Politicians of Estonia
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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Born in May 10, 1928
Politician and agricultural character
3rd President of the Republic of Estonia-oct 2001
to oct 2006
Married to Ingrid Rüütel
(born November 3, 1935),
a folklorist and ethnographer.
They have two daughters.
Lenin’s warrant (1971)
Estonian SSR Merited farm worker (1976)
Warrant of Friendship of Peoples (1981)
Bentley College (USA) Honorary Doctorate (1991)
Estonian University of Life Sciences Honorary
Honorary Doctor of the University of Helsinki
European of Year (2007)
During the Soviet occupation he worked in high
positions where cooperation with Communist
party and Committee for State Security (KGB) was
In 1988 he said there was no way and there will be
no way back to free Estonia, but some time later
he prepared The Declaration of Independence.
Was he traitor or was the cooperation with ivaders
Edgar Savisaar (born May 31, 1950) is an Estonian
politician, mayor of Estonia capital-Tallinn.
Has been married three times and is the father of
After graduating from high school he continued his
studies in the University of Tartu.
In 1973, he graduated from
the university with
a diploma in history.
In 1990 he was the Minister of Economy.
On April 3, 1990 he was appointed the Chairman
of the Council of Ministers.
When Estonia declared its independence on August
20, 1991, he became the first Prime Minister of the
Republic of Estonia. His government was in office
till January 29, 1992.
From 1992 to 1995 Edgar Savisaar was a ViceSpeaker of the Estonian Parliament.
April 17 - November 6, 1995 he was the Minister
for Internal Affairs.
In 1996 became the Chairman of Tallinn City
From 2001 to October 14, 2004, he was mayor of
He was the hero and inspirator of the Singing
He has been in secret cooperation with the
Government of Russia.
Is he taking advantage of russian people living
in Estonia and is he a good manipulator?
29 March 1929 – 14 March 2006
Lennart Meri was born in Tallinn, a
son of the Estonian diplomat and
later Shakespeare translator Georg
Meri, and Estonian Swedish mother
Lennart Meri was a writer, film
director and statesman
The second President of Estonia
from 1992 to 2001.
Lennart Meri was married twice.
Merited Writer of Estonian SSR (1979)
Correspondent member of the European Academy
of Science, Art and Literature (1989)
Honorary Doctor of Helsinki University (1986)
Liberal International and Coudenhove-Kalergi
Lennart Meri was chosen the European of the Year
in 1998 by French newspaper La Vie.
His favors have been enormously important to
In the other hand there are many relatives in his
family, who organized deportation for inhabitants
Born 28 March 1931
He is a former Soviet politician
He was the Chairman of the 6th Supreme Soviet of the
Estonian SSR from 18 April 1963 to 19 March 1967.
He graduated from the University of Tartu with
diploma in history
Worked in different leading places in Central
Committee of Estonian Communistic Youth
Association and Estonian Communistic Party
Vaino Väljas was the head of the Supreme Council
of the Estonian Soviet Socialist Republic
He was the ambassador of the Soviet Union in
Venezuela and Nicaragua.
He worked on high positions in branches
He also saw emigrants, who fought against
the Soviet rule and he inspired them.
Was he traitor of the Soviet Government and
helper of freedom fighters or did he wanted
to secure a good career working on high
20 october 1917 - 13 march 1951
His nickname was Ants the Terrible
He was a partisan (Forest Brother)
Forest Brothers fought against Soviet and
They were treated as criminals to Soviet Union.
They robbed markets, scared people, killed
Soviet officers and soldiers, didn’t abide by the
Forest Brothers – terrorists or freedom fighters?
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