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· May, 2006

Stories about History from May, 2006

Pakistan: Dipalpur and history

Shirazi on a town that has held the fort and been a passage of sorts. “Dipalpur is famous in the history as an outpost that has played a significant part...

Russia: Bibliography on Russian-Germans

J. Otto Pohl posts a list of English-language publications on Russian-Germans, one of the many nations deported by Stalin during WWII.

Belarus, Russia: IMF Approves of Common Currency

TOL's Belarus Blog criticizes the IMF's approval of the common currency of Belarus and Russia: “Oh, yeah, IMF is not a political body and does not care or understand that...

Estonia: Nordic Battle Group

Giustino of Itching for Eestimaa writes about the history of military action of Sweden, Norway, Estonia and Finland, and reports on a Nordic Battle Group's workshop that took place Tuesday.

Taiwan: History of Chinese

China's political turbulence for the larger part of the twentieth century had much more impact on the Chinese language than a mere move from traditional to simplified characters. A growing...

Kenya: Slavery & Colonisation

Afrikan Eye writes an excellent piece on Slavery and Colonisation in Africa...

Czech Republic: Montenegro Vote and the Split of Czechoslovakia

Dana of My Czech Republic Blog is reminded by the recent vote in Montenegro of the lack of a similar vote in what used to be Czechoslovakia: “We were not...

Estonia: “The Hole” Review

David McDuff of A Step At A Time reviews The Hole, a study on the sinking of Estonia, “a giant passenger and car ferry in the Baltic Sea in September...

South Africa: Corrupt apartheid regime

South Africa comments on the report “Apartheid Grand Corruption : Assessing the scale of crimes of profit in South Africa from 1976-1994” – Was the regime corrupt? “Yes! Are many...

Serbia & Montenegro: Photos of the Missing Albanians of Kosovo

Doug Muir of A Fistful of Euros writes about a wall of photos of 2,000 missing Albanians next to the government building in Pristina, Kosovo, the story behind these photos...

Russia: The Plight of Russian-Germans

J. Otto Pohl writes about one Russian-German family's road to political asylum in the U.S., the plight of the Russian-Germans during WWII and now, and the “deep-rooted Germanophobia among the...

Estonia: Interview With Aili Jogi

Giustino of Itching for Eestimaa writes about Aili Jogi, who, at the age of 15, together with a friend, destroyed the first monument to the Soviet soldiers in Tallinn, the...

Hong Kong: Tiananmen massacre remembered

Photos, translation and analysis from EastSouthWestNorth blogger Roland Soong look at the declining attendance of Hong Kong's annual commemorations of the 1989 military crackdown in Beijing which saw many students,...

China: June fourth buildup

Chinese authorities get a little anxious around this time every year, says Celia at China Activist Weekly, and this year is no different.

Africa: Slavery & colonisation

Afrikan Eye has an informative and extensive piece on Slavery and Colonisation in Africa.

Jamaica: Family history and chicken soup

Geoffrey Philp reminisces about Struie, the small village in Westmoreland, Jamaica, where his mother grew up, and provides a “Jamaican-Miami” version of a traditional family recipe for cold-curing chicken soup.

Belarus: Dzerzhinsky Monument Opens, Airspace Closes

Iryna of TOL's Belarus Blog writes about tomorrow's opening of a monument to Felix Dzerzhinsky at the Military Academy in Minsk: “Throughout his 12 years in power, Lukashenka has paid...

Puerto Rico: Independence cretinism

Gil the Jenius defends his right to describe as “cretins” those who consider “El Grito de Lares”, a revolt which took place in 1868, as an important event in the...

Russia: Relations with Sweden

Vilhelm Konnander writes about a diplomatic dispute between Russia and Sweden, and the past and the future of the relationship between the two countries.

Yerevan: Destroying the Past

Christian Garbis continues his reporting on the destruction of Yerevan's pre-Soviet buildings to make way for new construction.

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