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Estonian Ambassador to France Presented Order of the Cross of Terra Mariana III Class to Philosopher André Glucksmann

14.04.2011

No. 128-E

On Wednesday, 13 April, Ambassador of the Republic of Estonia to France Sven Jürgenson presented philosopher André Glucksmann with the Order of the Cross of Terra Mariana III Class at the Estonian Embassy in Paris. André Glucksmann, who has thoroughly addressed totalitarian regimes in his works, was recognised with a decoration of the Estonian Republic by President Toomas Hendrik Ilves in February of this year.

Ambassador Sven Jürgenson thanked André Glucksmann for his active and long-term dedication to the pursuit of freedom. The ambassador said that André Glucksmann’s activities have been significant for Estonia over the years. “By being a constant supporter of those suffering under communist regimes, be it Vietnam or the Soviet Union, and for always demanding freedom, André Glucksmann has earned this high recognition from the Republic of Estonia,” said Ambassador Sven Jürgenson in his speech after presenting the decoration. The French philosopher, political scientist, essayist and representative of the “New Philosophers” earned considerable public attention in 2008 when he expressed support for Georgia during the August war with Russia.

Photos from the presentation of the decoration:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/estonian-foreign-ministry


Additional information:
Sigrid Kristenprun
Press and public affairs officer
Estonian Embassy in Paris
Tel: (33) 1 56 62 22 04
skristenprun@mfa.ee

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