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· November, 2006

Stories about Eastern & Central Europe from November, 2006

Hungary: ID Cards

  30 November 2006

As Britain is thinking of introducing an ID card system, Paul of Further Ramblings of a N.Irish Magyar cites an example of Hungary and discusses whether IDs have made the country and its citizens safer.

Serbia: Kragujevac Stories

  30 November 2006

You would have to find out by yourself how it feels to be in this southeastern European country, but in the meantime you can read words from different online spaces talking about those legendary cars produced in Kragujevac, the city's traditional bistro aura and some glances at its past. First,...

Ukraine: Famine Recognized As Genocide

  29 November 2006

Kyiv, Nov. 25: Remembering Holodomor (Famine) Victims – by Veronica Khokhlova At the Holodomor Remembrance ceremony held in Kyiv on Saturday, Nov. 25, a big board listed the countries that have recognized the Ukrainian Famine of 1932-33 as genocide: Australia, Argentina, Georgia, Estonia, Italy, Canada, Lithuania, Poland, USA, Hungary. Next...

Ukraine: Chess

  29 November 2006

Ukraine List writes about a Ukrainian “chess eccentric” Vasyl Ivanchuk.

Ukraine: Holodomor Vote

  29 November 2006

Foreign Notes writes about the Famine vote and its significance for the Party of the Regions: “As the figures were flashed up on the screen in the VR I'll bet a stab of anxiety when through some of the PoR deputies. There are other divisive votes looming soon, e.g. on...

Belarus: CIS Scandal

  29 November 2006

TOL's Belarus Blog writes about the scandal involving Russian journalists that broke out during the CIS summit in the Belarusian capital. Also, there's a post about the pain the summit is causing to downtown Minsk.

Ukraine: Hutsul Wedding Photos and Video

  28 November 2006

LJ user dali-bude posts amazing pictures and video from a reenacted traditional Hutsul wedding. Dykun posts the final installment of a contemporary Hutsul wedding video.

Russia: “DPNI-Light”

  28 November 2006

Sean's Russia Blog writes that in Russia, “The race struggle has replaced the class struggle, and the ‘illegal’ stands in for the ‘kulak’.”

Russia: Suleiman Kerimov

  28 November 2006

Russia Blog writes about Suleiman Kerimov, a Russian billionaire and PM from Vladimir Zhirinovsky's party, who got into a car crash in southern France and is now “in coma with burns over 70% of his body,” while his black Ferrari Enzo has been torn apart and its fuel tank exploded.

Latvia: News Roundup

  28 November 2006

Homemade booze, politics, and attacks on tourists: All About Latvia provides a news roundup.

Croatia: Schengen and Eurail

  28 November 2006

“Slovenia, Italy and Hungary are working to maintain the current border regime that allows Croatian citizens to cross into their countries with only an ID card,” Neretva River reports. And – “From January 1st 2007 passes covering rail travel in Croatia, Ireland, Italy and Portugal will be available, as well...

About our Eastern & Central Europe coverage

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

Roman Shemakov is the Eastern Europe editor. Email him story ideas or volunteer to write.


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