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· February, 2007

Stories about History from February, 2007

Ukraine: Chernobyl Posters

Ukraine List posts samples of Chernobyl poster art.

Palestine: A Lesson in History

Palestinian blogger Abu Issa takes us down memory lane to Palestine in 1948 through words, memories and photographs here.

The Balkans: Bloggers Discuss the ICJ Verdict

On Monday, after nearly ten months of deliberation, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) declared that the 1995 Srebrenica Massacre was an act of genocide, but that the pattern of...

Sri Lanka: Inheriting Colombo

The Lolly DJ writes a fabulously touching piece on inheriting Colombo from a grandpa who came to Sri Lanka 65 years back.” In 1942, my grandfather, Arthur, was en-route to...

Sudan: Diversity And Identity Crisis

Many of the posts on the Sudanese blogosphere during the past 2 weeks discussed Sudan's diversity and also revolved around the issue of identity. Sudanese Thinker had an interesting post...

Morocco: Vintage Larache Postcard

MarocAntan, a blog dedicated to “documents and souvenirs of past Morocco” posts (Fr) an old postcard depicting an aerial view of Larache.

Taiwan: Name-rectification Debate

The two terms “Taiwan” and “Republic of China” ( R.O.C.) has been intertwined together for the last decades. However, after several elections, with the switch in ruling parties from the...

Poland: On “The Lives of Others”

Traveling Life writes this about the foreign film that got this year's Oscar: “Anyway, Lives of Others did make me appreciate a little more the hate felt by many towards...

Romania: Bran Fortress

Romerican writes about the really complex history of Brasov’s Bran Fortress.

Soviet History: Chechen and Ingush Deportations

J. Otto Pohl writes about the deportation of the Chechen and Ingush people from their homeland 63 years ago.

Haiti: Who Was Louis-Jean Beaugé?

Haiti d'Outre-Mer shares some delightful folk anecdotes about legendary Jérémie native Louis-Jean Beaugé and his descendants. The mythic figure's name has become a Haitian Creole expression to designate people who...

Egypt: Jesus Family Tomb Discovered.

Egyptian blogger Zeinobia gives us links to the discovery of a tomb allegedly belonging to the family of Jesus Christ here. She also gives us her very own analysis of...

Cuba: “Vamos a Selma”

Babalú Blog‘s Val Prieto posits an imaginary book entitled “Vamos a Selma” (“Let's go to Selma”) which offers a false and revisionist history of the American south and the civil...

The Balkans: Reactions to the ICJ's Verdict

The massacre in Srebrenica was an act of genocide, declares the International Court of Justice. East Ethnia blogged while waiting for the verdict – and then provided an initial reaction...

Russia: Feb. 23; Hatred for Bush

How do young men of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk celebrate the Army Day? Why do Russians hate George W. Bush? Tim Newman of White Sun of the Desert answers these questions – here...

Russia: Post-Putin Future Discussed

Scraps of Moscow, Sean's Russia Blog, and Robert Amsterdam discuss this New York Times Magazine piece on Russia's post-Putin future.

Russia: Feb. 23

Thadhaea and Scraps of Moscow desribe what the Army Day in Russia feels and looks like.

Ukraine: Castles and Fortresses

Ukraine List posts an entry about Ukrainian fortress town Kamyanets-Podilsky. Olechko writes about the Palanok Castle in Mukachevo.

Sri Lanka: On Identity

Tiny Little Fractures on the exploration of identity in the Sri Lankan blogosphere. “Here’s the thing, I think barking up the tree of a “Sri Lankan national identity” is a...

Kazakhstan: Afghanistan Veteran

neweurasia posts a fascinatin interview with a veteran of the Soviet war in Afghanistan.

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