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· November, 2008

Stories about Czech Republic from November, 2008

Central & Eastern Europe: Obituaries

Edward Lucas re-posts The Economist‘s obits of Mieczyslaw Rakowski, a Polish Communist journalist and politician, who died on Nov. 8, and of Boris Fyodorov, a Russian economic reformer, who died...

Czech Republic: Notes on Prague

Notes on a visit to Prague – at Dr. Sean's Diary, here and here.

Czech Republic, USA: “Growing Up ‘Cesky'”

An interview with a Czech-American woman on her experiences of growing up “in the midst of the 2 cultures (Czech and American)” and other issues – at Czechmatediary, in four...

Hungary, Czech Republic: Romaphobia

The Hungarian Spectrum reports on the murder of a 14-year-old girl in a Hungarian village, which led to an anti-Roma rally. The Reference Frame is unhappy with Al Jazeera's story...

Czech Republic: Milan Kundera Controversy

Belatedly, a link to the post on Milan Kundera controversy – at Balkans via Bohemia.

Central Europe: Relations With the U.S.

Belatedly, a link to Antal Dániel's post at Central Europe Activ on “Central European expectations from the new American president.”

Czech Republic: Anniversary of Peaceful Revolution

The Czech Daily Word writes about the time when “Czechs and Slovaks got rid of the Communist regime” 19 years ago – and about those who “still vote for ‘the...

Czech Republic: Muslims in Brno

Belatedly, a link to the item on the Muslim community of Brno – at The Czech Daily Word.

Central & Eastern Europe: A Travel Roundup

Olive harvesting in Albania, John Paul II monuments in Poland, a Soviet military hardware cemetery in Moscow and more: Central and Eastern Europe-based bloggers share their recent travel stories and...

Czech Republic: Public Opinion on Russian-Georgian War

Dr. Sean's Diary reports that “the Czech public holds a characteristically divided / balanced set of views the Russo-Georgian war: majorities disapprove of both Georgian intervention in South Ossetia and...

Central & Eastern Europe, U.S.: “Cloudy Vision”

Leopolis discusses the possible impact of “a McCain or Obama presidency” for Central Europe.

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