Estonian Life Outside Estonia

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When being expressing one’s patriotism was often forbidden and even dangerous in Soviet Estonia, Estonians abroad thrived in their own communities. They were active participants in the restoration of Estonia’s independence and later they were a great help in rebuilding an independent nation.

5 facts about Estonian Life Abroad


Greetings and thanks from the Canadian Prime Minister on the occasion of ESTO ‘72.

ESTO was the name of the international gathering of Estonians that began in 1972 in Toronto and ended in 2013 in San Francisco. The series of events also called Estonian Days was meant to be a meeting place for Estonians from all over the world to celebrate a common culture.