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· November, 2006

Stories about Eastern & Central Europe from November, 2006

Poland: Neo-Nazi Connection

The beatroot writes about one Polish party's neo-Nazi ties.

Hungary: ID Cards

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...

The Balkans: Asylum-Seeker; Tito's Portrait

Neretva River writes about a Slovenian citizen seeking asylum in Croatia, and the Croat member of the Bosnian presidency decorating his office with a portrait of Tito, an ethnic Croat,...

The Balkans: NATO

East Ethnia writes about NATO's credibility in the Balkans.

Slovakia: Bratislava

Four Bees recommends Bratislava as Christmas shopping destination.

Serbia: Kragujevac Stories

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...

Ukraine: Famine Recognized As Genocide

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...

Ukraine: Chess

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

Ukraine: Holodomor Vote

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...

Russia, Serbia: Energy Plans

Neretva River writes about Russia's plans to build a power plant in Kosovo and route a gas pipeline through Serbia.

Moldova: Another Belarus?

Mihai Moscovici wonders if, following the Minsk CIS Summit, Moldova may turn into Europe's next Belarus.

Belarus: CIS Scandal

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...

Bosnia & Herzegovina: EUFOR Commander Interview

Finding Karadzic posts an interview from a Sarajevo daily with General Marco Chiarini, who is nearing the end of his one-year term as EUFOR commander in Bosnia & Herzegovina.

Ukraine: Hutsul Wedding Photos and Video

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.

Ukraine: Kyiv No Istanbul

Carpetblogger explains why Istanbul is not Kyiv.

Russia: “DPNI-Light”

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

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...

Russia, Britain: Litvinenko's Death

The beatroot and Ruminations on Russia write about the reaction of the British media to Aleksandr Litvinenko's death.

Latvia: News Roundup

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

Albania: Ismail Kadare

Wu Wei writes about a talk given by Ismail Kadare in Oxford.

About our Eastern & Central Europe coverage

Tanya Lokot is the Eastern Europe editor. Email her story ideas or volunteer to write.

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


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