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· September, 2009

Stories about History from September, 2009

Romania: “20 Years After the Revolution”

David Sasaki/El Oso writes about his trip to Romania and the country's recent history, and posts a video interview with the executive director of Casa Sperantei hospice.

Poland: Sexual Crimes and Roman Polanski

Polandian writes about Poland's plans to legalize chemical castration for those who commit sexual crimes against minors – and about the arrest of Roman Polanski in Switzerland and the Polish...

CEE: History, Nationalism and Identity

Marietta Le of Remainder of Budapest writes about issues of history, nationalism and identity in Hungary and other states of Central and Eastern Europe.

Czech Republic: Temelín Nuclear Power Plant

The Journeys of Captain Oddsocks writes about the Temelín nuclear power plant, which has been in the news recently “because of a controversial and overpriced contract awarded to a shady...

Dominica: Happy Independence!

Dominica Weekly reviews the island's 2009 Independence celebrations.

B.V.I.: Heritage Tourism

Repeating Islands reports that the British Virgin Islands are exploring the benefits of heritage tourism.

Hungary: Political Talk Show Taken Off Air

GV Author Marietta Le of Remainder of Budapest and Eva S. Balogh of Hungarian Spectrum write about Nap-kelte, a morning political TV talk show that was taken off air last...

Peru: Preservation Efforts in the Chan Chan Archaeological Site

Chan Chan is an archaeological site located in Northern Peru and suffers from the negative effects of looters and natural phenomena. A number of preservation efforts are taking place, including...

Tunisia: Severe Flooding Kills 15

Flash floods hit Tunisia this week, killing at least 15 people and damaging property in the town of Redeyef in southern Tunisia. Bloggers declare two day of mourning and speak...

Bermuda: national identity

“Who are we?” asks Tales from the Triangle's Tip. News of an upcoming visit to Bermuda by Queen Elizabeth II raises questions about national identity in the British Overseas Territory....

Morocco: Teaching Tamazight

Jamal Elabiad, author of the blog A Moroccan Voice in English, discusses the limits of teaching the Tamazight language in Morocco.

Russia: Ulitskaya-Khodorkovsky Correspondence

Robert Amsterdam's Blog links to OpenDemocracy.net's translation of correspondence between writer Ludmila Ulitskaya and former Yukos CEO Mikhail Khodorkovsky, published (RUS) in Novaya Gazeta earlier this month.

Russia: Valery Shchekoldin Asylum Photos

Russian photographer Oleg Klimov reposts (RUS, ENG) three graphic and disturbing photos of mental asylum patients in Ulyanovsk region, taken by his colleague Valery Shchekoldin in 1998 for Stern.

Bahamas: window to the past

Bahama Pundit takes a look at a 186-year-old document of life in the Bahamas: the diary of an American doctor who lived in Nassau in the early 19th century. “Townsend...

Oman: Eid on Twitter

(Photo credits: alucard187) Oman celebrated the first day of Eid al Fitr yesterday, a day after most of its neighboring Gulf states. The celebration, which culminates the end of Ramadan...

Guatemala: The Activism of Massacre Survivor Jesús Tecú

Jesús Tecú survived the Río Negro Massacre in Guatemala. Since then, he has worked as an advocate for the Achí Maya indigenous community. However, Tecú still is under threat, as...

Iran: History, nature and culture in photos

Throughout Iran presents itself as a gallery intended to show views of other side of Iran, different with what you may have seen in the media. Watch the photos here...

Thailand: Three Years After The 2006 Coup

Last September 19 Thailand marked the third year anniversary of the Coup D'etat which forced the ouster of Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra who is now in exile. Bloggers also remembered...

Serbia: Tram Tour of Belgrade's Music History

Belgraded writes about a unique tram #2 tour through Belgrade’s music history, which was organized by famous rock journalist Peca Popovic.

Poland: Raphael Lemkin and the Katyń Massacre

Raf Uzar writes about Raphael Lemkin's life and work and the current discussion of the Katyń massacre in Poland.

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