Ingrid Rüütel

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Ingrid and Arnold Rüütel at the Estonian Song Festival in 2009.

Ingrid Rüütel (née Ruus; born 3 November 1935)[1] is an Estonian folklorist and philologist. 2001–2006 she was the First Lady of Estonia, married to President Arnold Rüütel.

Personal lie[edit]

Ingrid Rüütel was born in Tallinn as a daughter of communist politician Neeme Ruus and his wife actress Linda Karin Ruus (née Aruküll). Her father was killed by the German Army during WWII in 1942.

In 1958, Ingrid married with Arnold Rüütel. They have two daughters and 6 grandchildren.

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Proua Ingrid Rüütel". 
  2. ^ Lithuanian Presidency, Lithuanian Orders searching form
Preceded by
Helle Meri
First Lady of Estonia
2001–2006
Succeeded by
Evelin Ilves