Stories about Eastern & Central Europe from November, 2005
Ukraine: Photos From the Maidan
Veronica Khokhlova has photos from today's Orange Revolution celebrations in Kiev.
Ukraine: Orange Day
Orange Ukraine has a list of things to celebrate on the first anniversary of Ukraine's Orange Revolution.
Nomad Notes reports that the new leader of the German Social Democrats had his rise to power foretold by a Bulgarian clairvoyant many years ago.
Azerbaijan: Crisis in Baku
Carpetblogger reports that there is a sudden, critical shortage of pirated DVDs in Baku.
Mongolia: Bush in Mongolia
President Bush became the first American President to visit Mongolia on Sunday. Mongolia Matters has multiple posts on the brief visit.
Azerbaijan: More Recounts?
Marianna of neweurasia says that more vote recounts may be on the way in Azerbaijan's disputed parliamentary elections.
Turkmenistan: Bread Shortage
neweurasia has a fascinating report on a bread shortage in Turkmenistan that comes despite a reported phenomenal grain harvest this year.
Armenia: Constitutional Roundup
Onnik Krikorian has a roundup of Armenian constitutional referendum news at neweurasia.
Azerbaijan: Thanksgiving in Baku
Carpetblogger reports on preparing for Thanksgiving in Baku and provides nice pictures and descriptions of the Teze Bazaar.
Belarus: Filtering the Net
br23 blog reports that Belarus is looking to China for help with filtering the internet.
Poland: Not So Catholic
the beatroot reports that a recent survey shows Poles are not as observantly Catholic as journalistic shortcuts might lead you to believe.
Bulgaria: Debate Over Turkish
Nomad Notes reports that some Bulgarian politicians are focusing debate on use of the Turkish language to avoid debate on substantive issues.
Afghanistan Blogs: Dead Poetess, Violence & Liberation
Guftugo ( it means dialogue), an Afghan blogger, writes about Nadia Anjoman, poetess who was murdered by her husband in Herat. Many say jealousy motivated husband to kill this young poetess. Guftugo say in dark Afghanistan's dark society men like women are oppressed. Guftugo asks himself how Nadia's husband could...
Raffi of Life in Armenia reports on impressions of Georgia.
Kazakhstan: Election Encounters
KZ Blog reports on encounters with the preparations for the upcoming presidential election.
Oneworld Multimedia has another report on Armenia's Bambir rock band.
Rico of neweurasia reports that Turkmenistan is demanding apologies from foreign media outlets for reporting the existence of an Islamic Movement of Turkmenistan. (Probably a sloppy mistake regarding the Islamic Movement of Turkestan.)
Turkmenistan: Hypocritical Oath
neweurasia reports on the strange new oath for doctors in Turkmenistan.
Poland: Lepper's Transformation
the beatroot notes a sudden political transformation in Poland's parliament.
Tajikistan: Neweurasia Tajikistan
neweurasia has launched its Tajikistan blog with an inaugural post discussing why Tajikistan is as deserving of attention as its neighbors.
Mongolia: Media Discovers Mongolia
New Mongols reports that with President Bush about to visit Mongolia, the media has finally discovered the country and that it is a fairly normal and welcoming country.