Articles by Jari Tanner

U.S. Signs Visa-Free Travel Agreement

  • 13 March 08
  • The Associated Press
The United States signed agreements Wednesday with Latvia and Estonia that will enable the Baltic nations to join the U.S. visa-waiver program later this year.

Students Find Classes No Longer in Russian

  • 05 September 07
  • The Associated Press
High school students in this Russian-speaking city returned to class with a new twist to the curriculum: Estonian literature is now being taught in Estonian.

8 Soviet Soldiers Reburied in Estonia

  • 04 July 07
  • The Associated Press
Estonia on Tuesday reburied the remains of eight Soviet soldiers exhumed from a war grave -- a move that sparked riots in April and infuriated Russia.

Police Fire Tear Gas Near War Grave

  • 27 April 07
  • The Associated Press
Police fired tear gas to disperse protesters at a disputed Soviet memorial late Thursday as authorities prepared to exhume the bodies of Red Army soldiers killed fighting the Nazis during World War II.

Russian Visitors Swamp Finland

  • 15 January 07
  • The Associated Press
Russian tourists flocked back to Finland in record numbers over the traditional holiday season, after a lull since the boom of the late 1990s.

Former Estonian Leader Dead at 76

  • 15 March 06
  • The Associated Press
Former Estonian President Lennart Meri, whose relentless struggle against communist oppression helped the Baltic nation break free from the Soviet Union in 1991, has died, the presidential office said Tuesday. He was 76.

Body Retrieved From Baltic Sea

  • 12 August 05
  • The Associated Press
Divers on Thursday recovered the first of 14 bodies believed to be trapped inside a submerged helicopter that crashed in the Baltic Sea off the Estonian coast, the Estonian Interior Ministry said.

Tallinn Stock Market Faces Uneasy Future

  • 27 June 05
  • The Associated Press
The Tallinn stock market has never been more than a bit player among European bourses.