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· May, 2014

Stories about International Relations from May, 2014

11 May 2014

Russians Hate Eurovision's Bearded-Lady Champion

RuNet Echo

On the Internet, Russians have reacted to Wurst’s victory with a mix of humor and homophobia.

10 May 2014

Two People Are Driving Around Europe to Find What It Means to Be European

On the eve of European elections, two French artists will tour Europe to meet with as many types of Europeans as possible.

9 May 2014

GV Face: Taiwan's Sunflower Protests

Is the movement to defend democracy in Taiwan itself democratic? We talk to Global Voices contributors in Taiwan about the protests and the prospects for continued autonomy from China.

8 May 2014

50th Anniversary of Dictatorship in Brazil: A French Torturer in South America

Documents obtained by a researcher in France shed light on the activities of Paul Aussaresses, the executioner of Algiers, military attaché in Brazil in the 1970s.

China-Vietnam clash in the Paracels

6 May 2014

Specter of China Loomed Over Obama's Asian Tour

Many interpreted the U.S. president's actions on his much-ballyhooed "pivot to Asia" as a not-so-subtle message to China.

4 May 2014

Live Fire for Russian Historical Reenactor Spy

RuNet Echo

Military commander of the Slavyanks separatists, Igor Strelkov, is a historical reenactor, and, allegedly, works for Russia's military intelligence.

3 May 2014

Tragedy and Confusion in Odessa

RuNet Echo

Over thirty pro-Russian protesters died in a fire in the cheerful Black Sea port of Odessa on May 2.

2 May 2014

Russian Internet on the Way to Pyongyang

RuNet Echo

Starting on August 1, 2014 all distributors of online content will be required to physically store 6 months worth of user data in Russia.

1 May 2014

Is Federalism a Solution to South-East Ukraine's Identity Crisis?

RuNet Echo

In an ironic twist, pro-Ukrainian activists disseminate flyers in the Donetsk urging people to call for a referendum on joining the Dnepropetrovsk Region.