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Peeter Siegfried Nikolaus Põld (12 July 1878 in Puru, Kreis Wierland, Governorate of Estonia – 1 September 1930) was an Estonian pedagogic scientist, school director and politician (member of the Estonian People's Party), and the first Estonian Minister of Education. As curator of the University of Tartu (1918–1925), he oversaw the university's transition to the Estonian language in the newly independent country.
Puru is a village in Jõhvi Parish, Ida-Viru County in northeastern Estonia.
The Governorate of Estonia or Duchy of Estonia, also known as the Government of Estonia, was a governorate of the Russian Empire in what is now northern Estonia. It bordered the Livonian Governorate to the south.
Estonia, officially the Republic of Estonia, is a country in Northern Europe. It is bordered to the north by the Gulf of Finland with Finland on the other side, to the west by the Baltic Sea with Sweden on the other side, to the south by Latvia (343 km), and to the east by Lake Peipus and Russia (338.6 km). The territory of Estonia consists of a mainland and 2,222 islands in the Baltic Sea, covering a total area of 45,227 km2 (17,462 sq mi), water 2,839 km2 (1,096 sq mi), land area 42,388 km2 (16,366 sq mi), and is influenced by a humid continental climate. The official language of the country, Estonian, is the third most spoken Finno-Ugric language.
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24 February 1918 – 28 November 1918
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Maarja-Liis Ilus, sometimes better known by her performing name Maarja is a pop musician. She has represented her native Estonia in the Eurovision Song Contest twice. She was only 15 when she participated in the 1996 contest.
Peeter is an Estonian masculine given name. It is the Estonian cognate of the name Peter and may refer to:
"Tii" was the entry of Estonia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2004, performed by Neiokõsõ. It was composed by Priit Pajusaar and Glen Pilvre, and the lyrics, written in the Võro language, spoken in South-Eastern Estonia, were written by Aapo Ilves.
John Bede Polding, OSB was the first Roman Catholic Bishop and then Archbishop of Sydney, Australia.
Cinema in Estonia is the film industry of the Republic of Estonia. The motion pictures have won international awards and each year new Estonian films are seen at film festivals around the globe.
Starman was an Estonian cable television and Internet service provider company founded in 1992 and located in Tallinn. Since December 2016, Starman Estonia is wholly owned by Elisa.
The Supreme Court of Estonia is the court of last resort in Estonia. It is both a court of cassation and a constitutional court. The courthouse is in Tartu.
Peeter Torop is an Estonian semiotician. Following Roman Jakobson, he expanded the scope of the semiotic study of translation to include intratextual, intertextual, and extratextual translation and stressing the productivity of the notion of translation in general semiotics. He is a co-editor of the journal Sign Systems Studies, the oldest international semiotic periodical, the chairman of the Estonian Semiotics Association and professor of semiotics of culture at Tartu University.
Kõige Suurem Sõber was a long-running children's TV show on Estonian Television in the early 1980s. It featured a big orange furry creature called Leopold and a host of other more or less recurring characters, and is for many Estonians a symbol of childhood and/or children's TV.
"Leto svet" was Estonia's entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 2008, performed by Hannes Võrno, Peeter Oja and Tarmo Leinatamm from the Estonian comedy group Kreisiraadio. "Leto svet" won the national Eurovision Song Contest final in Estonia (Eurolaul) on 2 February 2008; for a list of all national finalists, see Estonia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2008. Though being landslide winner, it created some controversy among Estonian and international Eurovision fans. The song did not make it past the first semi-final, being ranked 18th with just 8 points.
Prince Peeter Volkonski is an Estonian rock-musician, composer, actor, and theatre director. He became famous with the punk band Propeller, founded in 1978.
Loonalaid is a small island in the Baltic Sea belonging to the country of Estonia. Its coordinates are. Loonalaid lies just off the NW coast of the island of Saaremaa, is administered by Kihelkonna Parish, Saare County and is also part of Vilsandi National Park.
The Estonian Provisional Government was formed on February 24, 1918, by the Salvation Committee appointed by Maapäev, the Estonian Province Assembly.
Aleksandr Andreevich Rubel is a Ukrainian-born Estonian serial killer convicted of six murders in Tallinn, Estonia. Sentenced as a minor to the maximum punishment allowed by law, he was released from Tartu Prison on 8 June 2006. Now, Rubel lives in Kharkov, Ukraine.
Anna-Liisa Põld is an Estonian-born American competition swimmer who has represented Estonia in international events. She competes in the backstroke, butterfly, and individual medley events. She is a two-time national record-holder at the FINA World Championships, and a multiple-time high school and collegiate record-holder. She also represented her birth nation Estonia at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China.
Estonian animation tradition dates back to the 1930s when the first experimental films were made. The only surviving short film from the era is Kutsu-Juku seiklusi (1931). After the Great Depression, World War II, and Soviet Occupation interrupted its development, Estonian animation was reborn in 1958. Elbert Tuganov founded a puppet film division Nukufilm in Tallinnfilm Studio. The first film was titled Peetrikese unenägu based on a Danish writer Jens Sigsgaard's children story Palle alene i verden. Joonisfilm a traditional cell animation division of Tallinnfilm was founded by Rein Raamat in 1971. Films like Põld (1978), nominee for Golden Palm at the Cannes Film Festival in 1979; Lend (1973), the winner of Special Jury Award at the Zagreb World Festival of Animated Films; the Suur Tõll (1980), 2nd place at Ottawa International Animation Festival in 1982 and Põrgu (Hell) (1983), the winner of FIPRESCI Prize and Special Jury Award at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival made Raamat the first internationally recognized Estonian animation director.
Põld is an Estonian surname, and may refer to:
Kolkja is a small borough in Peipsiääre Parish, Tartu County, in southeastern Estonia. As of 2011 Census, the settlement's population was 277.