Stories about Politics from October, 2007
TOL's Steady State writes that “if the application of the ‘Kosovo formula’ to the post-Soviet frozen conflicts takes place, then it will be cooked up in Moscow – that is certain.”
Perspectives on the New Russia writes about the brewing conflict between the Russian state and individual property owners in Sochi, the host city of the 2014 Winter Olympics.
Ukrainiana writes about “a duel of urine samples” between one of the leaders of the pro-presidential bloc and Kyiv's mayor.
Ukrainiana writes about “sardine-packed construction” in Kyiv and the dedication of the monument to Catherine II in Odesa – and posts videos of the related violence.
Ukrainian Musical Matters writes about Sean Carr, lead singer of Death Valley Screamers and Yulia Tymoshenko's son-in-law.
Ukrainian Musical Matters writes about Svyatoslav Vakarchuk, lead singer of Okean Elzy band, his political views and political involvement.
The Azamat Report reviews recent developments on the eve of parliamentary elections in Kyrgyzstan, saying that the authorities are seemingly trying to establish a one-party system, similar to Kazakhstan with Nur-Otan and Russia with United Russia today.
Afghanistan Watch quotes reports on the President Karzai’s primetime appearance on CBS last Sunday, where he repeatedly called for a rollback of airstrikes in Afghanistan.
Coffeewallah has some advice for Trinidad and Tobago politicians: “Here’s a novel idea guys, why don’t you assume we all have brains, focus on the issues and tell us exactly how you’re going to deal with them.”
Both Child of the Revolution and The Cuban Triangle blog about the outcome of the UN motion for the United States to lift its long-standing embargo against Cuba.
Jumbie's Watch is not impressed by the Trinidad and Tobago opposition's latest maneuver, while KnowProSE.com thinks that the political parties “seem to be catering to the lowest common denominators – and those denominators are appallingly low.”
Child of the Revolution blogs about “a new exhibition…looking at the ‘use and abuse’ of that now-ubiquitous Alberto Korda photograph of Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara.”
Find out why Rick Lowe at WeblogBahamas.com isn't so much into the Christmas spirit.
Seventy years since Stalin's Great Terror of 1937, many Russians are ignorant of their country's horrible past, Windows on Eurasia reports. Nevertheless, hundreds of people came to Lubyanka yesterday to read out the names of thousands of victims – and PODstantsiya, a podcasting project of the Moscow-based Foundation for Independent...
Former dissident Vladimir Bukovsky says president Vladimir Putin doesn't understand the prison camp slang he sometimes uses, Window on Eurasia reports.
Window on Eurasia writes about “Putin’s new man in the North Caucasus” and his methods.
Siberian Light notes the reaction of Chessbase to the angry readers protesting coverage of Garry Kasparov's political involvement.
KO reflects on the politics in Pakistan, commenting “American movie goers will be familiar with the feeling many Pakistan’s are going through. “
Moluiology links to a youtube cartoon on China and Olympic. The blogger said (zh): it is pretty clear that the video reflects foreigners’ impression on China. Of course it is a bit exaggerating, but history did happen (footnote: some still deny such history)…
Sean's Russia Blog writes on the newly revealed “spy vs. spy” dimension of the Aleksandr Litvinenko case.