Es­to­nian Pres­i­dent to work for month in Narva, at Rus­sia bor­der

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Es­to­nian Pres­i­dent Ker­sti Kalju­laid plans to move her work­place for four weeks later in 2018 to the Es­to­nian city of Narva, which is sit­u­ated at the coun­try’s bor­der with Rus­sia and is home to a pop­u­la­tion, where 93% are ei­ther eth­nic Rus­sians or Rus­sian-speak­ers.

Es­to­nian pub­lic broad­caster ERR re­ports on Fri­day, June 1, cit­ing the pub­lic Re­la­tions Ad­viser to the Pres­i­dent, Taavi Lin­namäe, that Kalju­laid would re­lo­cate to the north-east­ern city for the last week of Au­gust and first week of Septem­ber, and again for the sec­ond and fourth weeks of Novem­ber.

In De­cem­ber 2017, Kalju­laid stated that she would move her of­fice to Narva for one month this fall, with the aim of demon­strat­ing the pres­ence of the Es­to­nian com­mu­nity and so­ci­ety in Narva and also to stress that the city is a val­ued part of the coun­try.

REUTERS/SCANPIX

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