10.01.2019: The Nobel Family

The Nobel family is a prominent cross-border Swedish/Russian family creating its business and philantropical contributions in the 19th/20th/21st century based from the Baltics.

Philip Alexander Nobel was born in Stockholm/Sweden, studied in Switzerland, lived partly in Russia and supported among others G-Global in Astana/ Kazakhstan (see also). "He was a real cosmopolite - supporting young people generously" Prof.Hallier stated in memory of the cooperation.


15.12.2018 : Continuing Learning

In 2018 Eric Telkkälä from Rovaniemi, Finland had his first traineeship with the European Retail Academy in Cologne, Germany and produced the YouTube "My experience of German apprenticeship"

Now in 2019 he will be working as a web designer for Tartu Vocational School, Estonia as part of an European Erasmus Project - making an universal platform for international school mobilities.


10.11.2018 : German-Baltic Culture

In the German city of Lüneburg the German-Baltic Cultural Foundation owns a historical building established by the salt-merchant Dietrich Brömse between 1406 and 1426. Some parts were changed to the Barock-Style in a renovation at 1637.

The Foundation promotes research about the tradition and culture of the Baltics,; it has a great library about many sectors from that area. The Foundation also invites young people like the student and Kokles-player Rozita Spicaa from Riga /Latvia to showcase the local flavour and to bridge the Baltics and Germany. By this it is a tool for peaceful cooperations beyond the borders according to Prof.Dr.B.Hallier

10.10.2018 : Admiral Kruzenshtern

Adam Johann von Kruzenshtern (1770 - 1846) was a German-Baltic Admiral born in Estonia who from 1803-1806 was the Commander of the first Russian sailing expedition around the world. He is buried in the Cathedral of Tallinn. His life as well as that of his sons show that in the 19th century personalities from the Baltic served different governments changing several countries around that area.

After World War II the German Flying P-Liner Padua, built in 1926 in Bremerhaven, was taken by the Soviet Union and named "Kruzenshtern". Its home harbour changed from Riga/Latvia to Tallinn/Estonia and finally Kaliningrad/Königsberg/Russia. Twice the bark Kruzenshtern sailed the expedition route of 1803-1806. Prof.B.Hallier joined the sailing team several times under the Commanders Kolomenski, Sedow and Nowikow (see also LINK). For Hallier the bark is "an ambassador for peace - uniting different histories and playing host for trainees exploring the globe".

10.09.2018 : Eremitage

The first art-collection of Zar Katharina II originates from Prussia/Germany. The textile merchant and owner of the "Aechte Porcelaine Manufacture" in Berlin, J.E.Gotzkowsky (1710-1775), bought in 1763 for the Prussian King Friedrich II 225 Dutch and Flamish paintings, which the King had ordered but due to the costs of the Seven-Years-War (1756-1763) between Austria and Prussia had been no longer affordable for Frederic II.

Gotzkowsky solved his own liquidity problem which derived from that situation by a deal with the Russian aristocrate W.S.Dolgoruki : the Russian got the paintings (passing them on to Katharina II in 1764) and Gotzkowski got in turn grain for the horses of Frederic II. Based on this initiative and the accumulation of art within the next two centuries now the Eremitage Gallery in the former Winter Palace in St.Petersburg attracts visitors from all over the world.

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