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.

вторник, 24 сентября 2019 г.

Chargé d'Affaires of the US Embassy in Estonia Brian Roraff paid a visit to Johvi.

Chargé d'Affaires of the US Embassy in Estonia, Brian Roraff, visited Johvi on September 23. Mr. Roraff attended the concert of the American folk-rock band "Our Band" held within the walls of the Jõhvi Town Hall, and also met with Elder Johvi Max Kaur, Chairman of the Volost Assembly Eduard East and Vice Elder Natalya Abel.

четверг, 11 апреля 2019 г.

Max Kaur was elected for Mayor of Jõhvi

Max Kaur, the former Mayor of Mustvee and current vice - mayor of Jõhvi, was elected for Mayor of Jõhvi by the Council of Jõhvi Municipality during the sitting on the 11th of April, 2019.
“Today we speak about the future of Jõhvi. We will continue building Jõhvi. Jõhvi need complete the existing large-scale projects, such as the new building for the basic school that should be finished by the end of 2021 in cooperation with the Union of Estonian Architects. I believe that the end result is the most modern and architecturally accomplished school house in Estonia. In the coming years, we will build a sizeable track and field stadium, a stadium for the basic school and the Jõhvi city park. Moreover, we aim to further develop the idea of a Jõhvi Football Centre in cooperation with the Estonian Football Association, and to renovate the building of Jõhvi railway station.
Jõhvi is not only the centre of Ida-Viru county, but also one of the four regional centres in the Estonia. Jõhvi is an important role model for Ida-Viru county as well as the whole Estonia,” found Max Kaur, the Mayor of Jõhvi.
Max Kaur has previously held the position of an Adviser to the Mayor of Tallinn, he was a member of Tallinn City Council. He has also been an vice - mayor of Maardu and spent five years working as the Mayor of Mustvee. 

среда, 27 марта 2019 г.

Happy Theatre Day, dear mother!

I celebrate the World Theatre Day with my mother, Larissa Kaur, a long-standing prima at the Estonian Opera and Ballet Theatre (in the middle of the picture). Prima ballerina Larissa Kaur was dancing on the stage of the Estonian Theatre for over 20 years. Her roles included Black and White Swan in Swan Lake, the leading part in Sleeping Beauty, and many other top parts. It was a happy time for Estonian ballet, which also allowed my mother to become closely acquainted with world ballet stars, such as Rudolf Nuriev.
My mother repeatedly appeared as a cover girl on our local fashion magazine Silhouette. For example, like Olev Subbi. Back then, the journalists baptised her as Estonian Elizabeth Taylor. She inspired Georg Ots, Eri Klas, Peeter Saul, Sulev Nõmmik, and Eduard Tubin. It is much more than just a feeling of Estonian culture peaking in the 60-70’s, in which my mother also played her part.
The prima ballerina's granddaughter, Viktoria (23), currently studying at the Estonian Academy of Arts, bears an incredible resemblance to her grandmother. Happy Theatre Day!

вторник, 29 января 2019 г.

Max Kaur, the ex-mayor of Mustvee, is a candidate for parliamentary elections 2019.

Max Kaur announced this to media correspondents today, noting that he is nominated in the 9th constituency of Jõgeva County and Tartu County. "The minister of Public Administration Janek Mäggi will be in the district in the first place of the Center Party list." Max Kaur explained.
"Of course responsibility is high in view of the region I intend to represent. When I elect to the Riigikogu, I intend to deal with the development issues of Peipsi County, but already at the level of state power. I see a big perspective on Mustvee's passenger port. The passenger port must become a gateway to Russia and the European Union," added Max Kaur, who is also a member of Mustvee council.