Pühtitsa Convent

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The Pühtitsa Assumption Monastery is an Orthodox female stauropegic monastery of the Russian Orthodox Church, located in the village of Kuremäe, Ida-Viru County, Estonia. The Pühtitsa Assumption Monastery is an Orthodox female monastery located  in the village of Kuremäe. This is one of the main Orthodox pilgrimage sites in Estonia,  The history of the monastery … Read more

Kuremäe

Kuremäe is a village in Estonia.  It is located in the municipality of Illuka and the province of Ida-Virumaa, in the eastern part of the country, 160 km east of the capital Tallinn. The village of Kuremäe is a holy place in Estonia. The Bogoroditskaya Mountain, on the top of which the Pühtitsa Holy Dormition … Read more

Viru Gate

Viru Gates in Old Tallinn.The ancient landmark is one of the symbols of the city and Estonia. The gate was erected at the end of the XIII century, at the beginning of the XIV century it was rebuilt. There was a moat with water and a drawbridge in front of the gate. The passage to … Read more

Mustvee

Mustvee is a town and municipality in Mustvee Parish Estonia. It lies on the shore of Lake Peipus in Jogeva County. Its population of 1,600 is approximately half Estonian and half Russian. The name of Mustvee was first recorded in 1343 at the time of reign of Livonian order. It became a haven for Russian … Read more

Jõhvi

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Johvi is a town in East Estonia. It is situated at the most important transport hub of the north-eastern-most county in Estonia, Ida-Virumaa. Understand : Due to its location at the border of the country, Ida-Virumaa, or Alutaguse, has been the site of many wars. The most important architectural monument in Johvi is a mighty … Read more

Rakvere

Rakvere  is Estonia’s fifth largest city and situated the northern part of the country, 20 km south of the Gulf of Finland and approximately 100 km east of Tallinn, Estonia. Understand : Its earliest signs of human settlement date back to the 3rd-5th century. Nowadays, Rakvere is an attractive and rapidly developing town with quite … Read more

Sillamäe

Sillamae is a city of 17,000 inhabitants in East Estonia situated on a river near the shore of the Gulf of Finland. Understand : Vast majority of residents in this Eastern Eesti town are Russian speakers so in order to have a good time here it helps to know Russian language for pleasant atmosphere. Under … Read more

Narva

Narva is the easternmost city in Estonia, at the Russian border.Understand : Most of the about 70,000 inhabitants are ethnic Russians. Narva-Joesuu is a nearby seaside resort at the Gulf of Finland. The city of Narva was founded by Denmark in the Middle Ages. Narva became part of the Swedish Empire, and during the Great … Read more

Paldiski

Paldiski is a town and Baltic Sea port situated on the Pakri peninsula of north-western Estonia. Since 2017, it’s the administrative centre of Laane-Harju Parish of Harju County. Originally a Swedish settlement known as Ragervik, it became a Russian naval base in the 18th century. In Estonian the name was spelled Baltiski until 1933 when … Read more

Viljandi

Viljandi  is an ancient hilly city in the South of Estonia. Evidence of civilization around Viljandi dates back to 500 B.C.. The first written record of a “Viljandi stronghold” was in 1154 in the commentaries to al-Idrisi’s world atlas “Geography.” Hanseatic merchants settled in Viljandi in the 14th century. For many people Viljandi conjures up … Read more

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