February 28, 2019  |  Updated August 1, 2019

#ElectionWatch: Loaded Language Ads Ahead of Estonian Elections

By Nika Aleksejeva

An unbranded political advertisement at a tram stop in Tallinn, Estonia, received significant attention as it drove straight at political and cultural divisions between Estonians and ethnic Russians in that country ahead of 2019 elections.

The ad suggested distinct and separate waiting areas to wait for public transportation for Estonians and Russians, and it was later discovered that the newly created “Estonia 200” party was responsible.

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