Stories about Eastern & Central Europe from September, 2005
Georgia's Democracy Test
Democracy Rising says that tomorrow's vote in Georgia for five single member constituencies will be a test for the Georgian government.
Kyrgyzification of Osh
Damian Wampler reports on efforts to claim as culturally and historically Kyrgyz the ethnic Uzbek city of Osh.
Forming a Government
the beatroot reports on the negotiations to form a new Polish government.
neweurasia has launched another of its Central Asia blogs (blogs are planned for each country in Central Asia and the Caucasus). The new one covers Turkmenistan, where the latest developments in the country's gas industry are discussed.
Soft on Corruption
Armenian students are tolerant of corruption says Oneworld Multimedia. In fact, intolerance of corruption increases the chances of a student's marginalization.
Winners & Losers in Poland
the beatroot runs down winners and losers in Poland's recent election.
Siberian Light discusses Vladimir Putin's muddying of the waters regarding his plans beyond his current presidential term.
Russian Marketing Technology
Russian Marketing Blog reports on Russian grafitti avoidance technology for light box advertisers.
Oneworld Multimedia reports that Armenia's budget is set to reach $1 billion for the first time since independence. While the military will still receive the lion's share of the budget, education and social programs are set for notable increases.
Post Election BlogCast
PolBlog has another post-election blogcast, this time speaking to a young voter, an diplomat from the Brazilian embassy, and the beatroot's Peter Gentle.
The Interconnectedness Of It All
Neeka's Backlog offers up a personal story on changes in labels but not in names in post-Soviet elite circles.
Russia's Cheese Boom
Ruminations on Russia says that while Russia's cheese industry is booming, serious supply problems are discouraging investment.
Poland's Unexpected Prime Minister
the beatroot discusses Poland's unexpected new prime minister.
My Son, Mikhail
Oneworld Multimedia reports on how NGOs and public organizations in Armenia help children with disabilities thrive.
A Night at the Theater
An American Dramaturg in Armenia reports on a lively night at Yerevan's Hamazgayin Theatre.
The State of the Russian Opposition
Russia Blog discusses conflicting reports on the state of the Russian opposition.
Russia's New Patron Saint
siberianlight.net reports that the Russian Orthodox Church has just named a new patron saint for long range nuclear bombers.
PolBlog: Local View on Election
PolBlog interviews a Polish voter about last weekend's election.
Onnik Krikorian once again made the annual pilgrimage to Shamiran to cover the Armenian Yezidi community‘s late September festival. In addition to a brief report, he brought back many photos.
Hetq blocked in UAE
Martuni or Bust!!! reports that Hetq Online is blocked in the United Arab Emirates in the wake of its reporting on the trafficking of women and girls to the UAE by Armenian and Arab gangs.
Strange Things in Azerbaijan
While travelling about Azerbaijan, Carpetblogger encountered a few oddities.