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· July, 2006

Stories about History from July, 2006

Kenya: Mourning a father

“Next year will be 25 years since you were shot ruthlessly and left to die in some ditch,” writes Farmgirl to her much-missed father. “Oh just want to tell you...

Indonesia: Chinese Valentine's Day

Indonesian blogger Christine Susanna Tjhin, currently a student in China, talks about the traditional Chinese Valentine's Day. This year, the day falls on 31 July.

Latvia: Baltica Festival

Dykun posts footage from the Baltica Festival in Latvia: “More specifically, this is footage of two groups from Latgale. Latgale is a region of Latvia that has long fascinated me;...

Czech Republic: Moravian Folklore

Bored in Brno posts a report from the 49th “annual celebration of local music and folklore in the town of Velka nad Velickou in South Moravia”: “Being a Czech festival,...

Serbia: Yugoslav Film Archive

Belgrade Blog writes about the new storage space for the Yugoslav film archive.

Russia: Brian Grover & Matthias Rust

Copydude writes about two men who became (in)famous after they flew their light planes into Russia illegally: Brian Grover (1938) and Matthias Rust (1987).

China and South Korea: whose cultural heritage ?

Richardson in Korea Liberator blogs about the potential debate between China and South Korea concerning Mt Baedu (or Changbaishan in Chinese pronounciation) as China has decided to register Mt. Baekdu...

China: Tangshan earthquake

Joel Martinsen in Danwei attemps to explain why the Chinese Government spent so much effort to commemorate the Tangshan earthquake. “To some extent, it is this determination, and not the...

DRC: Carefully Hopeful

Echoing the optimism of another US-Based DRC blogger, The Salon writes (Fr): “The elections have finally begun. Though there are justified worries about the election's transparency, this is a a...

DRC: Documentary Video

The Salon posts a french-speaking video-documentary covering the last 6 year's events including the 6-day war between Rwandan and Ugandan armies, the assasination of Laurent Kabila and the promise of...

Haiti: 1941's Port-au-Prince

From Port-au-Prince, Marcel Salnave posts (Fr) an article written by his journalist father of the same name in 1941: “our capital is embellishing under the welcome influence of urban planning....

Ukraine: Waiting for Yushchenko

Dan McMinn of Orange Ukraine posts a brief update on Ukrainian politics and offers a few apolitical links.

Russia: Kaliningrad Travel Restrictions

Copydude writes about travel restrictions for Kaliningrad residents: “As fast the Berlin Wall came down, the EU has been building it back up. You can’t paint nice murals on the...

Bangladesh: Persecution of the Sufis

Sadiq Alam on why the Sufis were persecuted through history. “Because sufis often speak against injustice in the name of religion, they often speak against unjust rulers, they often speak...

Russia, Ukraine: Stories About Words

Below is the translation of three stories about words: in the first one, they are being banned; in the second, they offend; in the third, there aren't enough of them....

Bahamas: Goodbye, British Honours list?

Nassau Bahamas Vacation reports briefly on the plans afoot in the Bahamas to abolish the British Honours list: “Her Majesty will no doubt let her views be channeled through her...

Croatia: Dubrovnik Now and Then

Edward Lucas, Central and East European correspondent of The Economist, writes about his two visits to Croatia's seaside town Dubrovnik: in 1985 and this year.

Russia: Amber Room

Copydude writes about Kaliningrad and the mystery of the Amber Room.

Middle East reaction: Petition

Aba Boy links to a petition called “Save the Lebanese Civilians”.

Thailand: Thai King's Biography

Bookish in Thailand rounds up what other bloggers are saying about a new biography on Thailand's king. Thailand usually bans books or movies that shows the monarchy in negative light....

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