Stories about Eastern & Central Europe from August, 2006
Srdjan Cvijic of The TransAtlantic Assembly a translates an article by a renowned Serbian political analyst on Kosovo, the West and the feeling of collective guilt.
Eric Gordy of East Ethnia writes about a recent attack on an Israeli in Belgrade and the hype it caused.
David McDuff of A Step At A Time translates an article on the tenth anniversary of the end of the First Chechen War.
J. Otto Pohl translates a decree that ordered deportation of the Volga Germans to Kazakhstan and Siberia in 1941.
Our Man In Tirana writes about Albania's upcoming football battles.
Konstantin Dlutskiy of Russian Marketing Blog writes about guerilla promotion of The Sopranos.
Dictionary of the Serbian Mess explains the coat of arms that appears on the Serbian flag and compares Serbian anthem to that of Slovenia.
Belgrade Blog writes about the threat to the capital's nightlife.
Belgrade Blog reports on the 4th Belgrade Beer Festival, which featured 30 types of beer, a treasure hunt and a Miss Wet T-Shirt competition.
Moscow has more billionaires than NYC, but in Putin's era, they are no longer “oligarchs” but “mere tycoons,” writes Vilhelm Konnander. In another post, he discusses the trial and the verdict of Ukraine's Pavlo Lazarenko.
Poland is having local elections soon, and the populists are becoming more audible, reports Warsaw Station.
The beatroot writes about “free movement of labour” and responds to a “deranged” commenter who, among other things, is “favorably comparing the Nazi invasion and the Holocaust to the influx of a few hundred thousand Poles and others to the UK.”
The beatroot writes that Polish gay rights activists are taking the wrong cases to court: “But going to courts over the two pieces of infantile nonsense […] is not the right way to go about challenging officially sponsored homophobia in Poland.”
Konstantin Dlutskiy of Russian Marketing Blog writes about the needless promotion of Madonna's upcoming Moscow concert.
Peter Myers of Adventures in Moldova writes about themes in Moldovan folk music. WorkingDefinition writes about the “inescapable” music in Romania.
While Serbian citizens are preoccupied with bare survival, the country's media and politicians focus on the need to extradite individuals wanted by the Hague tribunal. A few days ago, Serbian Prime Minister Vojislav Kostunica announced he would not put up with people like Mladic, who is accused of committing atrocities...
Novala, Europa posts pictures from one of the most popular tourist destinations in Montenegro: the semi-island of Sveti Stefan.
Our Man in Tirana writes about ‘Greater Albania’ or, as it was called in a recent interview by the political adviser to the Albanian Prime Minister, the ‘Natural Albania': “Citing the example of Montenegro which chose to split from Serbia, Danaj suggested that Albanians in Macedonia and Montenegro should also...
Balkan Ghost of Finding Karadzic visits Trebinje and Lastva in the Republika Srpska to investigate Radovan Karadzic sightings there: “While in the west we treat Karadzic sightings with alarm, they are commonplace around Trebinje. And even if the locals wanted to talk about it, the western press and local EUFOR...
Mat Savelli of Roma Roma writes about the highlight of his visit to Belgrade: Tito's Mausoleum at the House of Flowers.
Jo and Ants The Tukkers of Tuk to the Road travel from Lviv to Krakow to Auschwitz – and arrive in Prague.