Stories about Eastern & Central Europe from October, 2006
The beatroot writes about media freedom in the EU, the fear of the Polish plumber (again; 70 comments so far), a Sudanese woman giving birth on a bus in Warsaw, and a few other matters.
Deleted by Tomorrow covers some of the “stupid” things said recently by Slovak politicians.
The Glory of Carniola writes about Slovenian ghost cows and a World Cup broadcast lawsuit.
Ukraine Study Tour blog writes about Ukrainian writer Andrei Kurkov and Ukrainian literature.
Carpetblogger writes about the change of seasons in Kyiv.
Sean's Russia Blog writes about youth extremism.
Copydude posts pictures of a WWII memorial in Novgorod.
Itching for Eestimaa writes about Estonia's history.
Arellanes.com translates another article on yet another political scandal.
TOL's Belarus Blog writes about yet another arrest; prize for Milinkevich, and the Belarusian language museum.
Neretva River writes about Macedonia's plans to join the EU.
Blog coverage of the referendum on the new Serbian constitution: at East Ethnia, here and here; at South East Europe Online, here; at Belgrade 2.0, here, here and here; at Dictionary of the Serbian Mess, here; and at Estavisti, here.
Declan Butler posts an update on “the buildup of international pressure” in the Tripoli Six case.
On October 25, International Herald Tribune published Evgeny Morozov's opinion piece on the recent developments in the Russian blogosphere. On his blog – Sharp & Sound: Perspectives On Modern Politics – Morozov wrote: […] I’ve been surprised how little coverage the story has received in the Western media…Hm, virtually none…...
The beatroot writes about yet another political party about to appear on Poland's political scene.
Dykun posts a 2005 video from a wedding in the town of Pidhajtsi, Ternopil region of Ukraine.
A rather amusing video from a Belarusian wedding party causes a rather serious discussion about the country's present and future, reports TOL's Belarus Blog.
Snowsquare writes about shopping at Moscow's TsUM and the rebranding of Golden Telecom and VneshTorgBank.
Copydude writes about tap water in Russia: “As everyone knows, if you invite a plumber to your Soviet apartment, he will invariably ask you to close either the brown or white tap, depending where the problem lies. Hot water is always brown in Russia while cold water is an opaque,...
Russian Marketing Blog writes about Anastas Mikoyam, “the People's Commissar for external and internal trade from 1926 till 1939″ – and the man who “wanted hamburgers to become popular Russian fast food.”
Sean's Russia Blog writes about Anna Politkovskaya, the Russian and US media, the war in Iraq and Condoleezza Rice's visit to Moscow.