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· December, 2008

Stories about Estonia from December, 2008

Russia: Patriarch; Yoshkar-Ola; Stalin's Legacy; Protests

A selection of recent posts from Window on Eurasia: a “Ukrainian” metropolitan who may or may not become Russia's next patriarch; Hungarians react to the Russian authorities’ suggestion to rename...

Russia, Serbia: Gazprom, NIS, and Gas Prices

Streetwise Professor posts an update on Gazprom's “vaporware” in Serbia, which includes a recent resignation of the “anti-Gazprom” Serbian economics minister, Mladan Dinkic (more on that – at Robert Amsterdam's...

Central & Eastern Europe: Freedom in the Balkans; Visa Restrictions

Ari Rusila examines the Balkan-related results of the Freedom House's Freedom in the World survey at AriRusila’s BalkanBlog, and writes about the Henley Visa Restrictions Index, highlighting the results for...

Estonia: Deportations, Artificial Hills, Gray Passports, and Layoffs

Itching for Eestimaa writes about Estonian women who survived the deportations of the 1940s, but whose tragic stories never found a reflection in the Soviet-time Estonian women's magazine, Nõukogude Naine....

Central & Eastern Europe: Trademark on ;-) and Other Internet News

Below is a selection of recent posts by bloggers from around Central and Eastern Europe on social networking, participatory media, online activism and other related issues.

Estonia: TV

A note on Estonian TV from AnTyx: “At this exact moment, the Estonian state TV channel is broadcasting the advent mass – live from one of the country's biggest prisons....

Estonia: Pärnu

Itching for Eestimaa writes about a trip to Pärnu – “pop. 44,000, is the fifth largest city in Estonia, located on the country's southwest coast. It's also the ‘summer capital’...

Estonia: Online Voting for Tallinn's Theater vs Cultural Center

Cafebabel – Tallinn writes about Tallinn government's initiative of an online vote on “whether the new city theatre’s building or the new cultural centre Kultuurikatel should be built before the...

Russia: Nord Stream

White Sun of the Desert writes about the “Russian threat to scrap the controversial Nord Stream pipeline project, which would supply Russian gas to Germany via the Baltic Sea, bypassing...

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