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· August, 2006

Stories about History from August, 2006

Jamaica: White martyrs, Black savages

Having watched the trailer for a newly released film set in Uganda, Jamaican novelist Marlon James announces that he's sick and tired of “stories of a white man trapped in...

Serbia: Collective Guilt

Srdjan Cvijic of The TransAtlantic Assembly a translates an article by a renowned Serbian political analyst on Kosovo, the West and the feeling of collective guilt.

Russia: End of War Anniversary

David McDuff of A Step At A Time translates an article on the tenth anniversary of the end of the First Chechen War.

Russia: Deportation of Volga Germans

J. Otto Pohl translates a decree that ordered deportation of the Volga Germans to Kazakhstan and Siberia in 1941.

Kyrgyzstan: Chess

Go Kyrgyz! writes about how chess came to Kyrgyzstan and the enthusiasm for the game today.

Serbia: Criticism of the Flag and Anthem

Dictionary of the Serbian Mess explains the coat of arms that appears on the Serbian flag and compares Serbian anthem to that of Slovenia.

Georgia: Gangster's Paradise

Carpetblogger reports on Batumi, the capital of the Georgian region of Ajaria, saying that autonomy was far from kind to the city.

Albania: Greater, or Natural, Albania

Our Man in Tirana writes about ‘Greater Albania’ or, as it was called in a recent interview by the political adviser to the Albanian Prime Minister, the ‘Natural Albania': “Citing...

Bosnia & Herzegovina: Karadzic Sightings

Balkan Ghost of Finding Karadzic visits Trebinje and Lastva in the Republika Srpska to investigate Radovan Karadzic sightings there: “While in the west we treat Karadzic sightings with alarm, they...

Serbia: Tito's Mausoleum

Mat Savelli of Roma Roma writes about the highlight of his visit to Belgrade: Tito's Mausoleum at the House of Flowers.

Poland: Tukkers in Auschwitz

Jo and Ants The Tukkers of Tuk to the Road travel from Lviv to Krakow to Auschwitz – and arrive in Prague.

Russian-Language Blogs: Miscellanea (3)

Israeli blogger pilka writes (RUS) about a surreal experience of eating next to three clowns at a hospital in the wartime Haifa: […] I had breakfast with clowns today. I...

Belize: Caye Caulker

Lee Vanderwalker posts some sepia-toned photos and a “technology timeline” of Caye Caulker, Belize.

Senegal: Commemorating the Senegalese Riflemen of WWII

While Senegal commemorated the Senegalese riflemen who assisted the French in WWII, Senegalese blogger Semett remembered (Fr) their forced labor, involuntary conscription and drew comparisons with the triangular slave trade....

South Africa: Apartheid feet-washing apology dismissed

A notorious South African Apartheid-era security minister hit the headlines after he washed the feet of an anti-Apartheid campaigner in an act of contrition. South Africa Logue dismissed the gesture...

Chile: The Day that Pinochet Dies

Publicist Roberto Arancibia is one of Chile's most popular bloggers. His affable tone and optimistic perspective are adept at parsing a variety of topics. Yet rarely does his blog, El...

Central Asia: Borders 3

Ben Paarmann posts the third part of his series on the determination of borders in Central Asia.

Ukraine: Maidan Now

Robert Mayer of Publius Pundit visits Kyiv's Maidan, takes pictures and talks to its current inhabitants, nearly two years after the Orange Revolution.

Russia, Ukraine: News Roundup

Yuri Mamchur of Russia Blog summarizes the news: cathedral on fire; good citizen enriches himself by not robbing the state; Ukraine's former prime minister sentenced for money laundering in the...

China: cultural history

Mary Ann O'donnell writes a brief introduction of xin'an county and nine streets museum to show the cultural historical link between Hong Kong and Shenzhen.

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