A delegation from Estonia headed by Arti Hilpus, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Estonia in the Russian Federation, visited TSU. At the meeting with the leadership of the University, the guests from the Baltic expressed their desire to collaborate with the university in philology, history, and ethnography.
Arti Hilpus invited the representatives of TSU to visit Estonia in 2018 when the country will celebrate the 100th anniversary of its founding. Representatives of the delegation from Estonia also spoke about their research in ethnography and philology. Aadu Must, a professor at the University of Tartu, gave a lecture to Tomsk students, “The Study of the History of the Russian Empire in the European Countries”. Anu Korb, a senior researcher at the Estonian Literary Museum, spoke on the problems encountered in publication of the materials collected in diasporas. The researcher has made 17 expeditions and visited almost 40 Estonian communities in Russia, some of which were created 100-150 years ago.