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  • 1. Lennart Meri Jardo Annus
  • 2. Early life
    • Born on 29. March 1929 in Tallinn
    • Georg Meri and Alice Brigitta Engmann
    • 9 different schools
    • Estonian, Finnish, French, German, English and Russian
  • 3. Siberia
    • 1941 – 1946
    • Worked as a lumberman, potato peeler and a rafter*.
    • Russian Schools
    • Interest in other Finno-Ugric languages
    • *rafter – (palgi)parvetaja
  • 4. After university
    • 1953 – graduated cum laude University of Tartu
    • 1953, 5. March proposed to his first wife
    • History teacher, dramatist, producer of radio plays
  • 5. Family
    • Children
      • With Regina Meri: Mart (1959) and Kristjan (1966)
      • With Helle Meri: Tuule (1985)
      • 4 grandchildren
      • Brother: Hindrek-Peeter Meri
  • 6. Books and films
    • “ Kobrade ja karakurtide jälgedes“ (1958)
    • “ Tulemägede Maale” (1964)
    • “ Virmaliste Väraval” (1974)
    • “ Hõbevalge” (1976)
    • and many others
    • 5 films
  • 7. Politics
    • Reminded the free world of Estonia
    • Founding member of Estonian Popular Front*
    • 1990 foreign minister
    • 6.10.1992 – 8.10.2001 President of Estonia
    • * rahvarinne
  • 8. Recognitions
    • “ Linnutee tuuled” – silver medal
    • Honory doctor of the universities of Helsinki, Turu, Lapland, Saint Olaf (USA) and Surrey
    • European of the year (1998)
    • Badges of honour* from many countries
    • *aumärgid
  • 9. Sources
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lennart_Meri
    • http://www.ohtuleht.ee/index.aspx?id=193683
    • Valitsuse kommunikatsioonibüroo
  • 10.
    • Thank you for listening!