when people think of plastic surgery they focus on whether the end result is aesthetically pleasing However her art focuses on the changes her body undergoes as they happen She hopes that this raises discussion of the standards that we have for such surgeries for both the male and female body Her other more recent work has dealt with creating digital images of her face that is then transposed onto facial representations such as paintings and sculptures of people from Pre Columbian and African tribes The opening will take place on Nov 8 at Riga s Museum of Decorative Arts and Design Museum of Decorative Arts and Design Skarnu Street 10 20 Riga Nov 8 Jan 31 2015 Comments Related Articles Vilnius gets vision Gingerbread Mania 2015 Latvian State Choir launches ambitious project for nation s centenary Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Related Articles ARTS EVENTS GUIDE Estonia A nation shaped by the sea The Capital of Empty Spaces Dealing with the shrinking of the Great Baltic City Italian Riga s Casa Nostra restaurant Subscribe A subscription to The Baltic Times is a cost effective way of staying in touch with the latest Baltic news and views

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