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· September, 2009

Stories about History from September, 2009

Poland: Chopin's Birthplace

Polandian writes about a trip to Chopin’s birthplace at Żelazowa Wola.

Georgia: Radisson SAS Iveria Hotel

LJ user cyxymu writes about (RUS) and posts photos of Tbilisi's Iveria Hotel, which was built in the mid-1960s, housed refugees in the 1990s (and was “the symbol of Georgia's...

Suriname: a vist to Marienburg

Flickr user SOG P posts a series of images documenting a visit to a former sugar factory in Marienburg, Suriname.

Barbados: seven photographers

The Bajan Reporter files a story from the opening of an exhibition of seven pioneering photographers in Barbados. “The old time cameras meant you had to be able to get...

Trinidad and Tobago: touring Chacachacare

In words and pictures, My Chutney Garden recounts the history of the former leprosarium on Chacachacare, an island off the northwest coast of Trinidad.

Russia: Photos of Borovsk

RussianKafe highlights Flickr user zaykivi‘s photos of Borovsk, a town in Kaluga Region: “Besides its historical value, there is a subtle atmosphere of something close to your heart, where you...

Russia: 1999 Apartment Bombings

Eternal Remont reports on the coverage of “twelve heroic Russian citizens” who are still looking for answers in the 1999 apartment bombing case “that pulled Russia into a second war...

Cuba: no substitute for beauty

“The economic crisis in Cuba forced us to find substitutes for almost everything, including cosmetics.” Generation Y reflects on the sacrifices ordinary Cubans once made “in their desire to look...

China: Army on national day parade

Fauna from ChinaSMACK translated netizens’ opinions and comments from a local forum on the training of army on the national day parade.

China: the 2002 needle attacks in Tianjin and Beijing

Rob from Black and white cat pointed out that the use of hypodermic needles to threaten and rob people is not a new phenomena in China and rest of the...

USA: Latinos on the passing of Ted Kennedy

Senator Edward "Ted" Kennedy’s passing on August 25, 2009 has stirred a flurry of blog posts among the Latino community in the United States, since the late Kennedy was a...

Arab World: Healing the Rifts of 9/11

As the United States remembers the tragedy that occurred on September 11, 2001, the rest of the world is remembering too. For many Arabs, that day marked a change in...

Palestine: The 9/11 Industry

While Katrina is a distant memory, the anniversary of the September 11 terror attacks on the US is being used to fuel a “9/11 industry,” writes Al Falasteeniya.

Tribute To The Bangladeshis Killed in 9/11

M. Tawsif Salam at The Writers Club pays tribute to the Bangladeshi victims of the September 11 (9/11) attacks on the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New...

Russia: Scott Anderson's GQ Article

Conde Nast management chose not to run Scott Anderson’s article “Vladimir Putin’s Dark Rise to Power” – which appeared in the Sept. 2009 issue of GQ – in the magazine's...

Hungary: Education

Hungarian Spectrum writes about the problems of the Hungarian education system.

Hungary: Finno-Ugric or Indo-European?

Hungarian Spectrum writes about disagreements on the origin of the Hungarian people and the Hungarian language.

Estonia: Haapsalu

Itching for Eestimaa is musing on Haapsalu and other Estonian towns, history, politics and life in general.

Jamaica: Truth & Laughter

“If death is the closing parenthesis on the fiction of every human life, then humor is the asterisk that proclaims the dignity of human life despite the many absurdities”: Jamaican...

Albania: Enver Hoxha

Albanian Blogger links to an article about the former Albanian dictator Enver Hoxha, which appeared in the Guardian: “Also the picture of the statue of the dictator in the main...

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