ALLIK, Jaak (born 8 October 1946), politician, theatre director and publicist. Served in the Ministry of Culture of the Estonian SSR (1977–1981). Minister of Cultural Affairs (1995–1999). President of the Estonian Theatre Union. Director of the Ugala Theatre in Viljandi (2001–2003). Member of the Riigikogu. Member of the Estonian People's Union.
ARJAKAS, Küllo (born 10 October 1959), historian and politician. Member of the Riigikogu. Member of the Estonian Centre Party. Author of several history textbooks.
HVOSTOV, Andrei (born 10 July 1963), journalist. Studied history at the University of Tartu. Author of a collection of essays, Conceptual Estonia (Mõtteline Eesti, 1999), dealing principally with the mythologisation of Estonian history.
ILVES, Toomas Hendrik (born 26 December 1953), politician and diplomat. Estonian Ambassador to the USA, Canada and Mexico (1993–1996). Minister of Foreign Affairs (1996–1998 and 1999–2001). Member and former leader of the Mõõdukad Party. Member of the Riigikogu.
IVANOV, Sergei (born 5 January 1958), politician. Studied systems engineering at Tallinn Polytechnic Institute and political studies at the Institute of State and Municipal Management, St Petersburg. Member of the Riigikogu. Member of the Estonian Reform Party.
JANSEN, Ea (born 14 November 1921), historian. Researcher at the Institute of History (1968–1998). Author of several works on the period of National Awakening in Estonia, notably on the life and work of Carl Robert Jakobson.
KALA, Tiina (born 15 October 1967), historian. Researcher at Tallinn City Archives. Medievalist, specialist in ecclesiastical history.
KAPLINSKI, Jaan (born 22 January 1941), writer. Author of poems and essays influenced by Oriental philosophies. Included amongst his dominant themes are the tragic estrangement of man from reality and the rejection of analytical and classifying western thought.
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Publication information: Book title: Estonia: Identity and Independence. Contributors: Jean-Jacques Subrenat - Editor, David Cousins - Translator, Eric Dickens - Translator, Alexander Harding - Translator, Richard Waterhouse - Translator. Publisher: Rodopi. Place of publication: Amsterdam. Publication year: 2004. Page number: 293.
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