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· August, 2011

Stories about History from August, 2011

19 August 2011

Bangladesh, India: Comparison Of The Two Bengals

Sri Lanka: The Return Of The Grease Devils

In many rural areas of Sri Lanka the mythical figure of the Grease Yaka (Grease Devil) is being blamed for nighttime assaults on women and thefts/robberies. A number of suspects...

Curaçao: “The re-enslavement of Tula”

History of China in 3½ Minutes

Russia: Bloggers Remember 20th Anniversary of August Coup

RuNet Echo

On August 19, Russians commemorate 20 years since the "August Putsch," a failed coup d'etat conducted by a number of KGB officers and military units who were opposed to Gorbachev's...

Kyrgyzstan: Bloggers Take a Stand Against Manas-pulation

As Kyrgyzstan prepares for its 20th anniversary of independence and subsequent presidential elections, its legendary warrior king Manas is becoming more and more real by the day. Bloggers discuss the...

Russia: Ex-UK Ambassador's Diary of 5 Days in August 1991

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