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The Celebration of the 93rd Anniversary of the Republic of Estonia

07.02.2011

No. 45-E

Attention journalists!

Accreditation is starting for the events celebrating the 93rd anniversary of the Republic of Estonia in Tallinn. Journalists, photographers and cameramen interested in covering any of the events should be accredited no later than Thursday, 17 February on the Foreign Ministry’s web page at the following address: http://ankeet.vm.ee/eng/anniversary_of_the_republic_of_estonia

NB! Accreditation will only take place at the above address.

A briefing will take place on 22 February at 14.00 in the Foreign Ministry press centre for accredited journalists. Information about the events will be shared by director of the Foreign Ministry press centre Pille Toompere, public relations advisor to the President of the Republic Toomas Sildam, and chief of the public affairs department of the Defence Forces Major Peeter Tali. Press cards will also be distributed at the briefing.

On Wednesday, 23 February, wreaths will be laid on the gravesites of Estonian state figures in the Metsakalmistu cemetery and state decorations will be handed out by the President of the Republic in the Bank of Estonia.

On the morning of 24 February, a formal flag-raising ceremony will take place at Toompea, where a speech will be given by Speaker of the Riigikogu Ene Ergma. Wreaths will be placed at the base of the Monument to the War of Independence, a church service will take place in the Dome Church, and the Defence Forces parade will be held on Vabaduse Square. On the same day, a celebratory concert and the formal reception of the President of the Republic and Mrs Evelin Ilves will take place in the evening in the Estonia Theatre and Concert Hall in Tallinn.

The formal events will be attended by the President of the Republic, the speaker of the Riigikogu, the prime minister, members of the government and Riigikogu, and representatives of the diplomatic corps.

Attention journalists!

During the President’s formal reception, journalists will have access to a temporary press centre in the Estonia Theatre. For indoor events, we request that dark suits be worn.

More information about accreditation by phone at 6 377 630 or e-mail centre@mfa.ee.

NB! Please specify exactly which event(s) you would like to cover!

Wednesday, 23 February

11.00 Placing of wreaths on the graves of Estonian state figures
Metsakalmistu

13.00 “Estonia Thanks You” – Handing out of state decorations by President Toomas Hendrik Ilves
Eesti Pank (Estonia pst 13)
We ask that press arrive no later than 12.40

Thursday, 24 February

07.33 Formal flag-raising ceremony at Pikk Hermann tower
Tallinn, Toompea

09.00 Placing of wreaths at the base of the Monument to the War of Independence
Vabaduse Square

09.45 Independence Day ecumenical church service
Tallinn Dome Church
We ask that press arrive no later than 09.30

11.00 Defence Forces parade
Vabaduse Square

13.00 Awarding of national science awards, F.J. Wiedemann Language Award, and sports and cultural awards by Prime Minister Andrus Ansip
Academy of Sciences (Kohtu 6)
We ask that press arrive no later than 12.45.

18.00 Independence Day concert and formal reception hosted by the President of the Republic and Mrs. Evelin Ilves
Estonia Theatre and Concert Hall
We ask that press arrive no later than 17.00

PRESS CENTRE
637 7630
centre@mfa.ee

 

 

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