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· December, 2015

Stories about History from December, 2015

30 December 2015

Finding the Cultural Bridges of the Middle East in Literary Istanbul

The Bridge

Conversations with literary masters in Istanbul lead Arash Azizi to ponder the cultural disconnect, especially in terms of literature, between the countries of the Middle East.

29 December 2015

How the Soviet Union Sent Its First Man to the Internet in 1982

RuNet Echo

This is the story of a Soviet scientist who, in 1982, accidentally found himself among the first citizens of the USSR who were able to connect to the Internet.

26 December 2015

Myanmar's Memorable Moments in 2015

The victory of Myanmar's opposition over the military-backed party was a significant milestone in the country's history. This and other events that made 2015 a particularly memorable year for Myanmar

20 December 2015

The History of Royal Hunts in Nepal’s Southern Plains Is Simply Barbaric

'Even Archduke Franz Ferdinand, whose assassination in 1914 triggered the World War I, came to hunt in Nepal invited by Maharajah Bir Shumsher in March 1893.'

16 December 2015

Indonesia Mourns Scholar Benedict Anderson, Who Helped Expose the 1965 Anti-Communist Purge

Indonesians celebrate the life of Professor Benedict Anderson, author of the book "Imagined Communities" and an expert on Southeast Asia at Cornell University. Anderson died last week.

6 December 2015

American Bombs Made It Inaccessible, But Viewing This Historical Site in Laos Is Possible Again Thanks to Drones

"The mysterious plain of jars in Northeastern Laos is still one of the biggest uninvestigated archaeological sites in Southeast Asia."

Famed Post-War Japanese Cartoonist Mizuki Shigeru Dies

Mizuki Shigeru, one of Japan's greatest post-War pop icons, has died. His cartoons captured the soul of Japan.

4 December 2015

Remembering Uruguay's Disappeared Through the Eyes of a Photographer

Juan Urruzola spent 12 years in exile during his country’s dictatorship. He's made it his mission to remember those who were disappeared by the regime through photography.

2 December 2015

Fears of a Political Purge Grow in China as Editor and Professor Are Sacked for ‘Improper Discussion’

"So the question is: who defines what is improper or not? Who is the judge?"

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