What did I learn this week in Estonia part 7
Ok, there is something wrong too.
- In Tallinn the remains of Finnish IT worker were found from his apartment. He had been cut in pieces and stuffed in plastic bags. Interesting tidbit is the fact that when I moved to Tallinn I considered if I should rent an apartment from the same building.
- Estonia has the highest murder rate in EU. During my stay in here two high profile businesmen have been murdered. Third was attempted but the bullet killed an 16 year schoolgirl instead.
- World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates, one in every 100 people in the 15 to 49 age group in Estonia may be infected with HIV. Worse situation exists only in African countries.
90% of all HIV infections are among injecting drug users. 3/4 of them among people under 25. While the numbers are high the epidemic remains concentrated in Russian speaking drug injectors in specific geographic areas (source: WHO Epidemiological Fact Sheet)
- Estonia sometimes tries to be too American. In Võrumaa parents of kindergarten kids had to fill an application allowing their children to sit the knee of Santa Claus. Additionally a new law was passed which allows teenagers starting from 12 use firearms.