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· June, 2007

Stories about History from June, 2007

Pakistan: Enroute to Attock Fort

All Things Pakistan with a tragic story from 1922 as a train carried prisoners to Attock Fort.

Lebanon: Legends of St George

Lebanese Laila Abu Saba shares her research on St George in this post.

Grenada: Three of “13” Set Free

Notes From The Margin is appalled that three of the Grenada 13 who executed former Prime Minister Maurice Bishop and members of his Cabinet in 1983 have been set free.

Ukraine, Russia: Serhiy Taftay's Guitar

uaMuzik tells the tale of one Ukrainian musician's legendary guitar.

Ukraine: Erotic Symbolism in Folk Songs Lecture

A Ukrainian Diaspora ethnologist will give a lecture in Kyiv on Aug. 25 on the erotic symbolism in Ukrainian folk songs, Nash Holos reports.

Eastern & Central Europe: Feral's Back; Czech Lustration

Illyrian Gazette posts an update on the fate of Feral Tribune (it's back and financially secure), and writes about lustration and music in the Czech Republic.

Bosnia & Herzegovina: Miroslav Lajcak

Balkanizer posts a lengthy and detailed post on the legacy of the outgoing High Representative to Bosnia and Herzegovina: “[…] an unrefined and unedited thinking about the departure of the...

Russia: Rewriting History

Kosmopolit blogs about Putin's attempts to re-write Russian history.

Poland: BBC on Lustration

Dr. Sean's Diary links to a BBC program on “on lustration and decommunization issues in Poland.”

Bangladesh: Rediscovering cultural roots, facing challenges and acknowledging successes

“How effectively a society is able to cope with the challenges it faces depend largely on its culture.” Shahzaman Mazumder tries to find the cultural roots of Bangladesh and provides...

Singapore: Singapore's Hit Band from the 1960s

The mod-ified music blog features audio clips of an interview with two of the members of a popular 1960s local band .

Martiniquian blogger on “Fleurs du Mal”

Le blog de [moi] celebrates the 150th anniversary of Fleurs du Mal (Fr) by posting “Le Vampire” and explaining her attraction to Baudelaire's poetry: “Baudelaire speaks of death and women...

Egypt: Books, History and the Holocaust

The Big Pharaoh finds a interesting book at a street vendor in downtown Cairo. Click here to read more.

Bahamas: Reinventing our Image

“People are people, and fundamentally people are all the same. The differences are superficial; underneath, we are more alike than we think.” Nicolette Bethel calls for a reinvention of “the...

Russia: Monument to the Defenders of Leningrad

Darkness at Noon posts pictures from the Monument to the Defenders of Leningrad.

Croatia: Marko Perković Thompson

Illyrian Gazette and Balkan Baby write about the controversial Croatian singer Marko Perković Thompson and his recent concert in Zagreb. In the same post, Balkan Baby also writes about Tito's...

Poland, Germany: “Stepmother of Europe”

Publius Pundit quotes from a BBC piece on the Polish-German relations and reproduces the controversial cover of the Polish weekly Wprost, featuring a computer-generated image of German Chancellor Angela Merkel...

Russia: Volga Cars

The Turkish Invasion writes about and posts pictures of the Russian-made Volgas: “So you thought that the only machines Soviets built were Ladas and Tanks, but indeed they also had...

Serbia, Russia: “What About the Russians?”

Jasmina Tešanović guest-blogs at Boing Boing about what may appear as Serbia's misguided trust in Russia: “Back in 1999, Russians didn’t veto the bombing of Serbia. The Russians are using...

Jamaica: Personal Space

“From the beginning of slavery, there has been a war fought over black bodies and black space and because we have been victims in the past, we have conceded our...

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