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· June, 2008

Stories about History from June, 2008

Cambodia: Khmer Rouge Tribunal

Updates on the Khmer Rouge Tribunal can be read in these blogs: Khmer Rouge Trial Web Portal and ECCC Reparations

The Balkans: Michael J. Totten's Travelogue

Michael J. Totten of Middle East Journal writes about and posts photos from his recent trip through the Balkans (93 comments); LimbicNutrition Weblog posts his response to Totten.

Russia: Media on the eXile

Sean's Russia Blog reviews media coverage of the “eXile Affair.”

Russia: Dostoevsky Museums

Josefina of Russian Blog visits Dostoevsky Museum in Moscow – and writes briefly about the other six, in St. Petersburg, Staraya Russa, Darovoye, Novokuznetsk, Omsk, and Semipalatinsk.

Russia: Yavlinsky Steps Down

Grigory Yavlinsky steps down as Yabloko Party's leader – “a bigger deal in the international press than in Russian papers,” FP's Passport reports.

Palestine: Visiting Arafat's Tomb

Fugitive Peace blogger Gideon Lichfield recently visited Arafat's tomb. He reports: “I paid my first visit to Yasser Arafat’s new mausoleum… It’s an austere, brilliant pearl incongruously plopped in the...

Poland: More on Lech Wałęsa

A debate on Lech Wałęsa continues at Polandian: “a hero / a lesser hero / a traitor. Choose your title.” Raf Uzar posts on the controversy as well.

Poland: Warsaw Ghetto, Then and Now, Part II

Polandian continues the virtual “tour of what’s left to see of the Warsaw ghetto.”

Macedonia, Greece: More on the Conflict

Say: Macedonia discusses a Spiegel article on the Greek-Macedonian conflict and writes about a case brought by the Aegean Macedonian refugees before the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg.

Hungary: “National Pride”

Hungarian Spectrum writes about the “puzzling” issue of “national pride.”

Lithuania: Soviet and Nazi Symbol Ban

Itching for Eestimaa thinks that Lithuania's recent decision “to ban both Soviet and Nazi symbols, as well as national anthems, is […] a mistake.”

Bosnia & Herzegovina: 55 Zaklopaca Victims Buried

Srebrenica Genocide Blog reports that 55 DNA-identified victims from Zaklopaca mass grave have been buried, and posts photos from the mournful ceremony.

Bosnia & Herzegovina: Srebrenica Lawsuits

East Ethnia writes about the lawsuits filed by families of Srebrenica genocide victims.

Serbia: Socialist Party Forms Coalition Government With Democratic Party

The Socialist Party of Serbia (Slobodan Milošević's party) is forming a coalition government with the Democratic Party. This means Serbia will continue on its way towards European Union integration. Many...

Hungary: “Map Of Things To Do In Budapest”

Annotated “map of things to do in Budapest” – by Eszter of Crooked Timber.

Philippines: Maritime disaster

Ang Umalohokan lists the worst maritime disasters in the Philippines.

Poland: Lech Wałęsa

Polandian writes about allegations that Lech Wałęsa collaborated with the Communists.

Bosnia & Herzegovina: Mass Grave; Court Case

Srebrenica Genocide Blog posts images from a mass grave excavation at Zeleni Jadar. Foreign Policy Association's War Crimes blog writes about a case brought before a Dutch court to “determine...

Jamaica: Crime Solution

As Jamaicans clamor to re-institute the death penalty, My View of JamDown from Up So says: “In Jamaica we don’t merely try and convict criminals. We try and convict poor...

Jamaica, U.S.A.: Juneteenth

Jamaican Geoffrey Philp remembers Juneteenth, “the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States.”

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