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Gallery: Allied tanks to face off in final battle of Spring Storm

- 1 day ago

The maneuver units of the volunteer Estonian Defence League, which participated in training battles in earlier phases of the exercise, will not participate in the final battle. Spring Storm will conclude on May 26 following a final lineup at the Central ...

The New York Times: Estonia is training a nation of insurgents

- 6 months ago

One of the largest newspapers in the world, the New York Times, has published a lengthy report on how the Estonian Defence League is training its members to become “insurgents” in case Russia should attack the country. “Estonia, a NATO member with a ...

Estonia mobilises guerrilla army of men, women and children fearing Russian invasion

- 5 months ago

The Estonian Defence League (EDL) is carrying out war games alongside the country's conventional armed forces as tensions escalate. More than 15,000 Estonians have so far signed up in the wake of Russia's aggressive foreign policy actions in Ukraine ...

Kaupo Kikkas: No Tears Project – Members of The Estonian Defence League

- 1 year ago

Renowned Estonian photographer, Kaupo Kikkas, has released a series of portraits of members of Estonia’s Defence League. Kikkas’s series follows a series that was recently published online by Lithuanian photographer Neringa Rekasiute which portrays men ...

The Tigers exercise with Estonian Army

- 8 months ago

The multi-lateral training, led by the Estonian Defence League and including US and Lithuanian troops, has tested the Reserve Battalion tactically in a challenging environment. Commanding Officer 3 PWRR, Lieutenant Colonel Andy Betts said: “Estonia is ...

Estonia's civilian militia bulks up in face of Russian aggression

- 2 months ago

TALLINN, Estonia --They may look like soldiers, but they’re actually ordinary men and women with day jobs who volunteer in the Estonian Defence League, a kind of citizen’s militia. There are more than 13,000 of them, a civilian resistance force ready ...

British troops exercise with Estonian Army

- 8 months ago

Exercise Baltic Star will provide the opportunity for a Reserve Battalion to achieve training through a multi lateral training event, led by the Estonian Defence League, including the US and Lithuanians. The exercise will test tactically the Reserves in ...

How a cyber attack transformed Estonia

- 3 weeks ago

That's why Estonia's government has now set up a voluntary Cyber Defence Unit. Since Russia's 2014 annexation of Crimea, the Estonian Defence League has been much reported on by the international press: at weekends 25,000 volunteers don fatigues and head ...

Reservists and the National Guard offer untapped resources for cybersecurity

- 1 month ago

In the wake of cyber attacks against its public and private internet infrastructure in 2007, Estonia announced plans to develop the Estonian Defence League, a collection of volunteers — now numbering in the hundreds — who are prepared to help the ...

Baltic Defense: Estonia's Volunteer Army, B-Roll

- 1 year ago

(01:53) VARIOUS SHOTS – A TEAM OF ESTONIAN DEFENCE LEAGUE VOLUNTEERS LAY SIEGE TO A BUILDING BEING PROTECTED BY A RIVAL TEAM IN THE PARNU MUNICIPALITY DURING EXERCISE HURRICANE 4. (02:32) VARIOUS HELMET CAM SHOTS – ESTONIAN SOLDIERS PREPARING ...

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