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· August, 2009

Stories about Eastern & Central Europe from August, 2009

Russia: Photos and Drawings of Opposition Rally

Photos from the Aug. 31 opposition rally in Moscow – by LJ user mnog (RUS); drawings and an observation – by LJ user pshevelev (RUS): “A few people are chanting...

Global Voices seeks staff for new project: “Interpreting RuNet”

Global Voices seeks a part-time project editor and a contributing editor for a new initiative, "Interpreting RuNet", to deepen our coverage of Russian-language blogospheres, online speech and social networks.

Online Campaigns To Combat Spread Of HIV/AIDS

To combat the spread of AIDS, many organizations and activists worldwide are engaged with innovative and localized campaigns and initiatives. Today we will discuss some of them who use ICT...

Hungary: St. Stephen

Hungarian Spectrum writes: “Because there are so many references to St. Stephen nowadays in Hungary I thought I ought to write a post on what ‘Hungary’ looked liked in his...

Russia: Satellite Pics of Traffic Jam Caused by Officials

LJ user travel_hunter (RUS) re-posts images of Yandex.ru maps showing an impressive amount of cars forced to wait until some high-ranking Russian officials pass an intersection in Moscow. LJ user...

Russia: Two Photos of Sayano-Shushenskaya Dam

LJ user drugoi visits Sayano-Shushenskaya hydroelectric dam, posts two photos and writes (RUS) about the colossal damage done to the facility on Aug. 17: “It seems that it's easier to...

Albania: Honey

Stepping Stones describes an accidental stopover at a honey-processing place located on a beautiful lake in southern Albania.

Russia: Nikita Mikhalkov's '12’

Poemless writes about Nikita Mikhalkov's 12, a Russian re-make of Twelve Angry Men.

Russia: Stalin at Renovated Kurskaya

LJ user russos posts photos (RUS) of the newly renovated Kurskaya-Koltsevaya metro station in Moscow, which now sports this line from the 1944 version of the Soviet anthem: “Stalin brought...

Russia: August 1991 – 18 Years On

Scraps of Moscow writes about the August 1991 coup and how it is remembered 18 years later.

Poland: Microsoft's Photoshopped Ad

Eternal Remont writes about Microsoft's photoshopped Polish ad, in which a black man's head of the original ad was replaced with a white man's head.

Slovakia, Hungary: More on the Tensions

Michal Hudec of Blogactiv.eu writes about the Slovak-Hungarian tensions.

Hungary: Update on Hungarian Guard

Hungarian Spectrum posts an update on the Hungarian Guard (more on it, in an earlier GV post by Marietta Le).

Poland: More on “Lemko Land”

Raf Uzar travels “down south to deepest, darkest Lemko Land.”

Ukraine, Russia: Reaction to Medvedev's Statement

Foreign Notes translates one Ukrainian editor's take on president Medvedev's Ukraine address.

Ukraine: Independence Day Parade

Ukrainiana posts photos and video of the Independence Day parade in Kyiv.

Serbia: Threats to LGBT Population

Serbia's gays are facing plenty of problems - and on Sept. 20, they are planning to hold a gay pride parade in Belgrade. Sinisa Boljanovic reviews some pro and contra...

Russia: Flag Day Rally

LJ users daria_mas and alter-gregor post photos (RUS) from the opposition rally that took place in Moscow on Russia's Flag Day and ended with riot police detaining some of the...

Russia: Anna Akhmatova

St. Petersblurb writes about Anna Akhmatova and the Fountain House.

Russia: Flags With Crosses

Eternal Remont is hoping that “the Moscow Times was recently bought out by The Onion” – and here's why: “According to the Moscow Times, the Russian Justice Ministry recently published...

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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