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· October, 2007

Stories about History from October, 2007

Ukraine: Construction in Kyiv; Catherine II in Odesa

Ukrainiana writes about “sardine-packed construction” in Kyiv and the dedication of the monument to Catherine II in Odesa – and posts videos of the related violence.

Ukraine: History of Music

Ukrainian Musical Matters posts a concise but comprehensive review of Ukrainian music – from 20,000 years ago to the present.

Bangladesh: 1971 and War Criminals

Voice of Bangladeshi Bloggers on why it's high time the war criminals of 1971 were dealt with.

Ukraine, Belarus: Helping Chernobyl Children

In a comment to MoldovAnn‘s recent post about Chernobyl aid organizations, executive director of one such charity mentions new approaches to rehabilitation of children affected by the 1986 catastrophe. The...

Philippines: Spanish Contribution

Jerome Herrera feels history books do not give enough credit to the Spanish contribution to the Philippines.

St. Kitts & Nevis, Trinidad & Tobago: The True Caribbean

“Being born a West Indian means that I am less likely to succumb to the palm trees, blue sea, white sand, standard tourist pitch. The Caribbean islands are so much...

Barbados: Answering the Call

Living in Barbados hears the call of ancestral voices…

Cuba: UN Motion

Both Child of the Revolution and The Cuban Triangle blog about the outcome of the UN motion for the United States to lift its long-standing embargo against Cuba.

Cuba: The Power of Imagery

Child of the Revolution blogs about “a new exhibition…looking at the ‘use and abuse’ of that now-ubiquitous Alberto Korda photograph of Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara.”

Russia: Remembering Victims of 1937; Podcasting Their Names

Seventy years since Stalin's Great Terror of 1937, many Russians are ignorant of their country's horrible past, Windows on Eurasia reports. Nevertheless, hundreds of people came to Lubyanka yesterday to...

Russia: Mikhalkov's “12”

Ntalia Anonova reviews Nikita Mikhalkov's “12”: “The movie isn’t some exotic, tourist-y, BBC “country profile”-y jaunt through an ethnic conflict. It crushes you, resuscitates you, crushes you some more.”

Russia: Bukovsky on Putin's Prison Slang

Former dissident Vladimir Bukovsky says president Vladimir Putin doesn't understand the prison camp slang he sometimes uses, Window on Eurasia reports.

China: Reconstruction of Yuan Ming Yuan

Wei yingjie from my1510 opposes the reconstruction of Yuan Ming Yuan, a royal garden built in Ching Dynasty and burned down by French and British colonial army in 1860. The...

Russia: Litvinenko With MI6?

Sean's Russia Blog writes on the newly revealed “spy vs. spy” dimension of the Aleksandr Litvinenko case.

Israel: When Yigal Murdered Rabin

Last week marked the 12th anniversary of the murder of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. Gilad Lotan translates a blog from Hebrew which sheds light on the celebrations which broke...

Jamaica: Slave Mentality

“Sometimes I wonder if to be black in this world is to be absolutely unaccountable. For anything.” Marlon James picks apart the slave mentality.

Guyana: View of Guyana

A returning national shares her experience of Guyana with MACO Caribbean Living.

China: Virtual Shanghai

Fons from China Herald introduces an internet resource on the history and development of Shanghai since mid 19th Century.

Touring Libyan Blogs: October 26 -The Black Day and the Security Council

Why is October 26 called "Day of Mourning" or "Black Day" in Libya and how is it commemorated? Libyan bloggers tell us more about the occasion in this post by...

China: Romance with the Moon

Joel Martinsen from DANWEI has collected and translated various feelings, comments and observations from journalists about China moon travel. Han Song (one of the journalist blogger) has pointed to a...

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