13 December 2016 New issue of Riigikogu Toimetised is dedicated to Estonian culture

dsr_3982On Wednesday, 14 December at 12 noon, presentation of the 34th issue of Riigikogu Toimetised (RiTo) with a web broadcast will be held in the Riigikogu Exhibition Hall. The new RiTo focuses on Estonian culture. The journal discusses the story of its formation, its importance today and its future prospects in the globalising world.

One of the subtopics in RiTo is the survival and preservation of culture in the digital world. It is also discussed in the conversation panel introducing the new issue. The participants of the panel are Siim Raie, Director-General of the National Heritage Board, Janne Andresoo, Director General of the National Library of Estonia, and Maarja Vaino, Director of Anton Hansen Tammsaare Museum. The panel will be led by Editor-in-Chief of RiTo Mart Raudsaar.

“The uniqueness and vitality of the Estonian culture is determined by whether it is capable to reflect the whole world by and in itself, and describe everything in Estonian,” Director of Anton Hansen Tammsaare Museum Maarja Vaino writes in her essay.

The Editor-in-Chief also points out the essays of Tõnis Lukas and Krista Aru about the coming of the new building of the Estonian National Museum, Egge Kulbok-Lattik’s article on the role of community houses in national development, and article by the people from University of Tartu Viljandi Culture Academy about the importance of the Academy as the promoter of the region.

Besides that, the new issue of RiTO containes Rein Toomla’s analysis of the presidential elections, Marko Mihkelson’s essay on the security situation of Estonia and Andrus Tamberg’s study of image of Estonia in Russia’s online-media in 2015 from security perspective. Tamberg’s study is one of the most outstanding Master’s theses of the Academy of Security Sciences of this year.

The articles of RiTo 34 will be available on the web starting from June 2017. At the moment, all articles are available in the paper version that can be subscribed to, and bought in bookshops. The annual subscription of the paper version of the journal Riigikogu Toimetised can be made on the web page of RiTo.

In Tallinn, Riigikogu Toimetised can be bought at “Rahva Raamat” bookshops on Pärnu Road and in Viru Centre, the shop “Ateena” of the Estonian Language Foundation, the Estonian National Library and the Parliament Shop at Toompea. In Tartu, RiTo is sold at “Rahva Raamat” bookshop in the Tasku Centre and the bookshop of the University of Tartu. RiTo is also available at the web shop of the National Library.

Next issue of RiTo will be published in June 2017.

Krishan Chand

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