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· July, 2007

Stories about Eastern & Central Europe from July, 2007

Estonia: Names

Itching for Eestimaa writes about Estonian names.

Estonia: Gay Pride Controversy

Itching for Eestimaa writes about “Estonian journalism godfather Priit Pullerits who recently questioned the need for [a gay pride] parade.”

Latvia: U.S. Visa Humiliation

Latvian Abroad writes about the humiliating experience of obtaining a U.S. entry visa.

Russia: Nashi's Expelled Member Talks

Sean's Russia Blog translates a former insider's look at the pro-Putin Nashi youth movement.

Poland: Warsaw Uprising

The beatroot reviews the history of the 1944 Warsaw Uprising.

Poland: Harry Potter in Polish

The planned publishing date for the Polish version of the final part of the J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series is scheduled for Jan. 27, 2008. The beatroot, however, reports that...

CIS: Blog Camp

Mirsulzhan posts an announcement for the upcoming CIS Blog Camp in Kiev.

Ukraine: Phosphorus Train Derailment

A discussion of the July 16 derailment of the train carrying 15 tanks of liquid white phosphorus – over at Ukrainiana.

Ukraine: Frommer's Outdated Map

Ukrainiana writes to Frommer's – “one of America’s best sources on travel” – to complain about an outdated map of the former Soviet region that they have on their site.

Ukraine: Charity Tennis Tournament

Scenes from the Sidewalk writes about a charity tennis tournament intended for late October: “Our goal is to push the envelope and help the Kyiv community recognize the problems related...

Ukraine: More Kyiv Galleries

Olechko takes her readers on another Kyiv gallery tour – and posts some more of her own work.

Ukraine: “Premature Campaigning”

Foreign Notes writes about what appears to be the pre-election competition between former allies: Victor Yushchenko's and Yulia Tymoshenko's blocs.

Russia: Krasnodar Taxi

Inside Krasnodar reports on a new taxi service, which uses Mercedes B Class 170 white minivans and doesn't charge too much.

Russia: Kvas

Some pictures and a report on kvas, a favorite summer drink – at Russian Kafe.

Russia: Olimpiada

Sochi Travel reports that since the victory in the 2014 Sochi Olympics bid, several newborn girls have been named Olimpiada.

Russia: High-Heeled Sprint

Siberian Light reports on this year's high-heeled sprint that took place in St. Petersburg this past weekend.

Russia: Gorbachev & Louis Vuitton

Sean's Russia Blog writes on Mikhail Gorbachev's new role: a model for Louis Vuitton ads, photographed by Annie Leibovitz.

Russia: Registration

White Sun of the Desert writes about Russia's frustrating registration law – which applies to citizens and non-citizens alike.

Russia: Berezovsky and Britain

Sean's Russia Blog writes about Boris Berezovsky and the problems of Russia's relations with Great Britain.

Russia: Nazi Attack Environmentalists

Sean's Russia Blog reports on the recent deadly attack on a camp of Russian anti-nuclear activists – here and here.

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