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Film Showing: Disco and Atomic War

Thursday, April 12, 2012 - 7:15pm

The award-winning Estonian documentary "Disco and Atomic War" (2009) will be shown on the IUB campus on Thursday, April 12, at 7:15 PM in the Swain East building, rm. 140. 

A tale of changing cultural norms in the late Soviet period, "Disco and Atomic War" tracks the growth of American and Western media in Estonia during the 1980s.  Awash in both the changing musical and political bakdrop of perestroika and the rapidly changing Soviet Union of the 1980s, "Disco and Atomic War" has been called "subversively funny," "witty," and "entirely convincing."

Estonian Independence Day

Friday, February 24, 2012 - 5:30pm

On February 24, Estonian Independence Day will be celebrated at Indiana University in a commemorative event sponsored by the IU Baltic and Finnish Student Association, the Department of Central Eurasian Studies, the Baltic Studies Program and others. 


Historically dominated by various European powers, Estonia was later incorporated into the Russian Empire but achieved independence in 1918, after World War I and the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia. Later invaded and occupied by Soviet troops in 1940 as part of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact and lead-up to World War II, Estonia subsequently became known as the Estonian Soviet Socialist Republic and was part of the USSR until the latter's collapse in 1991. In the decades since, Estonia has moved closer, politically and economically, to Europe, joining both NATO and the European Union in 2004.

Celebrating Finno-Ugric European Capitals of Culture

Friday, April 15, 2011 - 4:00pm
This year, Turku, Finland and Tallinn, Estonia are the European Capitals of Culture. One of last year's Culture Capitals was Pécs, Hungary. Join us as we celebrate the recognition of these superb Finno-Ugric cities.


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