Joining the ranks of The Maldives and Sweden, Estonia has opened a virtual embassy in Second Life. The Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet stated that the importance of the internet as a source of communication, and the growing number of countries interested in establishing a virtual presence in SL drove the decision to set up the embassy.
There are plans for there to be regular events at the embassy, including art exhibits, conferences and lectures, with the first lecture scheduled for January and being delivered by the Estonian Ambassador to Great Britain. The design of the building, both interior and exterior, looks rather unique and sort of futuristic. One of the coolest parts of this news though, is a talking dog: "Visitors to the Estonian embassy will hear current news read by an Estonian hound". The TechCrunch article linked below has a picture of said hound, and I'm sure it eagerly awaits your visit so that it can fill you in on the latest happenings.
There is a full gallery of the new embassy at the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs' website.
Estonia joins the list of countries with Embassies in Second Life
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