Avo Martinson of UPF-Estonia (top right) with speakers Reigo Tõnsberg (bottom) and Liisa Orav
Reigo Tõnsberg, owner of an Estonian football team
Reigo Tõnsberg (standing, fourth from left) with a North Korean football team
Liisa Orav, a student of Korean linguistics at Seoul National University
Liisa Orav’s photos of traveling through South Korea with her mother

Tallinn, Estonia—Participants of a UPF webinar heard the impressions of two Estonians who have visited the Korean Peninsula.

“Korea—Land of the Morning Calm: Personal Experience" was held on February 20, 2021. The aim of this webinar was to introduce the audience to the life in North Korea and South Korea.

The first to speak was Reigo Tõnsberg, owner of a football team in Estonia and the main sponsor of the largest summer football tournament in the Baltic States, the Pärnu Summer Cup.

Mr. Tõnsberg recalled his meeting wonderful people in North Korea, as he attended mass games and looked for opportunities to contact local football coaches to tell them about his latest football project, United Korea, which already has been held three times in Estonia.

The second speaker was Liisa Orav, a student at Seoul National University, where she is studying Korean linguistics. The topic of her speech was "Korea Is Much More Than Just Seoul." She described how she and her mother traveled to Jeju Island and visited the cities of Daejeon and Gongju and the Nagan Eupseong folk village.

The audience, who were viewing the event online from Estonia, Ukraine, Russia, and Belarus, asked many questions of the two speakers.

In conclusion, UPF-Estonia Secretary General Avo Martinson gave a presentation about the development of civilization, and how the fruits of all civilizations will flourish and bear fruit on the Korean Peninsula. He explained the role of the Korean Peninsula and said that it represents the whole world in miniature. As soon as peace reigns on the Korean Peninsula, there will be peace throughout the world. He announced that the next webinar will take place on March 13.

At the end of the webinar, the participants enjoyed a video of a performance by the Little Angels Children’s Folk Ballet of Korea.

One participant wrote afterward: “Thank you very much for the wonderful webinar on Korea. Interesting texts and informative illustrations. I clicked the ‘Like’ button and subscribed. I look forward to the next webinar on March 13.”

To see a recording of the webinar, click on this link.


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