On Wednesday, 3 December 2014 Mustvee is visited by the United States Ambassador to Estonia Jeffrey D. Levine along with other US diplomats. The Ambassador has plans to meet the city government, the mayor of Mustvee Max Kaur and chairman of the city council Riina Pajula.
“A visit by the United States Ambassador is very important for Mustvee, because the people living by Peipus hope for strong cooperation with the USA to improve the quality of their lives. Mustvee is not only the starting point of Estonia, but also the entire European Union. The completion of the Mustvee passenger port will considerably change the city’s status. The development of the capital of Peipus is now more intense than ever before in its 500-year history,” said the mayor of Mustvee Max Kaur. Ambassador will be visiting the Russian upper secondary school of Mustvee and taking part in a lesson. He will also visit the weighing museum in the Mustvee cultural centre, which was renovated with European Union funds, and the new Mustvee passenger port, which was also financed by the European Union, and consider the options of economic development in the region. In addition, the Ambassador will visit the Orthodox Church of Saint Nicholas and the Raja Old Believers’ Church. He will also get an overview of the situation on the Estonian eastern border in the Mustvee checkpoint, on the shore of Estonia’s “Eastern Sea”.