Difference Maker Aarne Saluveer helps meld an alienated Russian minority into Estonia’s culture

The conductor is on a mission to bring Estonia’s Russian- and Estonian-speakers together in the way he knows best – through song.

By , Correspondent

MATI HIIS/ÕHTULEHT

On a recent spring day in Rugodiv auditorium in Narva, a city on Estonia’s eastern border with Russia, 280 children are singing: “This is what I hear/ This is what I see/ This is what I feel/ This is my homeland.”