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Two Exhibitions about Slovakia´s recent history NOW OPEN

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The exhibition Slovak Memorials to Victims of World War II depicts the most dominant and well-known landmarks from all over Slovakia dedicated to those who fought against injustice and sacrificed their lives for the ideals of freedom. The theme of the exhibition was chosen topically on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the end of the WW II.

The Slovak National Uprising is an Exhibition about the Slovak nation´s victory over totalitarianism. In the World War II the Slovaks demonstrated their national growth and inner self-consciousness through the Uprising, which triggered by the decision to end their vassal dependency on Nazi Germany. The Slovak nation thereby proved both to itself and to the democratic world at large that it had a distinct national existence. The Slovak nation voiced clear, categorical and spontaneous objection to the military occupation of Slovakia. The Uprising was one of the greatest national acts in the modern history of the Slovak people, a history, which appears to be modern only after the event.


The Exhibitions were opened on October 20th by the President of Slovakia Mr Andrej Kiska during his official visit to Estonia.

The Exhibition “Prague through the Lens of the Secret Policeˮ NOW OPEN

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The exhibition reveals the activity of the Communist secret police in Czechoslovakia in the 1970s and 80s. The photographs presented in this exhibition reflect the everyday life of dissidents in Czechoslovakia and contact persons in exile of this time.

There were dozens of people who were working as photographers for the Communist secret police to follow “politically undesirableˮ persons and capture the moments and situations of their private life – who did they meet, what did they say, what they ate or bought, etc.

As a result of this an extraordinary documentary material of this time assembled. Most of the photographs were taken in such a way that their author had no idea what exactly was being captured in the shot. The camera was hidden under their coat, in a suitcase or in a handbag. They released the shutter at moments when they felt the “subject” (as the secret police referred to the people they tailed) of their interest was in front of the hidden lens. Consequently, these negatives inadvertently contained many details of Prague during the normalization era that those taking the pictures would have ignored if they had been photographing in a controlled manner with a viewfinder.


The exhibition has been prepared by the Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes in cooperation with the Security Services Archive. The Museum of Occupations opened the exhibition in cooperation with the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Tallinn.

The Exhibition will stay open until January 3, 2016.

The exhibition and film “Forbidden Tunes” NOW OPEN

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The exhibition “Forbidden Tunes” which is dedicated to the rock music in Soviet occupied Estonia is open from May 5. Also a documentary is displayed at the exhibition.

Photo: Tõnu TaliveeMusic does not recognize borders and spreads across a country’s boundaries irrespective of governmental or a political party’s guidelines. Despite Soviet Union’s efforts to block “harmful influences” from abroad, rock music which authorities considered “capitalist music” nevertheless seeped into the country.

During the deepening stagnation in the 1970s, the situation for rock musicians in Estonia became especially problematic. The security agencies kept a sharp eye on them. Many of the ensembles were forbidden to perform for no good reason or were forced to change their name while at the same time, the rock musicians tried in any way possible to protest against the powers that be. Rock music in Soviet occupied Estonia was, therefore, a “forbidden tunes”.

Estonia’s popular musicians share their experiences of that time in the film “Forbidden tunes” (“Keelatud mängud”). The film also brings to the viewer unique pictures of the first rock festival in Estonia, held in Elva in 1972.

Author of the film is Heino Maripuu.


The film (50 minutes) is with English subtitles.

The Exhibition “Attacks and Migrationsˮ is exhibited in the Riigikogu building

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The Exhibition gives an overview of the destiny of Estonians and the ethnic minorities residing in Estonia since the establishment of the Republic of Estonia on February 24, 1918 until the end of occupations.

The Republic of Estonia established on February 24, 1918, consisted primarily of Estonians (88.2%), and it was multiethnic. In addition to the Estonians, Russians, Germans, Swedes, Latvians, Jews, Finns and others lived in the country.

The Estonian Independence Manifesto (1918) promised cultural autonomy to the ethnic minorities residing in Estonia. The law on Ethnic Minorities Cultural Selfgovernments was adopted in 1925. It allowed an ethnic minority with a minimum of 3000 members to form a cultural self-government.

The Second World War, mobilizations, deportations, escapes and industrial migration that followed changed the population of Estonia significantly.

The Exhibition will stay open until November 27. Visiting hours of the Toompea Castle are Mon–Fri 10–16. Please bring a valid photo-identity document with you when visiting the Toompea Castle. For more information klick here…

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