пятница, 15 июля 2022 г.

The former mayor of Jõhvi, Max Kaur, became the new vice-mayor of Luganuse parish

The Luganuse Rural Assembly (Estonia, EU) approved Max Kaur, a member of the Center Party, who was previously deputy mayor and mayor of Jõhvi, and also worked as mayor of Mustvee, as the new vice mayor.

The Luganuse parish assembly met on Monday 11.07.2022 to approve the appointment of a new vice mayor in the areas of education, culture, sports, youth work and social affairs, since the previous vice mayor Arno Rossman resigned.


Deputies met with the leadership of the Warsaw City Council and delivered humanitarian aid

A delegation of Estonian politicians, public figures and journalists headed by the leader of the Electoral Union “Voice of Maardu” and a deputy of the Maardu City Assembly Nikolay Degtyarenko paid a humanitarian visit to Warsaw.

The Estonian delegation met with Warsaw City Council members and committee chairpersons Mariusz Frankowski and Aleksandra Snegotskaya-Gozdik at the Palace of Culture and Science in the capital of Poland, which is facing the largest number of refugees in Europe since World War II. During the meeting, they discussed the Polish experience of accepting refugees and the possibility of its application in Estonian self-governments.

The delegation also included Deputy of the Tallinn City Council Toomas Uibo (Eesti 200 Party), ex-head of the municipalities of Jõhvi and Mustvee Max Kaur (Centre Party) and ex-deputy of the Estonian Parliament, political scientist Aarne Veedla (Reform Party).

A delegation from Estonia delivered to Poland three hundred packs of various iPharma vitamins (www.ipharma.ee), provided free of charge by Repforce OU, and other necessary assistance. The humanitarian visit to Warsaw was made possible thanks to the joint work of the electoral union "Voice of Maardu" and the faction of the Tallinn City Assembly of the "Estonia 200" party, as well as the personal financial contribution of the head of the humanitarian delegation, Nikolai Degtyarenko.

The Estonian delegation visited various centers for refugees in the capital of Poland, including the National Stadium, met with refugees and volunteers.

пятница, 21 января 2022 г.

Our Academician 99

Estonian academician Mikhail Bronstein celebrates his 99th 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!

четверг, 28 октября 2021 г.

Estonia prima ballerina Larissa Kaur 80

On the 31th of October 2021, my mother, a long-time Estonian National Opera and Ballet Theater’s prima ballerina, Larissa Kaur, will be 80 years old. Prima ballerina Larissa Kaur has been dancing for more than 20 years on the stage of the Estonian theater. Her roles include the Black and White Swan in “Swan Lake”, the main part in “Sleeping Beauty”, and many other great roles. It was a happy time for the Estonian ballet. That also meant personal close acquaintances with the world-famous ballet artists to my mother, such as Rudolf Nuriev in St. Petersburg. For ten years, Larissa Kaur also danced in Astoria and in the Viru variety theatre. Larissa Kaur was one of the most beautiful women in Estonia in the 60's who, besides being a prima ballerina in Estonia, was also a photomodel of the largest and most popular fashion magazines in Estonia and Eastern Europe.




вторник, 2 марта 2021 г.

Gorby 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.