Paul-Eerik Rummo

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Paul-Eerik Rummo
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Paul-Eerik Rummo in 2011.
Minister of Population and Ethnic Affairs
In office
Prime Minister Juhan Parts
Andrus Ansip
Preceded by Eldar Efendijev
Succeeded by Urve Palo
Minister of Culture and Education
In office
Prime Minister Mart Laar
Preceded by Rein Loik
Succeeded by Peeter Olesk
Personal details
Born (1942-01-19) 19 January 1942 (age 75)
Tallinn, Estonia
Spouse(s) Viiu Härm

Paul-Eerik Rummo (born January 19, 1942) is an Estonian poet and politician and a former Estonian Minister of Culture and Education, as well as former Estonian Minister of Population Affairs.

Rummo was born in Tallinn, the son of Estonian writer Paul Rummo. Paul-Eerik studied literature in Tartu University, which he graduated in 1965. Rummo has worked in Estonian theatres.

Paul-Eerik Rummo is married to an actress and writer Viiu Härm.


In the novel Purge (in Finnish Puhdistus) by Sofi Oksanen, Rummo's poetry becomes a symbol of resistance against Russification in Estonia, sprinkled throughout the narrative.[1]


  1. ^ Jaggi, Maya (21 August 2010). "Purge by Sofi Oksanen". The Guardian. Retrieved 2010-09-05. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Rein Loik
Estonian Minister of Culture and Education
Succeeded by
Peeter Olesk
Preceded by
Eldar Efendijev
Estonian Minister of Population and Ethnic Affairs
Succeeded by
Urve Palo