· November, 2009

Stories about Belarus from November, 2009

Ukraine: Flu Stats, Panic, Gauze Masks (and Some Lingerie)

  10 November 2009

According to Ukraine's Health Ministry, 1,031,597 people in Ukraine have fallen ill with "flu, acute respiratory illness and their complications (pneumonia, etc.)" between Oct. 29 and Nov. 9 - and 174 of them have died. In the Ukrainian blogosphere, much of the discussion of the current medical emergency focuses on whether there are enough reasons to panic or not.

Belarus: Webmaster and Politics

  6 November 2009

Andrei Khrapavitski reports on problems faced by a Belarusian political party following the election of a new leader: “According to the Belarusian blogosphere, a webmaster, loyal to the previous leader, is refusing to pass passwords and website requisites to the new team. Thus they can’t update the party website. […]...

Lithuania: National Identities

  2 November 2009

“Everyone is a historian here, everyone is preoccupied arguing who Vilnius belonged to in the past, whose it should be now, and whether true Lithuanians were of Slavic or Baltic origin. It almost seems as if Lithuanian modernity was nonexistent,” writes Andrei Khrapavitski about online and offline debates in Lithuania....

Belarus: “Prison Universities”

  2 November 2009

“Young protesters whom I met in Belarus in recent years, account for more days spent in jail between them, than for the number of years they have lived,” writes Yuri Zarakhovich at Jamestown Foundation Blog.

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