Stories about History from April, 2017
In Assefa’s death, one may find the sadness of exile, something which is both deeply personal and political.
Though shadowed by a sense of national shame, for a few days Romania was an inspirational place, as people took to the streets and acknowledged the widespread reality of corruption.
Alexey Navalny had to reinvent himself to take charge of the Russian opposition, but he may have given up his populist edge over Vladimir Putin, along the way.
"It was a huge event that after two hundred years there was a baby baptized as Prince of Georgia."
"The victims of #veldhiv have been pulled from eternal rest to serve as a tool in the electoral plot of infamous politicians without brains or morals."
Last week, group of Polish adventurers lit up the abandoned town of Pripyat, three miles from the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant.
A new Iranian-designed video game achieves the rare feat of providing an accessible and authentic narrative on Iran’s history without compromising on either content or creativity.
Kazakhstan's veteran leader suddenly seems to think the country's long-planned transition to a Latin alphabet is very pressing indeed. The country's social media users want to know why.
"Removal of the 1932 plaque is an ironic reminder that Thais may have ended absolute monarchy in 1932 but absolute dictatorship exists today," wrote a Twitter user.
Melbourne University’s Ian Potter Museum of Art is currently hosting an exhibition that focuses on saving what remains of Syria's ancient history.
Colorized Photos Show Epic Battle Between American and Japanese Forces in Okinawa During World War II
On the 72nd anniversary of the Battle of Okinawa, a Japanese researcher has made Twitter posts featuring archival photos of the battle that have been colorized using a software tool.
"...I would just like to spare a thought for all the families who know that they paid a price in spilled blood for the country..."
On April 12, 1963, eight Rastafarians were killed in a state-sanctioned attack; over 100 more were rounded up, beaten and humiliated by having their dreadlocks forcibly cut.
"...the official versions have only raised more questions and [have deepened] doubt surrounding already untrustworthy state security agencies."
RuNet Echo editor Kevin Rothrock celebrates five years at Global Voices with this retrospective on covering news about Russia's Internet and civil society.