понедельник, 22 января 2018 г.

My academician 95

Estonian academician Mikhail Bronstein will be celebrating his 95th jubilee on the 23rd of January. Academician Bronstein is one of the intellectuals from Leningrad, who arrived in Estonia as a member of the teaching staff and made his career in Estonian, which probably had  not been possible in the conservative centres of the Soviet period. His contribution into the development of our elite has been priceless. Due to that it is logical that Bronstein also contributed to the process of the re-establishment of Estonian independence by supporting his previous students.
Bronstein is an expert of economy, who reached a high position by becoming Gorbachev’s councillor. He is the creator of the idea of agricultural-industrial complexes used by Mikhail Gorbachev, the member of the political bureau and the agricultural secretary of the Central Committee, when he reached the top hierarchy of the Kremlin. Undoubtedly, this activity supported Gorbachev in his movement to the position of the leader of the second super power in the world and changed the course of the world history and guaranteed Gorbachev the Noble prize.
As father, the academician is definitely proud of his son Aleksander, who studied in Tartu University and has worked as a senior manager in the Ministry of Environment Protection and has currently also managed to establish himself as a successful businessman. Multi-millionaire Aleksander Bronstein has become one of the leading entrepreneurs in aluminium business. Aleksander has been the most generous financers of the re-established Synagogue in Tallinn. Academician Bronstein’s grandson Dan Bronstein follows his grandfather and father’s footsteps.
Academician Bronstein surprises with his vitality. He managed to be the teacher to President Lennart Meri, Prime Minister Andrus Ansip and many others in the direct meaning of the word. Bronstein is also the honorary supervisor of my Doctor’s thesis, which I defended in St. Petersburg. Mikhail Bronstein has not said his last word yet, happy birthday to the grand old man of Estonian Science!

вторник, 3 октября 2017 г.

Prime Minister Jüri Ratas met with the leadership of the capital of Peipus

On the 2nd of October 2017, the prime minister of the Republic of Estonia Jüri Ratas met with the governing body of Mustvee town, the mayor of Mustvee Max Kaur and the chairwoman of the city council Riina Pajula in Stenbock House. At the meeting, the Estonia´s administrative reform was discussed. The governing body of Mustvee informed the Prime Minister about a successful administrative reform in Peipus area with five municipalities: Mustvee town, Avinurme parish, Saare parish, Lohusuu parish, Kasepää parish, and in addition the Võtikvere village, decided to move forward together and formed a new, large Mustvee parish with the centre in Mustvee town. The new municipality has around 6,000 inhabitants and a territory of more than 614 square kilometers. A good example of cooperation is that the merging municipalities already successfully organized the Song and Dance Festival of the Mustvee Municipality on the 23rd of September.
The Prime Minister of the Republic of Estonia, Jüri Ratas, highly appreciated the efforts of local governments and stated that the main objective of administrative reform is to improve the daily lives of local people.

вторник, 26 сентября 2017 г.

The circumstances of the MS Estonia disaster can no longer remain a mystery in the realities of modern Europe

The circumstances of the tragic sinking of the MS Estonia on September 28, 1994, which claimed thousands of lives of Estonian, Finnish and Swedish nationals, can no longer remain a secret in the realities of modern Europe. It’s been over 20 years, long enough to finally uncover the truth about the horrific tragedy that had struck the peaceful Baltic Sea.
A wide variety of versions and assumptions of how the events unfolded still cause controversy to this day. The results of the official investigation by the special state committee did not provide any answers; on the contrary, new facts were uncovered, refuting previous versions of these tragic events. Today, the need to create a new independent international investigation committee is clear. The investigation should, of course, involve representatives and relatives of the deceased.
The time has come when years after, scandals are exposed concerning business, politics and public life. In light of the secrets associated with the disaster, it’s time for the politicians and officials who were in charge at the time in Estonia, Sweden, Finland, EU and NATO, to start talking about it. I am sure that these people have all the information regarding the tragedy.
At the 2010 conference regarding the disaster, several curious facts came to light. In particular, on the night of September 28, 1994, the very night the MS Estonia was on its way from Tallinn to Stockholm, unplanned large-scale NATO exercises were conducted in the Baltic Sea. It should be noted, that unplanned live fire exercises could be performed as well.
In any case, the question remains as to why the NATO troops, who were practicing the salvation of the civilian ships, never came to the aid of the ferry in distress? Why did the leaders of our country keep silent about it? Today it is evident that what we are dealing with was not an accident but a crime. The answers we still need are to who orchestrated the tragedy, who led the operation, and who will be held accountable before the families of the victims and the European public. Unfortunately, I too have ties to this tragedy: I’ve lost my sister who was a crew member on the MS Estonia, as well as my grandmother who was a passenger.

четверг, 6 июля 2017 г.

Mustvee town has worthily presented the lake Peipus region on The Youth Song and Dance Celebration in Tallinn

Mustvee town has worthily presented the lake Peipus region on The 12 Estonian Youth Song and Dance Celebration, which was held in Tallinn from 30 June to 2 July 2017. Mustvee was presented by the Youth Dance Group "Peipsi piigad" (The Maidens of Peipus). The cavalcade of the Peipus region capital in the procession of the celebration participants from the Freedom Square to the Song Festival Grounds was headed by the town mayor Max Kaur, who carried the town flag (photo by Raivo Vadi).  The 12 Estonian Youth Song and Dance Celebration gathered together more than 40 000 singers and dancers and over 70 000 spectators.

вторник, 6 июня 2017 г.

Mustvee city administration representatives visited Saint Petersburg to strengthen and expand cooperation between the cities

On May 3-5, 2017, the delegation of the town of Mustvee, led by Mayor Max Kaur and the Chairman of the City Council Riina Pajula visited Saint Petersburg to strengthen and expand cooperation between the cities.
On May 3, the Legislative Assembly of Saint Petersburg welcomed the delegation of the city of Mustvee to the Mariinsky Palace.  The meeting between Alexander Khodosok, a member of the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg, and the delegation of the Estonian town of Mustvee took place in the Red Hall of the Palace. The meeting was also attended by Vatanyar Yagya, the adviser of the Chairman of the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg, members of the Mustvee City Council Nonna Kolpakova and Lyudmilla Smirnova, as well as Mustvee city administration representative Kulno Pajula.
The town of Mustvee has strong international links with the local governments of Finland, Poland, Latvia and Pskov Oblast. It’s time to establish a friendly relationship with Saint Petersburg, in order to develop cultural and humanitarian ties, as well as share experience regarding municipal services and urban environment improvement. There has long been a basis for it. Our Prichud region has always been famous for its high-quality and environmentally-friendly agricultural and fish products that have been supplied to the markets of St. Petersburg for centuries. 
On May 4, the delegation of the town of Mustvee visited Yekateringofsky Municipal Okrug of Saint Petersburg. The delegation was welcomed by Oleg Smakotin, the Head of the Municipal Okrug. The Head of the Okrug introduced the Mustvee delegation to the cultural and economic aspects of the Okrug’s life, as well as its rich historical heritage. The delegation visited the famous Catherinehof park, new residential areas, libraries, cultural centers, museums and educational institutions of the Okrug.
The administration of the Yekateringofsky Municipal Okrug of Saint Petersburg has positively reacted to the proposal of the town of Mustvee to develop friendly ties and prepare a cooperation agreement between the municipalities. The delegation of the town of Mustvee invited the Head and a delegation of Saint Petersburg’s Yekateringofsky Municipal Okrug to visit Mustvee and sign the cooperation agreement between the municipalities.

вторник, 7 февраля 2017 г.

Successful businessman Oleg Gross visited Mustvee, capital of Peipsi area, by private helicopter

One of the richest businessman in Estonia Oleg Gross flew to Mustvee, capital of Peipsi area, by private helicopter on 6th of February, 2017. He had a meeting with Max Kaur, the Mayor of Mustvee, where they discussed development of the region. 
"Domestics financial resources are always welcomed in the country and its regions", said Max Kaur, the Mayor of Mustvee. 
One of Estonia's wealthiest businessman Oleg Gross has purchased 7-seat French helicopter Eurocopter EC 130 in 2016. According to experts, its cost may be between 2 and 4 million euros.

четверг, 19 января 2017 г.

Mustvee Town Seeks to Continue the Port Development within the Estonian-Russian Cross-Border Partnership Program

The first call for application for the Estonian-Russian cross-border partnership program 2014-2020 opened on 17 January this year. The program of the Estonian-Russian cross-border partnership promotes the cross-border cooperation between Estonia and Russia to foster social and economic development on both sides of the common border. The program of the Estonian-Russian cross-border partnership 2014-2020 is co-financed by the European Union, the Estonian Republic and the Russian Federation.   
This program of Estonia-Russia cross-border partnership continues the previous European Union program of the period 2007-2013 within the framework of the Estonian-Latvian-Russian partnership program, in the course of which Mustvee Port got ready too. Within the framework of the European Neighbourhood and Partnership instrument – the Estonian-Latvian-Russian partnership program 2007 – 2013 – the construction of Mustvee Port was financed in the amount 1.1 m euro. Mustvee town plans also to apply for a grant via the program of the Estonian-Russian cross-border partnership program 2014-2020. 
"Within the framework of the Estonian-Latvian-Russian cooperation program 2007-2013, Mustvee Passenger Port got a modern northern berth, an up-to-date passenger terminal and a nice boat harbor. We apply for support to continue development of the biggest port on Peipus lake, for instance, to build the southern berth, within the program EST- RUS 2014-2020. In the perspective, one day Mustvee Passenger Port might become international," says a mayor of Mustvee Max Kaur.       
The total financial support in the first call of the program of the Estonian-Russian cross-border partnership 2014-2020 is 10 000 476,78 EUR.   The eligible region of the program in Estonia is the North-East, the South, the central Estonia and the North of Estonia, including Tallinn; on the Russian side – St-Petersburg, Leningradskaya oblast and Pskovskaya oblast. Entrepreneurship and development of small and middle-size businesses will be supported as well as good governing practice on the local and regional levels; environment protection, mitigation of climate changes and adapting to them. The program is aimed at projects which are clearly characterized as the cross-border partnership and which involve a minimum of 2 partners – at least one from Estonia and at least one from Russia.

понедельник, 19 декабря 2016 г.

Minister of Public Administration vistis the capital of Peipus

On December 21st 2016, Mihhail Korb – Minister of Public Administration of the Republic of Estonia is visiting Mustvee, where he is going to take part in  a festive meeting of the five local authorities, which intend to join into one entity, in the culture centre of Mustvee- the capital of Peipus.
On December 21st 2016, a big rural municipality is going to be formed including Mustvee, Saare, Avinurme, Kasepää, Lohusuu and some of the villages in Torma municipality as a result of which a municipality with approximately 6000 inhabitants will be formed, and the centre of which is going to be in Mustvee. The final decisions concerning the merger of the municipalities will be made and the merger contracts will be signed in Mustvee Culture Centre. According to the Administration Reform Act, the merger contract will be delivered to the County Governor of Jõgeva County
"It is a big honour that Minister Korb - a member of the Government of the Estonian Republic is visiting our region at such a historical moment. Hopefully, the authority of the big municipality elected by people will be able to manage the local authority in the future and all problems will be solved in cooperation," said Max Kaur – Mayor of Mustvee. 
The national administration reform in Peipus region is soon accomplished and a lot of work and negotiations between the local authorities carried out during 2016 are completed. All the inhabitants of the big rural municipality could become familiar with the merger contract on the home page of the town and on the paper carrier printed out in the offices of the local authority. In addition an informative leaflet about the merger, giving an overview of the merger contract, was sent to the each mail box. November 20 - 21, 2016, there was an opinion poll carried out in all local authorities asking people’s opinion in regard to two questions: do you agree to the merger and about the name of the new big rural municipality. 
Next year, on October 15th, 2017 – the historical moment is due, when the people of Mustvee, Saare, Avinurme, Lohusuu, Kasepää can elect 21 representatives into the council of the big rural municipality.