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· July, 2005

Stories about Eastern & Central Europe from July, 2005

BBC statement on Afghan blogger threats

The Committee to Protect Bloggers recently received the following statement from the BBC in response to complaints by Afghan Blogger Sohrab Kabuli that somebody has been using a BBC computer...

Tajikistan:: Democracy for Tajikistan :: July :: 2005

Alan Cordova looks at the prospects for democracy in Tajikistan and compares it to Kyrgyzstan.

Hungary: Budapest Bloggers’ Tag Cloud

Central Budapest has created a tag cloud for Budapest bloggers (a tag cloud is a list of tags or keywords where the size of the tag indicates how popular it...

Ukraine: Whoops

Blog de Connard, returning after a brief hiatus, has a good roundup of Ukraining events both pertaining to the author and the country as a whole, including a pretty decent...

Uzbekistan: Uzbek internet segment faces largest attack

T-Moor reports that a large number of Uzbekistan websites were attacked by hackers and defaced recently.

Russia: What goes around… reports on the rumor that Boris Yelstin may make a political comeback. The reasoning is something like he's the only political figure with the authority to challenge Putin, so...

Azerbaijan: AZ Election Poll

Blogrel reports that Azerbaijan citizens don't seem to think that fair elections are a priority.

Hungary: Cabinet Text Mad

Central Budapest reports that the Hungarian parliament has turned to SMS again, this time to gauge public opinion on the subject of drunk drivers.

Russia: Armenian Spammer Found Murdered in Russia

Oneworld Multimedia has more details about the spammer who was found murdered in his apartment this weekend.

Russia: Spammer Murdered reports that Russia's most notorious spammer was found beaten to death in his apartment over the weekend. It's unknown if his brutal murder was connected to his spamming activities.

Kyrgyzstan: Don’t pack your bags is reporting that US Secretary of Defence Donald Rumsfeld's visit to Kyrgyzstan had its intended effect; the US presence at the airbase in Manas will continue indefinately.

Armenia: Localized Armenian Windows XP / Office Under Development

Oneworld Multimedia is reporting that an Armenian version of Windows XP and Microsoft Office is under development. Apparently one sticking point is that Armenian simply doesn't have the technical vocabulary...

Central Asia: Updates on Georgia Grenade

Blogrel has a pretty comprehensive update on the Georgian Grenadier.

Uzbekistan: Political Islam, Reconsidered

Central Asia blog points to an article that takes another look at the political Islam.

Flickr Pick from Azerbaijan

“Apple Basket” by Martin Talbot

Ukraine: The WTO Debate

Orange Ukraine follows the twists and turns of passing the legislation needed for Ukraine to join the WTO.

Russia: US Ambassador's closing remarks

Siberian Light covers the departing remarks of Alexander Vershbow, the outgoing US Ambassador to Russia. He also points to a short profile he did of incoming ambassador.

Hungary: Hopes Dim as US Ambassador Opens Big Fat Mouth Again

The irreverent Budapest-based blog Pesticide documents a faux pas by the US ambassador to Hungary.

Central Asia: Bush Grenade Suspect Captured After Shootout in Georgia :: July :: 2005

Oneworld Multimedia has been doing yeoman's work covering the story of the suspected Bush grenade-thrower. He also covers local press reaction to the story, the news that the suspect is...

Kyrgyzstan: It’s not Kafkaesque, but it is boring

David Read, who writes the Kyrgyzstan blog Pretend You're Dread, has been trying to get a birth certificate for his son and get married to his girlfriend. Unfortunately, the Kyrgyz...

About our Eastern & Central Europe coverage

Tanya Lokot is the Eastern Europe editor. Email her story ideas or volunteer to write.

Filip Stojanovski is the Central Europe editor. Email him story ideas or volunteer to write.

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