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The Celebration of the 96th Anniversary of the Republic of Estonia in Tallinn and Pärnu

18.02.2014

Accreditation has now begun for the events celebrating the 96th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia in Tallinn and Pärnu. Journalists, photographers and camera operator interested in covering any of the events should be accredited no later than Monday, February 17 at the following address:

http://acredit.vm.ee/eng/96th_anniversary_of_the_republic_of_estonia

A briefing will take place on February 20 at 14.00 in the Foreign Ministry press centre for accredited journalists. Information about the events will be given by Chief of the Public Affairs Department of the Headquarters of the Estonian Defence Forces Ingrid Mühling, public relations advisor to the President of the Republic Toomas Sildam, Press officer to the Government of the Government Communication Unit Helin Vaher, Head of the Public Relations Department of the Chancellery of the Riigikogu Anu Adra-Entsik, Pärnu City Government’ public relations advisor Maria Murakas, Pärnu City Government’s Finance Department’s traffic specialist Toomas Tammela and Piia Pärna and Merle Pormeister from the Foreign Ministry’s State Protocol Department. Press cards will also be distributed at the briefing.

NB! At the accreditation please specify exactly which event(s) you would like to cover.

Thursday, February 20

14.00

 

                         

A press briefing introducing the celebration of the Anniversary of the Republic of Estonia in the Foreign Ministry press centre
We ask that journalists arrive by 13.50 at the latest
Please bring along a piece of identification.
Additional information: Kadri Linnas, tel. 6377611

Sunday, February 23

10.00

 

 

                          

Placing of wreaths on the graves of Estonian state figures
Tallinn, starting at the grave of president K. Päts
We ask that press arrive no later than 9.50
Information: Kristiina Sika, Foreign Ministry's State Protocol Department, kristiina.sika@mfa.ee; tel. 6377501, mob. 56221103 (subject: METSAKALMISTU)
No accreditation necessary, all journalists are welcome!

11.00

 

 

 

 

Awards presentation of the Estonian National Museum’s photo competition "Homeland pictures" at the Pärnu Endla Theatre,
Keskväljak 1, Pärnu
We ask that press arrive no later than 10.50
Information: Estonian National Museum's Public and External Relations Department, Kaarel Tarand,
kaarel.tarand@erm.ee, tel. 731 1456, mob 56804453
(subject: FOTOVÕISTLUS)
No accreditation necessary - all journalists are welcome!

13.00

 

 

Presentation of state decorations by the President of the Republic at the Pärnu Endla Theatre
Keskväljak 1, Pärnu
We ask that press arrive no later than 12.40
Info: press@vpk.ee, tel. 631 6229 (subject: VP TEENETEMÄRGID)
Accreditation required!

Monday, February 24

7.31

 

                         

Formal flag-raising ceremony in Pärnu, on Rüütli Square
We ask that the press arrive no later than 7.20
Information: public relations advisor of Pärnu city government Maria Murakas, tel. 444 8225, mob. 532 29069, maria.murakas@lv.parnu.ee (subject: LIPU HEISKAMINE PÄRNUS).
Accreditation required!

7.33

 

 

 

Formal flag-raising ceremony at Tall Hermann Tower, Toompea
Lossi plats 1a, Tallinn
We ask that the press arrive no later than 7.15
Information: Head of the Public Relations Department of the Chancellery of the Riigikogu Anu Adra-Entsik, tel. 631 6350, mob. 509 0241, anu.adra-entsik@riigikogu.ee, (subject: LIPU HEISKAMINE TALLINN)
No accreditation necessary, all journalists are welcome

9.45

 

 

 

Placing of wreaths at the base of the Monument to the War of Independence at Pärnu Alevi Cemetery
Riia mnt, Pärnu
We ask that the press arrive no later than 9.35
Information: Chief of the Public Affairs Department of the Headquarters of the Estonian Defence Forces Ingrid Mühling, ingrid.myhling@mil.ee, tel. 717 1084, mob. 517 9326, (subject: PÄRGADE ASETAMINE)
Accreditation required!

9.55
 

 

Placing of a wreath at the base of the Monument to the War of Independence on Vabaduse Square by the Guard Battalion
Information: Guard Battalion Second lieutenant Allar Tulik, mob. 58 061 879.
No accreditation necessary, all journalists are welcome!

10.45

 

 

 

Church service at Pärnu Eliisabeti (St. Elizabeth’s) Church
Nikolai 22, Pärnu
We ask that the press arrive no later than 10.35
Information: Foreign Ministry’s State Protocol Department, Pille Unger,
pille.unger@mfa.ee, tel. 637 7554, mob. 527 8646, (subject: JUMALATEENISTUS)
Accreditation required

12.00

 

 

 

Defence Forces parade on Pärnu's Central Square
We ask that the press arrive no later than 11.45, entrance from Vee tänav
Information:Chief of the Public Affairs Department of the Headquarters of the Estonian Defence Forces Captain-major Ingrid Mühling, ingrid.myhling@mil.ee, tel. 717 1084, mob. 517 9326 or  lieutenant Arvo Jõesalu, arvo.joesalu@mil.ee, 7171189, 5669 1977 (subject: PARAAD)
Accreditation required!
Additional information

13.30

 

 

 

Awarding of national science awards, the F.J. Wiedemann Language Award, and sports and cultural awards by Prime Minister Andrus Ansip at the Pärnu Endla Theatre
Keskväljak 1, Pärnu
We ask that the press arrive no later than 13.20
Information: Government communications office consultant  Maret Sandrak maret.sandrak@riigikantselei.ee, mob. 5300 0662 (subject: PM PREEMIAD)
Accreditation required!

18.00

 

 

 

 

 

Independence Day concert and formal reception hosted by the President of the Republic and Mrs. Evelin Ilves at the Pärnu Concert Hall
Aida 4, Pärnu
We ask that the press arrive no later than 17.00
Info: press@vpk.ee, tel. 631 6229 (subject: PRESIDENDI VASTUVÕTT)
Accreditation required!

Programme:

  • President of the Republic’s speech and concert
  • President of the Republic and Mrs Evelin Ilves will greet guests
  • Formal reception of the President of the Republic and Mrs Evelin Ilves

During the President’s formal reception, journalists will have access to a temporary press centre in the concert hall’s exhibition hall located on the first floor.

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.

For indoor events, we request that dark suits be worn.

Traffic management and parking information in Pärnu

Pärnu City Government’s Finance Department’s traffic specialist Toomas Tammela, 523 9064, toomas.tammela@lv.parnu.ee

Additional accreditation information:
Kadri Linnas
Foreign Ministry’s Public Diplomacy Department
637 7611
56609482

Press Department
637 7654
press@mfa.ee
www.vm.ee


 

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