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Some history of Tallinn:
The primitive history of Tallinn begins with the town of IRU, located near the city, where a settlement was built in the second half of the first Millennium. For unknown reasons, this fortification was abandoned in the middle of the XI century, and on the current hill Toompea was founded the settlement of Lindanise (Kolyvan), which can be considered the center of the land of ryavala. In the IX-X centuries, the use of the trade route passing through the Gulf of Finland revived, and the importance of Tallinn as a Harbor increased. The first reliable written information about Tallinn comes from the chronicle of Henry of Latvia. According to the chronicle, in June 1219, a Danish fleet under the command of king Valdemar II landed near the town of Lindanise. In 1227-1238, the Danes ruled Tallinn and Northern Estonia. Ten years later, on may 15, 1248, the Danish king Erik IV Plow Groat granted Tallinn the Lubeck law, by which Tallinn was United into a single legal space with the medieval German commercial cities. In the chronicle of the gift, city ratmans are also mentioned, which allows us to assume that self-government had arisen in the Lower city by this time. At the end of the thirteenth century, Tallinn joined the Hanseatic League, as a member of which it played a significant role for the next two centuries. In the middle of the XIV century, the Imperial Prince of Tallinn was replaced. Due to internal political difficulties and lack of money, the Danish king decided to sell his possessions in Northern Estonia along with Tallinn to the Teutonic order. In 1347, the order transferred the right to manage its possessions to its Livland wing, and Tallinn became a city of the order. During the Livonian war in 1558-1583, Russia, Sweden, Poland, and Denmark fought for supremacy in the Northern part of the Baltic sea. The territory of Estonia has become one of the main theaters of war. In fear of Russian troops, the city of Tallinn and the Harju-Viru knighthood surrendered to Sweden in 1561, and its power lasted for the next century and a half. Twice – in 1570-1571 and in 1577-Tallinn was surrounded by Russian troops, but they were forced to return both times without taking the city. During the Swedish rule, Tallinn became the center of a new administrative unit, the province of Estonia. The Royal authority confirmed the former privileges of Tallinn, which meant, first of all, that the city at least formally retained its self-government and still enjoyed Lubeck law. In 1700-1721, the Baltic sea region suffered from the Northern war. The main opponents in it were Sweden and Russia, who fought with each other for dominance over this territory. On September 29, 1710, Tallinn surrendered to the Russian troops without a battle. In accordance with the capitulation act of 1710, Tallinn retained a significant portion of its former privileges. The city was still governed by a magistrate, Lubeck law was preserved, and the language of record-keeping remained German. By the decree of Catherine II of 1783, a new order of government was introduced in Estonia and Livonia (the so-called Viceroyalty), according to which the system of Russian government institutions was extended to Tallinn. For the magistrate left only the function of the court, as the city Council acted the six-member city Council, who was elected General by the city Council. The old order of government was restored by the decree of Paul I on restitution in 1796. On March 26, 1877, by decree of Alexander II, the General Urban regulations of 1870 were extended to the Baltic cities. The city self-government bodies are the city Assembly, which is elected for four years, and the city Council, which is elected by it and consists of four city councillors. The city Assembly also chose the mayor of the city, who was approved by the Central administration. Compliance of decisions of the city Council with the laws was checked by the Governor. After the annexation of Tallinn to the Russian Empire, the construction of a military port was started here by the decree of Peter I. The first major industrial enterprise in Tallinn emerged in the form of Admiralty workshops in the Old port in 1714-1722. in the first half of the XIX century, a paper factory, a match factory and a machine-building factory were founded. Opened in 1870, the Baltic railway connected Tallinn with St. Petersburg and other regions of the Russian Empire, reviving trade relations to a large extent. Mechanical engineering and the pulp and paper industry developed. The products of Luther's Plywood and furniture factory, founded in 1877, were also valued in Western Europe, especially in England. In the twentieth century, Tallinn experienced two major world wars. On February 24, 1918, the Estonian salvation Committee declared an independent democratic Republic of Estonia, which remained neutral in this war. After the November revolution in Germany, the occupation forces left Estonia and power passed to the Provisional government of Estonia. The national government was forced to immediately organize a defense against the advancing Bolshevik troops of Russia – the Liberation war in Estonia began, which ended with the signing of the peace of Tartu on February 2, 1920. According to the peace Treaty, Russia renounced its sovereign rights over Estonia. Tallinn became the capital of independent Republic of Estonia, the period of independence lasted for 20 years. The secret Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact in August 1939 left Estonia in the sphere of influence of the Soviet Union, and in the autumn of the same year the bases of the red Army and the Baltic fleet appeared in Tallinn. In June 1940, Soviet troops occupied Estonia, eliminating its independence. During world war II, on August 28, 1941, German troops occupied Tallinn. On the night of March 9, 1944, Tallinn was attacked by Soviet aircraft and bombed, killing approximately five and a half hundred civilians, while 5073 buildings were completely or partially destroyed. Most of the valuable Old city in Tallinn is still preserved, but Harju street and the Niguliste Church were seriously damaged. On September 23, 1944, Tallinn was recaptured by Soviet troops, and the Executive Committee of the city of Tallinn began its work again. The Soviet occupation lasted for 50 years. Estonia's decision to restore state independence was proclaimed on August 20, 1991. however, the Council of people's deputies, which was elected on September 10, 1989, renamed itself the Tallinn Assembly at its first meeting, and the Executive Committee became the City administration. Prior to the 1993 elections, the city Assembly was chaired by Andres Kork and Sulev Miaeltsemees, and the mayors were Hardo Aasmae and Jaak Tamm. If you follow the population dynamics, at the end of the 80's, about 480 thousand people lived in Tallinn. Mainly due to migration, the population declined in the early 1990s. In 2002 in Tallinn lived, according to the Department of statistics, 377 890 people. However, in 2004, the population reached the level of 400 thousand inhabitants. The population of Tallinn has always been heterogeneous in composition. If we look at age groups, in the 2000s, the most numerous of them were people aged 15 to 64 years (more than 70 percent). According to the national composition (according to data from 01.04.2003), 49 percent of the population of Tallinn is formed by Estonians, 37 percent-Russians, 4 percent-Ukrainians, 2 percent-Belarusians, etc. In Tallinn, the last decade has seen an active development of the service sector and a decline in the role of the manufacturing sector. For example, if in 1990 46.7% of all employees were employed in production and 51.5% in the service sector, by 2002 25.5% of the working people were employed in production, while 74% were already employed in the service sector. Tallinn is the largest transport hub in Estonia. Banking, information and communication technologies are well developed here. Since the second half of the 90s, Tallinn has been a member of various European and international organizations, as well as unions of European cities. The capital of Estonia is represented in EC (Eurocities), INTA (International Urban Development Association), OWHC (organization of World Heritage Cities) and a number of other organizations. Tallinn actively establishes relations with neighboring cities, is a member of such organizations as UBC (Union of Baltic Cities), Helsinki-Tallinn Euregio. Local government elections were held on 17 October 1993. In Tallinn, 148,366 voters participated. The City Assembly includes the Russian democratic movement, the Coalition party, the Isamaaliyt party, the Centrist party, and the electoral unions revel and Tallinna Raeklubi. The Chairman of the city Council was elected Tiit vähi, the mayor – Jaak Tamm. In April 1996, the Tiit vähi presiding over the city Council changed the Coit Kaaristo. 120,995 voters participated in the next election on 20 October 1996. The City Assembly includes the following parties: Reformist, Russian and United people's party, as well as the electoral Union of the Centrist party, right and moderate, and the electoral Union “Tallinn". The Chairman of the city Council was elected as Mart Laar, the mayor Priit Vilba, however, two weeks later at the next meeting of the City Assembly was elected Chairman Edgar Savisaar, mayor Robert Lepikson. In the 1999 elections, was attended by 151 019 voters. Representatives of the Centrist party, Isamaaliyt, Reformist party, moderate party, Coalition party, as well as the electoral unions "people's choice" and "People's trust"were included in the City Assembly. Rein voog was elected President of the City Assembly. Became mayor jüri Manor from Isamaaliit. However, in June 2001, mayor Yuri of the Manor has replaced on this post tõnis Palts. In December 2001, the city changed its ruling coalition, and as a result, Maret Maripuu became the Chairman of the City Assembly, and Edgar Savisaar became the mayor. In 2011, Tallinn was the cultural capital of Europe.