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A Taste of Tallinn

May 27th 2019
Monday 27thMay 2019 A Taste of Tallinn - Estonia It’s a while since we were last in Estonia, 2012 if I remember correctly. On that occasion we were travelling from Latvia up Estonia’s west coast in our Burstner motorhome Motorhome News from Estonia stopping off at the seaside resort of Parnu and the Soomaa National Park before reaching Tallinn. This time we’re doing it the easy way, flying ... read more
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Estonian Flag After centuries of Danish, Swedish, German, and Russian rule, Estonia attained independence in 1918. Forcibly incorporated into the USSR in 1940, it regained its freedom in 1991, with the collapse of the Soviet Union. Since the last Russian troops le... ... read more
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16th June 2019

Alexander Nevsky Cathedral
There is an Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Sofia Bulgaria and this one in Tallinn, Estonia. Who was Alexander Nevsky that he attracted such adoration?
19th June 2019

Alexander Nevsky
There's yet another in Paris for some reason or other, David. (only my little brother, Mike, calls me Dave) Glad you asked - I hadn't thought about it. I meant to ask, who did you travel with to the 'Stans' other than Dave and MerryJo? Was it arranged with Travel Camel? I can't get a reply from him. Here's what the internet tells me about our friend Alex: - you've already done it I'll bet! St. Alexander Yaroslavich Nevsky (Russian: Алекса́ндр Яросла́вич Не́вский; pronounced [ɐlʲɪˈksandr jɪrɐˈsɫavʲɪtɕ ˈnʲɛfskʲɪj] (About this soundlisten); 13 May 1221[1] – 14 November 1263) served as Prince of Novgorod (1236–40 and 1240–56 and 1258-1259), Grand Prince of Kiev (1236–52) and Grand Prince of Vladimir (1252–63) during some of the most difficult times in Kievan Rus' history. Commonly regarded as a key figure of medieval Rus', St. Alexander – the grandson of Vsevolod the Big Nest – rose to legendary status on account of his military victories over German and Swedish invaders while agreeing to pay tribute to the powerful Golden Horde. He was canonized as a saint of the Russian Orthodox Church by Metropolite Macarius in 1547.[2]

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