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· October, 2007

Stories about Eastern & Central Europe from October, 2007

Russia, Serbia, Georgia: Kosovo Implications

TOL's Steady State writes that “if the application of the ‘Kosovo formula’ to the post-Soviet frozen conflicts takes place, then it will be cooked up in Moscow – that is...

Russia: Sochi Land Conflicts

Perspectives on the New Russia writes about the brewing conflict between the Russian state and individual property owners in Sochi, the host city of the 2014 Winter Olympics.

Ukraine: Political Urine

Ukrainiana writes about “a duel of urine samples” between one of the leaders of the pro-presidential bloc and Kyiv's mayor.

Ukraine: Construction in Kyiv; Catherine II in Odesa

Ukrainiana writes about “sardine-packed construction” in Kyiv and the dedication of the monument to Catherine II in Odesa – and posts videos of the related violence.

Ukraine: History of Music

Ukrainian Musical Matters posts a concise but comprehensive review of Ukrainian music – from 20,000 years ago to the present.

Ukraine: Sean Carr

Ukrainian Musical Matters writes about Sean Carr, lead singer of Death Valley Screamers and Yulia Tymoshenko's son-in-law.

Ukraine: Svyatoslav Vakarchuk

Ukrainian Musical Matters writes about Svyatoslav Vakarchuk, lead singer of Okean Elzy band, his political views and political involvement.

Ukraine, Belarus: Helping Chernobyl Children

In a comment to MoldovAnn‘s recent post about Chernobyl aid organizations, executive director of one such charity mentions new approaches to rehabilitation of children affected by the 1986 catastrophe. The...

Ukraine: “Strokes Against Hopelessness”

Scenes from the Sidewalk posts some pictures and writes about a charity tennis tournament that took place in Kyiv last weekend.

Russia: Remembering Victims of 1937; Podcasting Their Names

Seventy years since Stalin's Great Terror of 1937, many Russians are ignorant of their country's horrible past, Windows on Eurasia reports. Nevertheless, hundreds of people came to Lubyanka yesterday to...

Armenia: Trade with Russia

Oneworld Multimedia looks at two conflicting opinions on trade between Armenia and Russia. On the one hand, the Jamestown Foundation says that increasing trade between the two countries is political...

Russia: Mikhalkov's “12”

Ntalia Anonova reviews Nikita Mikhalkov's “12”: “The movie isn’t some exotic, tourist-y, BBC “country profile”-y jaunt through an ethnic conflict. It crushes you, resuscitates you, crushes you some more.”

Russia: Murals at Babushkinskaya

Moscow Through Brown Eyes posts pictures of the new murals at one of Moscow's residential neighborhoods, created by Russian and Dutch graffiti artists.

Russia: Bukovsky on Putin's Prison Slang

Former dissident Vladimir Bukovsky says president Vladimir Putin doesn't understand the prison camp slang he sometimes uses, Window on Eurasia reports.

Russia: Dmitry Kozak's Replacement

Window on Eurasia writes about “Putin’s new man in the North Caucasus” and his methods.

Russia: Miss Russia 2007

The Turkish Invasion blogs about Miss Russia 2007 contest.

Russia: Chessbase on Kasparov

Siberian Light notes the reaction of Chessbase to the angry readers protesting coverage of Garry Kasparov's political involvement.

Russia: Serial Killer Alexander Pichushkin

Siberian Light writes about the Guardian's coverage of a Moscow serial killer.

Russia: Litvinenko With MI6?

Sean's Russia Blog writes on the newly revealed “spy vs. spy” dimension of the Aleksandr Litvinenko case.

Russia: Artists for Khodorkovsky, Against Putin

Robert Amsterdam reports on a classical music concert in Paris in support of Mikhail Khodorkovsky and other political prisoners, and on the anti-Putin part of the Russian community of “cultural...

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