Stories about History from January, 2008
The beatroot writes about Wojtek the Polish war hero bear.
Itching for Eestimaa reports that the number of Estonia's stateless persons continues to decrease.
BBC's Mark Mardell interviews “Kosovo’s premier rapper” Genc Prevlaka.
Lahore Nama gives us a glimpse of the violence in 1947 – when the subcontinent was partitioned.
A Fistful of Euros writes about Albania's president and some of his policies.
De Rebus Antiquis Et Novis writes about the Soviet balloon Osoaviakhim-1, which reached the record altitude of 22,000 meters on Jan. 30, 1934, but crashed during the descent.
Thebookmann attends Trinidadian artist Ashraph's Carnival exhibition: “The Midnight Robber, the Fancy Sailor, Bats, Red Devils and Fancy Indians, Kings and Queens and to its current transitional state of feathers...
The Daily Brunei Resources blogger reveals the sources from which he gets ideas for his blog posts.
Sinisa Boljanovic translates two Serbian bloggers whose views are representative of those who support Boris Tadic and closer relationship between Serbia and the EU, and are opposed to Tomislav Nikolic's...
Balkanizer comes up with “an argument against the division of Bosnia-Herzegovina.”
Marginalia watches Ploshcha (“The Square”), a film about the March 2006 mass protests in Minsk – “and watching it is a good way to mark Ceauşescu's birthday and Suharto's death”...
Tough questions abound in the Democratic Republic of Congo as bloggers discuss, among other issues, the recent peace agreement in eastern Congo.
From Yemen, Omar Barsawad introduces us to two historical monuments from his country.
Leopolis posts a YouTube video of Vladimir Vysotsky and links to his songs’ translations.
January 28 is a national holiday in Armenia and marks the foundation of the Armenian Army. Nazarian posts his thanks for the creation of the country's post-independence non-Soviet army.
Cinema: The Bangladeshi film industry nicknamed Dhallywood used to produce decent films for the Bangladeshi society. But with the competition of superior quality pictures from Hollywood and Bollywood, which conquered...
Unspun recommends an article “that captures the complexity of Suharto the man who came to lead a nation in waiting”
Antidote to Burnout takes us to visit the colorful Cao Dai Temple in Southern Vietnam.