Estonian World Council Urges Marking Tartu Peace Treaty 100
The Estonian World Council is appealing to Estonian communities abroad to mark the upcoming 100th anniversary of the Tartu Peace Treaty signed on February 2, 1920 by Estonia and the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic. The treaty ended the Estonian War of Independence, finalized the country’s eastern border and recorded Russia’s unreserved recognition of Estonia’s independence and renouncement in perpetuity of all rights to Estonian territory, although the current Russian Government strongly denies the validity of the Treaty, stating that it is not the successor state to the treaty. ÜEKN invites Estonians everywhere to celebrate the Tartu Peace Treaty as a pillar of Estonia’s statehood. By doing so, we pledge to ourselves and announce to others that Estonians will not relinquish justice and truth. Please let the World Council know of events marking this historic event by getting in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org
Game Created in Estonia Wins Big at Game Awards in L.A.
The first game created by Estonian game developer studio ZA/UM, “Disco Elysium”, started gaining global popularity immediately upon release. The game was nominated in four categories at this year’s Game Awards in Los Angeles on December 12 and won them all, including Best Independent Game, Fresh Game Indie Studio, Best Narrative, and Best RPG (role-playing game). The creators promise Disco Elysium will be available on Xbox and PlayStation consols next year.
Record Number of Participants at Winter Dance Day in Tartu
The tradition of having a one day winter dance festival in the middle of Tartu’s winter is 11 years old and this year’s event brought together a record number of dancers – 900 in total, dancing their favorite folk dances in the Town Hall Square on December 14. Dancing in the cold on the cobblestones is not a problem and even Latvian dancers came up to participate.
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