Stories about History from October, 2007
“How do you describe a city like Damascus? It's like trying to describe the woman you love: you simply just can't,” notes Syrian blogger Kinano.
YakimaGulagLiteraryGazett remembers the last queen of Bosnia.
Balkan Baby writes about the “language issue” in the Balkans: “What language do we speak when we are in the countries that once made up Yugoslavia? In Slovenia and Macedonia the answer is quite simple since these two countries both had their own languages which were recognised by the Yugoslav...
Dr. Sean's Diary discusses the prospects of Donald Tusk's Civic Platform.
Srebrenica Genocide Blog explains why Slobodan Milosevic was “a clever mass murderer” whose “attempts to shift blame on the victims failed miserably” – but whose propaganda “is well and alive even today.”
Bosnia Vault reviews two books on Auschwitz.
Srebrenica Genocide Blog and Bosnia Vault write about the Srebrenica Memorial Quilt project, an initiative to commemorate “over 8,000 men, children (boys), and elderly who died during Srebrenica genocide.”
“I so wish there was a way to modernise the town without losing the old world charm and without knocking down all those beautiful old buildings,” writes Montego Bay Day By Day as she features the charming Jamaican town of Lucea.
While The Cuban Triangle comments on US President George Bush's speech about democratic change in Cuba, Child of the Revolution almost “missed a big event currently under way in Havana. Believe it or not, the Castro regime is hosting something called the 2nd International Workshop on Financial Management.”
There are around 20,000 Kamon, family symbol, in Japan. Ryoko from Pingmag introduces some of the kamon design with animal motif.
Oneworld Multimedia says that it comes as no surprise to discover that support for House Resolution 106 recognizing the Armenian Genocide is waning, with the U.S. Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, the latest high-ranking official to urge U.S. lawmakers to drop the bill.
Steady State posts a link to an article in Russian detailing territorial claims that the Republic of Georgia might have on Russia since medieval times. The blog treats such claims with scorn and sees it more as anti-Georgian paranoia than anything based on historical fact.
Foreign Notes‘ 1,000th post deals, among other things, with Petro Poroshenko's thoughts on whether Yulia Tymoshenko will become Ukraine's prime minister after all.
David McDuff of A Step At A Time translates an article on the investigation into the 2002 Dubrovka hostage crisis in Moscow.
“US President George W Bush will today announce a set of initiatives designed to encourage democratic change in Cuba,” writes Child of the Revolution – but he wonders if the measures will make any difference.
KnowProSE.com wonders about the cost of preservation – and how it applies “to other things that cannot be digitized and saved”.
History speaks as Congolese blogger Alex Engwete translates (Fr) Che Guevara's pessimistic assessment of Laurent Kabila‘s potential to become a revolutionary leader: “He lets things drag on forever without caring about anything other than internal quarrels, and he also devoted to women and drink…”
Ramata Sore posts a statement by Mariam Sankara (Fr), wife of assassinated former president Thomas Sankara, thanking the Burkinabe people for their warm welcome. Mrs. Sankara returned to Burkina Faso for the anniversary of her husband's death after twenty years in exile.
The Glory of Carniola writes about Slovenian horses in American movies – and about a Slovenian video-sharing website, MojVideo.
Lots of new content on TOL's Romantic, including a post on the official patron saint of Catholic Gypsies.
James Watson, an American Nobel Prize-winning geneticist, provoked international outrage when The Sunday Times quoted him on race issues on Oct. 14. The news of the controversy produced a certain stir in the Russian-language blogosphere, too.