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· August, 2006

Stories about Eastern & Central Europe from August, 2006

Serbia: Collective Guilt

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.

Serbia: Attack on Israeli

Eric Gordy of East Ethnia writes about a recent attack on an Israeli in Belgrade and the hype it caused.

Russia: End of War Anniversary

David McDuff of A Step At A Time translates an article on the tenth anniversary of the end of the First Chechen War.

Russia: Deportation of Volga Germans

J. Otto Pohl translates a decree that ordered deportation of the Volga Germans to Kazakhstan and Siberia in 1941.

Albania: Euro 2008

Our Man In Tirana writes about Albania's upcoming football battles.

Russia: The Sopranos Promotion

Konstantin Dlutskiy of Russian Marketing Blog writes about guerilla promotion of The Sopranos.

Serbia: Criticism of the Flag and Anthem

Dictionary of the Serbian Mess explains the coat of arms that appears on the Serbian flag and compares Serbian anthem to that of Slovenia.

Serbia: Nightlife Under Threat

Belgrade Blog writes about the threat to the capital's nightlife.

Serbia: Beer Festival

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.

Russia, Ukraine: “Managed Oligarchy,” Lazarenko Case

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...

Poland: A Competition in Populism

Poland is having local elections soon, and the populists are becoming more audible, reports Warsaw Station.

Poland: On Migrant Labor, Again

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...

Poland: Suing the Homophobes

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...

Russia: Madonna's Concert Promotion

Konstantin Dlutskiy of Russian Marketing Blog writes about the needless promotion of Madonna's upcoming Moscow concert.

Moldova, Romania: Music

Peter Myers of Adventures in Moldova writes about themes in Moldovan folk music. WorkingDefinition writes about the “inescapable” music in Romania.

Serbia: Unemployment and Low Salaries

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...

Montenegro: Sveti Stefan

Novala, Europa posts pictures from one of the most popular tourist destinations in Montenegro: the semi-island of Sveti Stefan.

Albania: Greater, or Natural, Albania

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...

Bosnia & Herzegovina: Karadzic Sightings

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...

Serbia: Tito's Mausoleum

Mat Savelli of Roma Roma writes about the highlight of his visit to Belgrade: Tito's Mausoleum at the House of Flowers.

About our Eastern & Central Europe coverage

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


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