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· December, 2013

Stories about History from December, 2013

28 December 2013

Vladimir Milov “On Khodorkovsky”

RuNet Echo

Vladimir Milov is an energy sector expert and former Deputy Energy Minister of the Russian Federation. RuNet Echo translates his reaction to Mikhail Khodorkovsky's release from prison last week.

22 December 2013

Bangladesh Breaks Human Flag, National Anthem World Records on Victory Day

27,117 volunteers stood with red and green placards to form the Bangladesh flag. More than 300,000 people sang the national anthem.

20 December 2013

7 Amazing Vintage Photos of 19th-Century Japan

Take a look at what life was like in Japan some 150 years ago, thanks to a series of photos that recently entered the public domain.

19 December 2013

Bangladesh-Pakistan Relations Sour Over Islamist Leader's War Crimes Execution

Pakistan's lower house adopted a resolution expressing concern over the hanging of Abdul Quader Mollah, and some claimed that the real reason for his execution was his “loyalty to Pakistan”.

“Tajikistan is not the Center of the World”: Rewriting of Country's History Spurs Ridicule

As historians in Tajikistan seek to move the origins of the nation as far back in time as possible, netizens are increasingly distrustful of the updated history.

18 December 2013

China and North Korea: The Inevitable Fate of Jang Song Thaek Under Dictatorship

"The only rule of dictatorship is no rule." Many Chinese netizens believe the purge of Jang Song Thaek in North Korea a wake-up call for China's political reform.

17 December 2013

Chungui: Digging up the Horror of Terrorism in Peru

30 years ago, hundreds of people were victims of terrorism in the remote communities of Chungui and Oreja de Perro.

14 December 2013

Czechoslovakia's Architectural Heritage in Kyrgyzstan

Bangladesh Executes Islamist Leader Abdul Quader Mollah for War Crimes

Abdul Quader Mollah was the first to die for war crimes committed during Bangladesh's struggle for independence. His execution sparked a wave of deadly violence from supporters, leaving several dead.

13 December 2013

100 Awesome Things From The Indian 90′s

‘Australia Spied on Timor Leste to Gain Commercial Advantage’

Australia it seems likes to spy on its friends and neighbors. After Indonesia, it is East Timor's turn in criticizing Australia for allegedly spying on its leaders.

12 December 2013

Nelson Mandela's Death: ‘Left Us in Body, But His Spirit Is Eternal’

"Mandela was about politics and he was about race and he was about freedom and he was even about force, and he did what he felt he had to do"

6 People From Madagascar You Should Know

Learn about six Malagasy personalities worth knowing for anyone wishing to better understand the island of Madagascar.

China: 100-year-old Buddhist Temple Was Force-Demolished

Mandela and Mao, Not Much in Common

VIDEOS: Singapore’s First Riot in 40 Years

Singapore's first riot in four decades also highlighted the growing tension between the local population and the rising number of foreign workers.