· May, 2007

Stories about Hungary from May, 2007

Hungary: Human Rights

  25 May 2007

“The annual Amnesty Report this week has charged Hungary with discrimination against the Roma, a lack of protection for women and not surprisingly, police abuses,” writes Further Ramblings of a N.Irish Magyar.

Ukraine, Hungary: Sziget

  23 May 2007

Two bands from Ukraine – and Gogol Bordello – will play at Sziget music festival in Budapest August 8-15, uaMuzik reports.

Hungary: Partial Renovation

  16 May 2007

Pestcentric posts a wonderful picture of a Budapest building and writes about it: “Why should you suffer if your neighbors are too cheap to chip in the money to renovate the house your flat is in? Fix up your own part, and show the rest of the city what cheap...

Europe: Balkan Blogs on Eurovision

  14 May 2007

A small roundup of the Eurovision-related posts from the Balkans: Pustolovina: Adventure in Serbian writes on the victory for the “new Serbia” and on “a night of belonging”; East Ethnia writes on the complex politics behind this year's Serbian winner Marija Serifovic; Bosnia Vault writes about the contest's youngest participant...

Former Soviet Union: Family War Stories

  10 May 2007

For three years, LJ user aurinko25 has been collecting links to family war stories posted by Russophone bloggers. It's an overwhelming collection, full of raw, genuine history, full of life, death and heartbreak. Trying to pick something for translation turned out to be very difficult: so many of these texts deserve to be showcased - and, at the same time, they have to remain part of a continuous narrative. I ended up choosing two brief posts that date back to 2004 and 2005 - both written by bloggers who live in the United States now.