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· April, 2008

Stories about Ethnicity & Race from April, 2008

Estonia, Russia: Bronze Soldier Crisis Anniversary

Vilhelm Konnander posts an extensive analysis of the issues surrounding the first anniversary of the Estonian Bronze Soldier crisis.

Czech Republic: Opinion Polls

Dr. Sean's Diary writes about a poll on who the Czechs’ “least favoured [groups] of potential neighbours” are.

Sri Lanka: Solution to the Ethnic Conflict

The Titular Republic writes in Groundviews giving an insight into the ongoing ethnic conflict in Sri Lanka: “The fundamental cause for this conflict is the perception by one race that...

Armenia: Fashion Zombies

Life Around Me is puzzled by the apparent obsession displayed by many Armenian girls and women in changing their appearance to match foreign ideas of fashion and beauty. In particular,...

Trinidad & Tobago: Roped Off?

Blogging from Trinidad & Tobago, Ramblings and Reason takes a look behind the velvet rope.

UK: Armenian Genocide March

Unzipped posts video, photographs and an account of a march staged by the London-Armenian community remembering the 1.5 million Armenians who died during the 1915 Armenian Genocide in Ottoman Turkey....

Turkmenistan: Tatars Diaspora in Turkmenistran

Abdulgamid writes a post about a website, dedicated to the life of Tatar diaspora in Turkmenistan, an overwhelmingly mono-ethnic country.

Touring Libyan Blogs: Pride, Patriotism, Nationalism and Chastity

There obviously is a link between patriotism, nationalism and pride but where do the women figure in this equation? If you are curious, bear with me and let's dissect the...

Hungary: “Goy Bikers”

Hungarian Spectrum writes about “Goy Bikers” and the “resurgence of neo-nazi activism.”

China and Tibet: Tibetan Wish

Woeser posted 5 short pieces written by Tibetans which expressed their suggestions and wishes for a better Tibet [zh].

Turkmenistan: How many Turkmens are there?

Maciula presents results of his net searching, aim of which was to find out how many Turmens live in the world.

Armenia: Djulfa

Blogian comments on a recent interview given by a former presidential candidate in Armenia on the destruction of an ancient Armenian cemetary in the Azerbaijani exclave of Nakhichevan. The blog...

China: Different Voices on the Upcoming Talk with Dalai Lama

The Xinhua news agency reported Friday that "In view of the requests repeatedly made by the Dalai side for resuming talks, the relevant department of the central government will have...

Russia: Computerization of the Russian North

Window on Eurasia reports: “Scholars in the Sakha Republic have developed computer scripts for the Linux operating system […], a breakthrough that […] promises to open the way for computerization...

Estonia: “The Rubik's Cube of the Soviet Legacy”

Itching for Eestimaa writes about Estonia: “This country is complicated, but attempts to explain it to the outside world often fail. […] Estonia is closer than you think to solving...

Sri Lanka: Ethnicity and Sentiment

groundviews explores the issue of ethnicity as a subjective group sentiment – delving into the idea of being Tamil or Sinhalese in Sri Lanka.

Armenia: Nationalism & Remembrance

The Armenian Patchwork posts some photographs of the 23 April march to the Tsitsernakaberd Armenian Genocide Memorial in Yerevan by youth affiliated to the Armenian Revolutionary Federation — Dashnaktsutyun (ARF-D)....

Armenia: Black Dog of Fate

On the occasion of the 93rd Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, The Armenian Odar Reads reviews Peter Balakian's Black Dog of Fate. Although the book has been around for some...

Armenia: April 24 — Genocide Memorial Day

Yesterday marked the 93rd Anniversary of the Armenian Genocideand the deaths of approximately 1.5 million Armenians in Ottoman Turkey. Every year on 24 April, a date marking the roundup of...

South Korea: Pro Tibet Mobilization

CINA forecasts a pro-Tibet protest during the Olympic Torch relay in Seoul the coming Sunday. According to the blogger, the extreme right to the left and the liberals will have...

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