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Tartu residents choose termination of the pulp mill special planning as the deed of the year

Tartu City Government Press Release

27 December / In the “Tartu Deed of the Year 2018” competition organised jointly by the Tartu City Government and the Tartu Postimees newspaper the city residents have chosen their favourite: the actions of the Tartu Appeal, the Emajõgi Chain and other citizen initiative groups that facilitated termination of the special planning for a pulp mill.

On 27 December 2018 at Tartu Town Hall, Mayor Urmas Klaas and editor-in-chief of the Tartu Postimees newspaper Rannar Raba awarded honorary certificates and copies of the book Estonian national landscapes in words and images to the initiators of the Tartu Appeal and the Emajõgi Chain groups. In the spring the citizen initiative group members and other residents of Tartu will receive another great gift as a line of conifers will be planted along the bank of the Emajõgi River in the city centre.

The Tartu Deed of the Year title was also earned by the following important local events of 2018:

  • Completion of the third phase of construction on the Eastern Traffic Circle.
  • Commercial building R7 filling the empty space of Karuplats.
  • Koidula and Jannsen Memorial Square.
  • Renovation of Pirogov Square.
  • Renovation of Raatuse Kool (Raatuse School).
  • Tartu Elektriteater (Tartu Electric Theatre) – Southern Estonia’s only theatre for worthy films.
  • Production at Tartu New Theatre «Kremlin's Nightingales» as a cultural export from Narva.
  • Completion of renovations at the University of Tartu Library.
  • Veeriku Sports Centre.
  • University Students’ Song Festival Gaudeamus, in Tartu.

All the persons involved have received honorary certificates and copies of the Dancing the Tartu photo album dedicated to the 80th anniversary of the Vanemuine Ballet. The album was created by photographer Maris Savik and choreographer Mare Tommingas in cooperation with the Vanemuine international ballet troupe.

This is the 21st “Tartu Deed of the Year” event organised jointly by the Tartu Postimees newspaper and the Tartu City Government. A total of over 4,000 votes has been cast for different nominees this year.

Last changed 28.12.2018