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· December, 2006

Stories about History from December, 2006

Russia, Belarus: “Gazilla”

There's a distinct sense of deja vu this New Year's Eve: Gazprom, Russia's largest (and state-controlled) company and the world's biggest extractor of natural gas, is in the spotlight again,...

The Balkans: Main 2006 Stories

Ed of Balkan Baby lists the most important regional stories of 2006: “Slovenia moves towards Eurozone,” “Croatia and Serbia Disappoint at World Cup,” “Croatia Stop-Start its way towards EU,” etc.

Africa: James Brown and Africa

Blake Lambert, blogging at Sub-Saharan Africa Roundtable, writes about James Brown's connection to Africa, “Yet JB’s best-known visit to the continent was in 1974 when he performed at a concert...

Bahamas, Guyana: Garlic pork and Guyanese politics

The vinegary aroma of garlic pork incites Bahamian Larry Smith to a Proustian meditation on the modern political history of Guyana.

Russia: Kalmyk Deportation

Yet another sad anniversary from J. Otto Pohl: “Sixty-three years ago the Stalin regime deported the vast majority of the Kalmyk population from their historic homeland to Siberia.”

Serbia, USA: What Serbs Think About America

In his blog post called “America is shaking”, Neven Andjelic shares his opinion on the United States (SRP): This big country is shaking. A number of events have caused the...

Cambodia: Angkor Wat in the Seven Wonders

Vutha points to Angkor Wat's official caretaker body asking Cambodian people to vote for the monument to be included in a new list of seven wonders of the world.

Brunei: New Banknotes

The Daily Brunei Resources has the trivia on the new banknotes released today in Brunei.

Trinidad & Tobago: Christmas, credulity and commerce

Jeremy Taylor goes over some of the impossible notions about Christmas we have come to accept as fact, concluding “I take some comfort in the thought that the man at...

Russia: Moscow Half a Century Ago

LJ user fool_4_lifetime found a rare photo album in a Moscow dump – Im Flug nach Moskau, by Erich Einhorn, ARTIA, 1959 – and scanned and posted 60 spreads of...

Burundi: Titanic Express massacre

Agathon Rwasa remembers the victims of the Titanic Express massacre in Burundi.

Ethiopia/Somali: a reckless war

Enset describes Ethiopia-Somali war as “a reckless war borne of bad choices”: “If the Ethio-Eritrean war of 1998-2000 was a senseless war, then this war between the radical Somali Islamist...

Latvia: Ahistorical View of History

Marginalia writes about Latvia's WWI battles and the ahistorical approach of some observers.

Guadeloupe, India: 152nd Anniversary of Tamul Hindus’ Arrival

Atout Guadeloupe announces (Fr) that Guadeloupeans of Hindu Tamul origin celebrated the 152nd anniversary of their ancestors’ arrival in Guadeloupe on Dec. 24. Says the feed: “Hindus arrived after the...

India: The day MGR died

Metroblogging Chennai remembers the Christmas Eve of 1987, when a famous politician died. “The size of the crowd was unimaginable – hundreds of thousands of people. The driver had to...

Ukraine, USA: North Dakota Ukrainians

Ukraine List writes about Ukrainians of North Dakota.

Russia: A Blogger's Short Stories

Copydude is posting short stories – one, two, three, four – he wrote while in Tatarstan: “They come under the category of ‘True Lies’ – or what writers prefer to...

Russia: Litvinovich on Beslan Report

David McDuff of A Step At A Time translates a piece by Marina Litvinovich, an activist and founder of the Truth of Beslan portal; she writes: “Another of the report’s...

Poland: Honorary King

The beatroot reports: “46 members of the Polish parliament have tabled a motion to name Jesus Christ as the ‘honorary King of the Republic of Poland’. […] There is an...

Estonia: Christmas Customs

Itching for Eestimaa writes about Estonian Christmas customs.

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