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· January, 2009

Stories about History from January, 2009

Azerbaijan: Mammed Amin Rasul-zadeh

In Mutatione Fortitudo marks the 125th anniversary of the birth of Mammed Amin Rasul-zadeh by introducing its readers to one of the founding fathers of the short-lived Azerbaijani Democratic Republic...

Iran: Nasir al-Mulk Mosque

In Hanif Doorbin you can see a photo of Nasir al-Mulk Mosque, a traditional mosque in Shiraz, Iran.

Latvia: “Beginning to Smell Like the 90s”

All About Latvia writes that “it’s hard not to notice that it is beginning to smell like the 90s”: “In the last week, strangers asked me three times for some...

Ukraine: KGB Archive

Sean's Russia Blog writes this about Ukraine's plans “the entire KGB archive dating 1917-1991″: “These materials will certainly be employed in the further crafting of Ukraine’s ‘imagined community’ of victimization...

Poland: Maanam

the POLSKI blog writes about Maanam, a Polish band that, in the early 1980s, was “the epitome of cool, largely thanks to their unique sound and the distinctive voice and...

Cuba: Raul in Russia

Child of the Revolution, Una Familia en Cuba [Sp] and Havana Times all blog about Cuban President Raul Castro's official visit to Russia.

Cuba: Human Rights & Political Prisoners

As The Cuban Triangle reports that Cuba is about to face a human rights review, Uncommon Sense says that women are also among the political prisoners on the island.

Jamaica: Local Obama?

“Jamaicans should ask for nothing but the best from those who would aspire to lead”: Abeng News Magazine‘s Trevor Dawes thinks it might be time for a Jamaican Obama.

Jamaica, Zimbabwe: Hunger Strike

“Do people in Jamaica and the Caribbean care enough about events in Zimbabwe to lend their help to this call for moral action?”: Annie Paul has a friend who is...

Trinidad & Tobago: Pelham and Pan

From Trinidad and Tobago, Caribbean Free Radio publishes another podcast, this time focusing on “veteran producer and steel orchestra arranger, Pelham Goddard” as he discusses the evolution of steel pan...

Slovenia: Honoring Auschwitz Survivors

Dr. Filomena dedicates a post to her grandfather’s sister, an Auschwitz survivor: “She was not a Jew, she was not Roma, she was simply the sister of a man who...

Czech Republic: Hradec Králové

The Journeys of Captain Oddsocks writes about Hradec Králové, “one of the oldest and most important cities in Bohemia.”

Romania: Czech Villages in Banat

CzechFolks.com writes about the Czech villages in the south of the Romanian Banat: “People in Banat have preserved their heritage for more than 180 years by simply passing it from...

Russia: Siege of Leningrad Photos

On the 65th anniversary of the lifting the siege of Leningrad, one of the most popular posts in the Russian blogosphere, by LJ user komen-dant (RUS), features Sergei Larenkov's selection...

Trinidad & Tobago, U.S.A.: Bye Bye Bush

Notes from Port of Spain has a few parting shots…um…thoughts on former President George W. Bush.

Cuba: Political Prisoners

Diaspora blogger Uncommon Sense reports on the experience of some of Cuba's political prisoners because he believes that “it is a truth that one day will set them, and their...

Ukraine: Travel to the Exclusion Zone

Chernobyl and Eastern Europe Blog writes about “Photos of Your Home” at Pripyat.com, the project “developed as an opportunity for former Pripyat residents to see pictures of their former homes/apartments.”

Russia: Finno-Ugric Dimension of Gas Dispute

Window on Eurasia writes about the Finno-Ugric dimension of the Russian-Ukrainian gas dispute.

Russia: New Journal on Siberia

Window on Eurasia writes about a new journal intended to promote an “expanded understanding” of Siberia.

Australia Day brings on a stoush

Australian bloggers are debating the appropriateness of celebrating the anniversary of European occupation in 1788 as Australia Day.

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