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· March, 2009

Stories about History from March, 2009

Russia: The Durnovo Memorandum

A Fistful of Euros writes about a document known as the Durnovo Memorandum: “What’s striking about the memo is how, six months before World War One started, [Pyotr Durnovo] absolutely...

Cambodia: Evidence at the Khmer Rouge Tribunal

Former Khmer Rouge rebels doubt there will be sufficient evidence to convict the five leaders waiting to stand trial at the Khmer Rouge Tribunal. Because the events occurred 30 years...

Palestine: Land Day

body on the line’s Palestine-based author writes about her experience with Land Day. The blogger visited towns in which Palestinians have resisted as well as the towns and villages of...

Cambodia: Trial begins for Khmer Rouge leader

The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia began the first public hearing of Kaing Guek Eav, known as Duch. During the Khmer Rouge regime, Duch headed the infamous Tuol...

Estonia: Lennart and Arnold Meri

Itching for Eestimaa writes: “One Meri cousin, Lennart, just had an airport named after him to coincide with the annual foreign policy conference that bears his name. […] The other...

Poland: “Krakow's Lost River”

Polandian writes about “Krakow's lost river.”

Hungary: Ferenc Gyurcsány, Part I

“The rise and fall of Ferenc Gyurcsány, Part I” – at Hungarian Spectrum.

Palestine: Commemorating Land Day

March 30 is Land Day, on which Palestinians everywhere, but especially those within Israel, commemorate the day in 1976 when six unarmed Palestinian citizens of Israel were killed by the...

France, Americas, Africa: The “Y'a Bon” Awards

On March 17th 2009, a group called les Indivisibles [Fr] launched the “Y'a Bon Awards”, a dubious honour bestowed upon politicians, journalists, or any public officials who have contributed to...

Palestine: The Changing Face of Jerusalem

Ned, who lives in Ramallah, writes about the changes he has seen taking place in Jerusalem: “Israel is clearly trying to change the whole face of Jerusalem, making it more...

Germany: Berlin Wall Murals Destroyed

IZO writes about “an act of extraordinary cultural vandalism”: “a section of the Berlin Wall that had been preserved with its post-fall graffiti, including the iconic painting by Dmitri Vrubel...

Ukraine: History of Carpatho-Ukraine

History of the short-lived Carpatho-Ukraine – at Ukrainian Policy Daily.

Ukraine: Chernobyl Photos

Photos from a 2008 trip to Chernobyl – at GRcade.

The Baltics: Deportations of 1941 and 1949

Eric Dickens guest-blogs at A Step At A Time about the Baltic deportations of 1941 and 1949.

St. Lucia: Waclott Square

Repeating Islands Blog pays a visit to Derek Walcott Square in St. Lucia.

Armenia-Turkey: Obama's dilemma

Blogian gives its readers its opinion on the dilemma facing U.S. president Barack Obama in terms of fulfilling his campaign pledge to recognize the massacre and deportation of Armenians living...

Serbia: “Ten Years of Nothing”

Paul Currion of The Unforgiving Minute posts his thoughts on the 10th anniversary of NATO bombing of Serbia.

Serbia: More on NATO Bombing

Belgraded links to blog coverage of the 10th anniversary of NATO bombing, including his own 2006 post: “In the beginning, the first few days, it was scary because nobody knew...

Bangladesh: Independence Day

On the occasion of the 38th birth anniversary of Bangladesh, Unheard Voice lists 10 remarkable events for pre-independence and post independence eras each.

Indonesia: Traditional Javanese artists

The Aroengbinang posts pictures of old traditional Javanese artists based in Jakarta.

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