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· August, 2007

Stories about History from August, 2007

Ukraine: “What Will the Elections Change?”

Taras Kuzio compares Ukrainian politicians to their French counterparts: “Yulia could become Ukraine’s Thatcher or Sarkozy – Yushchenko will always be a Chirac. Maybe a woman can do what a...

Ukraine: Crimea

On the last day of summer, here's a translation of LJ user drugoi's photo report on his trip to Crimea, one of the favorite summer tourism destinations in the Soviet...

Trinidad & Tobago: 45 Years of Independence

Nicholas Laughlin quotes BC Pires on the occasion of Trinidad and Tobago's 45th anniversary of Independence, while IZATRINI.com compares the country's first Independence Day celebration with how the holiday is...

Egypt: Princess Diana's Death

Egyptian Zeinobia marks the 10th anniversary of Princess Diana's death with this post.

Trinidad & Tobago: The Caribs

The CAC Review finds “noteworthy” a news story about the indigenous Caribs in Trinidad and Tobago in the context of the work of a government-appointed Amerindian Projects Committee.

Bahamas: The Power of Print

“There's an email making the rounds entitled ‘Blacks Don't Read’. Being Black, I read it”: Nicolette Bethel, guest authoring at Bahama Pundit, blogs about the power of print.

Barbados: Answers for Britton's Hill

Barbados Underground suggests that Barbados’ Chief Town Planner should provide some answers on the Britton's Hill tragedy: “It is not BU’s intention to engage in the blame game but we...

Iran:Talking to Gary Sick

View from Iran continues his interesting interviews and this time she talks with Gary Sick. The blogger says Gary Sick was in the Carter administration during the taking of the...

Iran:Iranian historical buildings in 6 photos

Kosoof, a leading photo blogger, has published Iranian historical buildings in 6 photos.The blogger has given an explanation about each one.

Russia: “Anti-Akhmatova”

Languor Management writes about Tamara Katayeva's “600-page assault on the literary legacy Anna Akhmatova”: “This reminds me of Emma Gerstein's Moscow Memoirs, which was supposed to have debunked Nadehzda and...

Tanzania: Before Mandela there was Mwalimu Nyerere

Who is Mwalimu Nyerere?: “Before Nelson Mandela there was Julius Kambarage Nyerere. But who is Nyerere? Many do not recognise the name.”

Sudan: Sudanese Saint Josephine Bakhita

Remembering the Sudanese Saint Josephine Bakhita: “Reading St.Josephine Bakhita's story made me want 2 cry, at the time when most of us had a pretty decent childhood, she spent hers...

South Africa: Mandela statue in London

Nelson Mandela has a statue in London: “Attended by large crowds and graced by a gospel choir and some pomp and circumstance, a statue of Nelson Mandela was unveiled today...

Ukraine: Ethnic Russians

Window on Eurasia writes about another way of looking at Ukraine's ethnic Russians and their political preferences.

Russia: Geopolitical Dreams

Window on Eurasia writes that while some Russians are dreaming of a “Russian Texas,” others offer a scenario of the disintegration of the United States.

Serbia: Kosovo and Other “Statelets”

Steady State writes about Kosovo and the “de facto statelets of Abkhazia, Transnistria, South Ossetia and Nagorno Karabakh.”

Albania: A Vacation Report

Marko Bucik spends his vacation in Albania, a country that is “an endless joy” – despite the fact that “there are almost no street names, no mailboxes, few places have...

Anguilla: Sea Bath

Bob Morris fondly remembers what Anguilla's “most famous citizen” taught him about the “unspeakable joy” of a good sea bath…

Russia: The Strugatsky Brothers

De Rebus Antiquis Et Novis writes about the famous Soviet science fiction writers, the Strugatsky brothers: “For some reason, I was sure until recently that these books are so good...

Jamaica: Election Questions

“Her poor showing in the national debates and the political missteps this week with the declaration of a state of public emergency has made that painfully all too clear –...

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