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· April, 2012

Stories about History from April, 2012

30 April 2012

Argentina: The ‘Mothers of Plaza de Mayo’ Turn 35

Martinique, Guadeloupe, French Guiana: Is “Miss Black France” Acceptable?

While French people are still in the midst of the presidential elections, with its second round coming up on May 5-6, bloggers in the French overseas territories were buzzing about...

Russia: The Battle of Borodino Lives On

RuNet Echo

After 200 years, through the works of artists such as Leo Tolstoy (as well as legal disputes about the historic preservation of the battlefield), the Battle of Borodino continues to...

27 April 2012

Taiwan: Travel with Art

Russia: Putin Proposes Contentious State Power Grab in Siberia

RuNet Echo

On April 20, 'Kommersant' revealed an ongoing legislative project to create a state company to oversee the economic development of Eastern Siberia and the Russian Far East. The schism at...

Russia: Dombrovsky and Molotov

26 April 2012

Brazil: Activists Protest in Memory of Military Dictatorship

A number of cities throughout Brazil held both real and virtual events to remember Brazil's Military Dictatorship (1964-1985). Activists held protests to push for punishing the Dictatorship's criminals and to...

25 April 2012

Italy: Rome Celebrates its 2,765th Anniversary

On April 21, Romans celebrated the 2,765th anniversary of their city. Bloggers weigh in on the celebrations and the meaning of the milestone for the Eternal City.

Armenia: Does the world need to recognize the Armenian Genocide?

24 April 2012

Turkey: Armenian Genocide Commemoration in Istanbul

April 24 marks the 97th anniversary of the massacre and deportation of around 1.5 million Armenians living in the then Ottoman Empire. An emotive issue for many Armenians and Turks,...

Slovakia: Protest Against Construction Near Bratislava Castle

23 April 2012

Mexico: Human Rights Abuses and the Presidential Elections

The documentary A Schizophrenic State by Charlotte King follows the stories of San Salvador Atenco and Oaxaca, two places in Mexico who suffered human rights abuses by the ruling political...

Liberia: A Preface to Liberia’s Complicated Biography

Russia: The Tsar's Victory Over Napoleon, 200 Years Later

RuNet Echo

Across Russia, celebrations have commenced honoring the 200th anniversary of Tsar Alexander I's defeat of France's Napoleon Bonaparte. Russian and English language bloggers have been tracking the celebrations and lingering...

20 April 2012

Video: Better Aid and Development Discussions Through Islam Crash Course

An ongoing discussion over at the Uncultured Project has been the relationship between the lack of knowledge on what Islam is about and how aid and development organizations relate to...

19 April 2012

Mexico: A Toy Collection Could Change the Future of Mexico

A 65 year old man had a personal collection with more than a million old toys, mostly made in Mexico. Mexican Architect Robert Shimizu, along with his son, decided to...