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· November, 2007

Stories about History from November, 2007

Barbados: Independence Day

It's All Good and Barbados Underground wish their fellow Barbadians a Happy 41st Independence Day!

Russia: “Enemies of Russia”=”Enemies of the People”?

Window on Eurasia writes: “Russian President Vladimir Putin’s characterization of his political opponents and those standing behind them as ‘the enemies of Russia’ has sparked a discussion among his supporters...

Russia: Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya

De Rebus Antiquis Et Novis and Executed Today write about the myths surrounding life and death of Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya.

Azerbaijan: Djulfa

Blogian reports that a documentary highlighting the destruction of an Armenian cemetery in the Azerbaijani exclave of Nakhichevan is being distributed to members of the U.S. Congress. However, the Armenian...

Pakistan: A brief history of Swat

Chapati Mystery explains the issues surrounding Swat in Pakistan.

Jamaica: My Jamaica

Jamaican Geoffrey Philp blogs about the land of his birth.

Russia: ‘The Coast of Utopia’ by Tom Stoppard

Moscow Through Brown Eyes reviews Tom Stoppard’s The Coast of Utopia, a play that “endeavors to paint a portrait of the lives and thought of several major mid-century Russian-thinkers (Herzen,...

Estonia: Tallinn and “Devaluation Scare”

Itching for Eestimaa writes about Estonia's capital and the recent “devaluation scare”: “To your average Estonian, who is female, speaks Estonian as a first language, doesn't live in Tallinn, and...

Bosnia & Herzegovina: Trial for U.N. and Netherlands

Srebrenica Genocide Blog reports: “Dutch court ruled Tuesday that the United Nations and the Netherlands should face trial for the 1995 Srebrenica genocide.”

Belarus: Palonka Battle

TOL's Belarus writes about the Palonka Battle and the Belarusians’ indifference towards their nation's history.

Belarus, Poland: Kurapaty, Katyń

TOL's Belarus watches Andrzej Wajda's Katyń and hopes to see a similar film about the Kurapaty tragedy in Belarus one day.

Albania: Death Rites

Living in Shkoder writes about Albanian death rites.

Albania: Independence

Albania marked 95 years of independence on Nov. 28, and Albanian Blogger posted “a short history leading to the country’s independence.”

Russia: Double Standards

Sean's Russia Blog writes about double standards in coverage and reactions to the Russian election in the West: “To think President Bush had to nerve to throw his two cents...

India: Manholes and Sewers

synchroni-cities reflects on manhole covers. A brief history of the modern sewer system.

South Korea: Wartime Propaganda Movie

Matt looks into a propaganda movie Volunteer (Jiwonbyeong) from 1941 in detail to study traces of Korean contemporary nationalism.

Ukraine: Thoughts on Yushchenko's Bloc

It's been nearly two months since the Sept. 30 snap parliamentary election in Ukraine, and although there are plenty of "democratic coalition" promises and hopes in the air, it has...

Ukraine: Coverage of Holodomor in the East

Foreign Notes offers samples of media coverage of Holodomor in Eastern Ukraine.

Russia: The Marines

De Rebus Antiquis Et Novis writes about the history of the marines in Russia.

Poland: Kapuściński's Translators

Our Man in Gdansk writes about a collection of stories by translators of Ryszard Kapuściński: “It was to have been birthday present, but Kapuściński died before it appeared. The contributions...

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