вторник, 2 марта 2021 г.

Gorbachev 90

Someone said that Reagan, Gorbachev and Mandela had the greatest influence on the events of the second half of the last century. They changed the world. Reagan has yet to receive a Nobel Prize. Socialistic Western Europe does not yet understand what this American titan is doing. Gorbachev received the Nobel Prize. He came to give the world a chance to be free.
Estonia and all of Eastern Europe did not miss this opportunity. When I was young, I still remember the times when Misha Gorbachev visited Tallinn. Our historic meeting took place near the Technical University. I was walking with my dog in the Mustamäe forest when a motorcade of large limousines flew through the pine forest towards the sixth building of the university. It was a strange situation. The roads were cleared of snow. Young pine forest Mustamäe, me with a spaniel, winter and snow, and the Kremlin dreamer is looking out of the window! In the eyes of Gorbachev, one could read a gloomy understanding that here, probably, they already live a different life than in the Soviet expanses…
2011 this great man celebrated his 80th anniversary, not in Moscow but in Albert Hall in London. Because he has long been a global man. And his guests were the whole free world.

четверг, 21 января 2021 г.

Our Academician 98

Estonian academician Mikhail Bronstein celebrates his 98th anniversary on the 23 of January. Academician Bronstein is one of those intellectuals from St. Petersburg who came to Estonia as a lecturer and made a career in Estonia that perhaps would have been impossible in conservative Soviet centres. His contribution in raising our elite has been invaluable. Therefore, it is logical that Bronstein also contributed much to the process of restoring Estonia's independence by supporting his former students.

Bronstein is the economist who reached Gorbachev's adviser’s status. It is he who owns the idea of ​​agro-industrial complexes, which Mikhail Gorbachev, who had just reached the top of the Kremlin Olympus at the time, put forward. There is no doubt that this activity supported Gorbachev's movement to become a leader of an empire and changed the course of world history.

The vitality of academician Bronstein has been astonishing. He was literally a teacher to President Lennart Meri, Prime Minister Andrus Ansip and many others. Bronstein is also an honorary supervisor of my doctoral thesis, which I defended in St. Petersburg. Congratulations grand old man of Estonian science!

понедельник, 14 декабря 2020 г.

I light the third Advent candle with the inhabitants of Muuga

I light the third Advent candle with the inhabitants of Muuga (Maardu), where many of my like-minded people live. I think that Muuga should receive more attention and care today. Happy Holidays!

понедельник, 7 декабря 2020 г.

среда, 2 декабря 2020 г.

I light the first Advent candle in a suburb of Tallinn with the townspeople of Maardu

I light the first Advent candle in a suburb of Tallinn with the townspeople of Maardu, where I worked as a vice-mayor in the team of the legendary mayor Bystrov. I wish you all happy holidays

воскресенье, 4 октября 2020 г.

Meie Jimmy Carter 96!

Nobeli rahupreemia laureaat, endine USA president Jimmy Carter tähistab oma 96. sünnipäeva. Soliidne iga ekspresidendi jaoks, tõstab aga et mees on tõeliselt vitaalne. Üllatuslikult 1976 . aastal demokraatide kandidaadiks valitud maapähklifarmer, suutis oma sarmiga presidenditooli ära võtta fantastiliste poliitiliste sidemetega Gerald Fordilt. Carter loomulikult tegeles põllumajandusettevõtlusega ja oli piisavalt edukalt, kuid loomulikult tema ambitsioonid oli ammu suuremad. Nimelt on ta mereväeakadeemia lõpetanud tuumaallveelaeva ohvitser, üks esimesi USAs, neid õpetati välja aga väga põhjalikult. Oma koduosariigis, Georgias, lasi ta end valida osariigi Senatisse ning saavutas lõpuks enda valimise Georgia kuberneriks, tai jäi ühe ametiaja kuberneriks. Tema presidendiks saamine oli sensatsioon. Pole imestada, et teda huvitasid desarmeerimisküsimused, kuna ta teemat tundis. Nõukogude Liidu liider , marssal Leonid Brežnev oli samuti huvitatud desarmeerimisest, et tõsta maailmas oma prestiiži. Carteri riigisekretär Cyrus Vance, nagu tuleb välja Mitrohhini arhiivist (KGB vanemohvitser Mitrohhin toimetas 90-aastatel Läände nõukogude välisluure arhiivi ), oli mõnda aega tihedas sidmes nõukogude luurajatega ning seetõttu läksid asjad libedalt. 1979 Viinis kirjutasid mehed alla SALT II leppele.

Õnnetuseks läksid pärast seda asjad allamäge. Nõukogude Liidu invasioon Afganistani tegi lõpu USA presidendivalimiste aastal edukalt arenenud USA ja Nõukogude Liidu suhetele. USA alustas Moskva olümpiamängude ja Tallinna olümpia purjeregatti boikotti.

Kuid isegi siis ei arvanud keegi, et Carter kaotab Reaganile, kes tundus äärmusparempoolsena, kuid kes seda muidugi polnud. Reagan oli küll veendunud antikommunist, kuid Donald Trump on võrreldes temaga tõesti oma vaadete poolest tunduvalt värvikam.

Carter pidigi jääma pensionile. Ometi tõi saatus ta kätte Nobeli rahupreemia. Ja ehk tema oli tõesti see mees, kes seda vääris. Ta võitles desarmeerimise eest, rahu eest Lähis-idas, oli järeleandmatu süümevangide osas ning inimõiguste eest seismisel laiemalt. Ehk on Jumal talle pikki aastaid kinkinud just seepärast.

понедельник, 1 июня 2020 г.

Edgar Savisaar 70

31.05.2020 we together with the deputies of the Jõhvi Municipality visited Edgar Savisaar at the farm of Hundisilma To congratulate him on his 70th anniversary Me and myself, being an assistant to Edgar Savisaar, From time to time lived in Hundisilma, And I am pleased to recall the years that have brought Estonia freedom and prosperity. Prime Minister, leader of the Popular Front, Mayor of Tallinn - wherever the yubilar worked, everywhere he left his mark. Health and happiness to you, our Edgar!

понедельник, 20 января 2020 г.

Our Academician 97

Estonian academician Mikhail Bronstein celebrates his 97th anniversary on the 23 of January. Academician Bronstein is one of those intellectuals from St. Petersburg who came to Estonia as a lecturer and made a career in Estonia that perhaps would have been impossible in conservative Soviet centres. His contribution in raising our elite has been invaluable. Therefore, it is logical that Bronstein also contributed much to the process of restoring Estonia's independence by supporting his former students.
Bronstein is the economist who reached Gorbachev's adviser’s status. It is he who owns the idea of ​​agro-industrial complexes, which Mikhail Gorbachev, who had just reached the top of the Kremlin Olympus at the time, put forward. There is no doubt that this activity supported Gorbachev's movement to become a leader of an empire and changed the course of world history.
The vitality of academician Bronstein has been astonishing. He was literally a teacher to President Lennart Meri, Prime Minister Andrus Ansip and many others. Bronstein is also an honorary supervisor of my doctoral thesis, which I defended in St. Petersburg. Mikhail Bronstein has not yet said his last word, congratulations grand old man of Estonian science!

воскресенье, 12 января 2020 г.

My Viktoria’s 24

On January 12, 2020, my daughter Victoria turned 24. As a father, I am happy because Viktoria is talented and beautiful, just like her grandmother, prima ballerina Larissa Kaur, to whom she is very similar. Viktoria is studying at the Estonian Academy of Arts.
I am delighted that Viktoria was among the organizers of the concert held for the 101st anniversary of Independence of the Republic of Estonia.
Congratulations, Viktoria, my daughter! (photographed: father and daughter at the Estonian National Opera in 2018).

понедельник, 30 декабря 2019 г.

Christmas Peace has been proclaimed in Jõhvi

On Christmas Eve (December 24th, 2019), Max Kaur, the Mayor of the Jõhvi Municipality, proclaimed Christmas Peace at the town square.
This tradition dates back to the 17th century when Estonia, Finland and Sweden were part of a single state. Christmas Peace was first declared during the reign of Queen Christina (1632-1654). Usually, the Declaration of Christmas Peace was announced by the Mayor or the City Secretary at the town square. It is traditionally declared several minutes before and after noon on the Eve of Christmas.
Max Kaur announced Christmas Peace using the original text from the time of Queen Christina: "Tomorrow, God willing, is the graceful celebration of our Lord and Saviour; and thus is declared a peaceful Christmas time to all, by advising devotion and to behave otherwise quietly and peacefully, because he who breaks this peace and violates the peace of Christmas by any illegal or improper behaviour shall under aggravating circumstances be guilty and punished according to what the law and statutes prescribe for each and every offence separately.", reads the announcement that has not been changed since 17th century.
In accordance with the tradition, Christmas Peace will last until January 13.