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· February, 2009

Stories about Eastern & Central Europe from February, 2009

Ukraine: Politics on Twitter

Ukrainian president Victor Yushchenko has an official Twitter account; his tweets mirror daily schedule announcements and latest news items that are featured on the official website as well. There is...

Ukraine: “Russophone Ukrainian Nationalists”

In this post, which has generated over a hundred comments and is now listed as the 4th most popular item on Yandex Blogs, LJ user alek-ya explains what a "Russophone...

Russia: Alleged Racist Murder in Moscow

Moscow Through Brown Eyes translates LJ user plucer‘s post (RUS) about an alleged racist murder in Moscow.

Czech Republic: Vaclav Klaus’ EU Speech

Czechmatediary writes about “a passionate response” to the Czech president's speech at the European Parliament.

Germany: “Putins Pressefreiheit”

LJ user drugoi highlights Vladimir Putin's “appearance” at the carnival in Düsseldorf, Germany, and receives nearly 300 comments (RUS).

Armenia: Nationalist agitation in Georgia

Writing on the new Frontline Club blog, Global Voices Online's Caucasus Regional Editor reports on plans to hold a demonstration outside the Georgian Embassy in Yerevan, Armenia. The blog says...

Russia: Politkovskaya Murder Trial Acquittals

Oleg Kozlovsky, Irina Filatova, Foreign Policy Association's Russia blog, and Window on Eurasia write about the “not guilty” verdict for the three men charged with being involved in the murder...

Ukraine: Obstacles and Hope for Museums

Linda Norris of The Uncataloged Museum lists legal and other obstacles that Ukrainian museums are facing, but concludes her post on a positive note, writing about some of the museum...

Serbia: Update on Miladin Kovacevic

Belgraded posts an update on the Miladin Kovacevic’s story.

Serbia: The Museum of African Art

A Yankee-in-Belgrade writes about Belgrade's Museum of African Art.

Russia: Endangered Languages

Window on Eurasia writes that, according to UNESCO, “19 languages spoken on the territory of the Russian Federation a half century ago have ceased to exist, and 117 more are...

Russia: Cherkizovsky Market in Moscow

Moscow Through Brown Eyes writes about an article (RUS) on Moscow's Cherkizovsky Market that appeared in the latest issue of Bolshoi Gorod: “Each of these bewilderingly diverse stories could be...

Poland: Economic Situation

The beatroot writes about the economic situation in Poland.

Poland: The Problem With “CEE”

Polandian writes about the problem with the term “Central & Eastern Europe”: “I’m all for people reporting on Poland and even highlighting its problems, whatever they may be, but let’s...

Estonia: WWII History

Itching for Eestimaa writes about the history of WWII and the Holocaust in Estonia.

Czech Republic: Prague Filming Fees

The Czech Daily Word writes that “Budapest, Vienna and other cities” are likely to replace Prague as “a favorite spot for American filmmakers” – due to newly-introduced filming fees.

Kosovo: First Anniversary of Independence

Blogging Balkanistan writes about Kosovo's first anniversary of independence.

Latvia: Government Resignation

Edward Hugh writes about Latvian government's resignation at A Fistful of Euros.

Russia: Henri Cartier-Bresson's Photos of Soviet Union

LJ user jolita (RUS) has posted Henri Cartier-Bresson's 1954-55 and 1973-74 photos of the Soviet Union in the ruguru LJ community.

Azerbaijan: News site closed down?

Following a recent ban on foreign broadcasts in the country, the content of a leading news site considered more independent than most in Azerbaijan was replaced on Thursday with a...

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


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