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· October, 2007

Stories from Quick Reads from October, 2007

Russia, Serbia, Georgia: Kosovo Implications

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...

Ukraine: Political Urine

Ukrainiana writes about “a duel of urine samples” between one of the leaders of the pro-presidential bloc and Kyiv's mayor.

Ukraine: History of Music

Ukrainian Musical Matters posts a concise but comprehensive review of Ukrainian music – from 20,000 years ago to the present.

Nepal: The blogosphere and bloggers

Kathmandu Speaks reflects on why a Bloggers Association in Nepal – BlogBan didn't quite take off, and on the Nepali Blogosphere.

Bangladesh: 1971 and War Criminals

Voice of Bangladeshi Bloggers on why it's high time the war criminals of 1971 were dealt with.

Ukraine, Belarus: Helping Chernobyl Children

In a comment to MoldovAnn‘s recent post about Chernobyl aid organizations, executive director of one such charity mentions new approaches to rehabilitation of children affected by the 1986 catastrophe. The...

Palestine: People Starving

“Can i just say i m sick and tired of sitting here studying while knowing that people in Gaza don't have anything to eat?” asks Palestinian blogger Al Falasteenyia.

Saudi Arabia: Featuring Artists

Saudi blogger Dua'a promises to feature artists from Arabia in her new blog United Bloggers of Arabia.

Ukraine: “Strokes Against Hopelessness”

Scenes from the Sidewalk posts some pictures and writes about a charity tennis tournament that took place in Kyiv last weekend.

Myanmar: Burmese Ghosts

Start worrying if you are in Myanmar and the dogs start howling near your house at night.

Russia: Sochi Land Conflicts

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.

Ukraine: Construction in Kyiv; Catherine II in Odesa

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.

Ukraine: Sean Carr

Ukrainian Musical Matters writes about Sean Carr, lead singer of Death Valley Screamers and Yulia Tymoshenko's son-in-law.

Ukraine: Svyatoslav Vakarchuk

Ukrainian Musical Matters writes about Svyatoslav Vakarchuk, lead singer of Okean Elzy band, his political views and political involvement.

India: All for a passport

30 in 2005 on applying for a passport at the Indian High Commission in London – the long queue, clueless people and the general bureaucracy.

Jordan: Plea to Help Family

Ola Eliwat from Jordan appeals to readers to dig deep into their pockets to help a family whose house in Baqa'a Camp was destroyed in a fire.

Oman: Fifth Radio Station

With four radio stations competing for the airwaves in Oman, Sleepless in Muscat wonders whether a fifth station would be ‘too much.’

Syria: Patriotism or Stupidity?

“Some people in the Middle East have a problem, they mistake patriotism for stupidity and end up justifying the worst and most obscene injustice,” writes Syrian blogger Wassim.

Philippines: Spanish Contribution

Jerome Herrera feels history books do not give enough credit to the Spanish contribution to the Philippines.

Malaysia: Forum For Malaysian Unity

Lucia Lai is inviting Malaysians for a solidarity get together in Penang this weekend.

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