From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Indrek Toome (born 19 September 1943, in Tallinn) is a former communist Estonian politician and businessman. He served from 1988 to 1990, and was the last Prime Minister (head of the Council of Ministers) of the Estonian Soviet Socialist Republic.
Toome was born into a working-class family. He completed his studies in 1968 as an electrical engineer at the Polytechnic Institute in Tallinn (Estonian Tallinna Polütehniline Instituut, now Tallinn University of Technology).
From 1972 to 1990, Toome held various senior posts in the All-Union Leninist Young Communist League Union of Estonia (Eestimaa Leninlik Kommunistlik Noorsooühing - ELKNÜ) and the Communist Party of Estonia (ERP).
From 16 November 1988 until 1990, Toome was chairman of the Ministers of the Estonian SSR and therefore communist prime minister of Estonia. It was under his leadership that the government succumb to pressure from the Singing Revolution, the peaceful liberation of Estonia from the domination of the Soviet Communist Party. With the collapse of Soviet rule in Estonia, on 3 April 1990, he handed over his office to the first freely elected prime minister of Estonia after the Second World War, Edgar Savisaar. On 20 January 1991, Estonia was once again an independent state.
From 1990 to 1992, Toome was a member of the Supreme Council of the Republic of Estonia (Eesti Vabariigi Ülemnõukogu) to Parliament until the first meeting of the Riigikogu. Since 1992, Indrek Toome is a partner in a real estate firm. In 1995, he was convicted of attempted bribery of Tallinn District Court sentenced to a fine.
- Anvelt, Kärt (21 August 2008). "Indrek Toome: suurim rikkus on elu oma maal ja oma rahva keskel". Eesti Päevaleht (in Estonian). Archived from the original on 13 February 2013. Retrieved 23 January 2010.
Text is available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license; additional terms may apply.
Images, videos and audio are available under their respective licenses.