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· April, 2008

Stories about History from April, 2008

Soviet History: Samizdat Anniversary

Window on Eurasia writes about the 40th anniversary of the launch of the Soviet samizdat publication, the Chronicle of Current Events.

Estonia, Russia: Bronze Soldier Crisis Anniversary

Vilhelm Konnander posts an extensive analysis of the issues surrounding the first anniversary of the Estonian Bronze Soldier crisis.

Serbia, EU: SAA Signed

Balkan Anarchist, Byzantine Blog, and Srebrenica Genocide Blog blog about the signing of the EU's Stabilization and Association Agreement (SAA) with Serbia today.

Jamaica: Bob Goes Home

Montego Bay Day by Day reports that a controversial statue of reggae icon Bob Marley has finally found a home in Ocho Rios, but insists: “I have looked at this...

Iran:Protest against Persian Gulf “renaming”

Tribun Azad says[Fa] that about 500 Iranians on Tuesday gathered in front of the United Arab Emirates embassy in Tehran and protested against renaming of the Persain Gulf by several...

Kuwait: Remembering Chernobyl

The birthday of Bashar, from Kuwait, coincides with the Chernobyl disaster. “I have had several bad incidents on my birthday before, I started wishing I could just skip it. It’s...

Ukraine: Privatization Confrontation

Orange Ukraine posts a roundup on Ukraine, which includes an examination of the confrontation between president Yushchenko and PM Tymoshenko over privatization. A close-up on an earlier privatization case is...

Armenia: Torchlight Procession

Life in Armenia posts an account and photographs from last week's torchlight procession held on the eve of the 93rd Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide in Ottoman Turkey. The blog...

Guyana: Tribute to McAndrew

Signifyin’ Guyana is pleased that the government will “pay a special homage” to the late Wordsworth McAndrew at Guyana's upcoming Carifesta celebrations.

Guyana: Price of Rice

“Rice is the new pearl,” says Guyana-Gyal, as spiraling food prices make their impact.

UK: Armenian Genocide March

Unzipped posts video, photographs and an account of a march staged by the London-Armenian community remembering the 1.5 million Armenians who died during the 1915 Armenian Genocide in Ottoman Turkey....

Touring Libyan Blogs: Pride, Patriotism, Nationalism and Chastity

There obviously is a link between patriotism, nationalism and pride but where do the women figure in this equation? If you are curious, bear with me and let's dissect the...

Ukraine: Chernobyl

Belatedly, a link to Ukrainiana‘s extensive post on the 22nd anniversary of Chernobyl.

Slovakia: Hotel Kyjev

The Foreigner's Guide to Living in Slovakia writes about plans to demolish Hotel Kyjev in Bratislava: “Though I agree that buildings like the Hotel Kyjev are part of Slovakia’s history,...

Poland: Gorbachev vs John Paul II?

The beatroot writes about the publication of “a politburo document, signed by Mikhail Gorbachev, which appears to warrant a KGB contract killing on John Paul II.”

Guyana: RIP McAndrew

Signifyin’ Guyana acknowledges the passing of Wordsworth McAndrew, “a pioneering Guyanese artist.”

Hong Kong: Tibet Journal Article

David Webb posted an article that have been rejected by the Journal of Law Society in Hong Kong. The article discusses about the history of Tibet and the issue of...

Armenia: Djulfa

Blogian comments on a recent interview given by a former presidential candidate in Armenia on the destruction of an ancient Armenian cemetary in the Azerbaijani exclave of Nakhichevan. The blog...

Ukraine: Remembering Chernobyl

Déjà Vu – The Uncanny Feeling remembers Chernobyl: “When I think of Chernobyl … […] … I see 16-year-old Katya in Kiev, 90 km south of Chernobyl, scared to death...

Lusosphera: Remembering the Carnation Revolution

On April 25 1974, 34 years today, Portugal's 40-year fascist dictatorship, the longest in the history of Western Europe, came to an end with the Carnation Revolution, which also brought...

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