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· January, 2008

Stories about History from January, 2008

Poland, Scotland: Wojtek the Polish War Hero Bear

The beatroot writes about Wojtek the Polish war hero bear.

Estonia: Fewer Stateless People

Itching for Eestimaa reports that the number of Estonia's stateless persons continues to decrease.

Serbia, Albania: Kosovo Rapper

BBC's Mark Mardell interviews “Kosovo’s premier rapper” Genc Prevlaka.

Pakistan: Lahore in 1947

Lahore Nama gives us a glimpse of the violence in 1947 – when the subcontinent was partitioned.

Albania: President Bamir Topi

A Fistful of Euros writes about Albania's president and some of his policies.

Russia: Osoaviakhim-1

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.

Trinidad & Tobago: Where's The ‘Mas?

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...

Brunei: Old Brunei Papers

The Daily Brunei Resources blogger reveals the sources from which he gets ideas for his blog posts.

Serbia: Choosing Between Tadic and Nikolic

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...

Bosnia & Herzegovina: Against Division

Balkanizer comes up with “an argument against the division of Bosnia-Herzegovina.”

Belarus, Latvia: “Ploshcha”

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”...

Serbia: Belgrade's Past

Belgrade 2.0 muses on Belgrade's past and posts some old videos.

D.R. of Congo: tough questions abound

Tough questions abound in the Democratic Republic of Congo as bloggers discuss, among other issues, the recent peace agreement in eastern Congo.

Yemen: Historical Monuments

From Yemen, Omar Barsawad introduces us to two historical monuments from his country.

Russia: Vladimir Vysotsky

Leopolis posts a YouTube video of Vladimir Vysotsky and links to his songs’ translations.

Armenia: Army Day

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.

Bangladesh: Cinema, politics, health, photography and history

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...

Indonesia: Must Read Article on Suharto

Unspun recommends an article “that captures the complexity of Suharto the man who came to lead a nation in waiting”

Vietnam: Cao Dai Temple

Antidote to Burnout takes us to visit the colorful Cao Dai Temple in Southern Vietnam.

UK: Disgrace

Blogrel comments on yesterday's desecration of a stone cross erected in memory of the victims of the Armenian Genocide in the Welsh city of Cardiff. The blogger says that as...

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