· February, 2006

Stories about Eastern & Central Europe from February, 2006

Armenia: Temporary Anthems

  27 February 2006

Zarchka writes about Armenia's temporary anthems, the songs that suddenly become popular and are played everywhere.

Polish Blogosphere Update

  27 February 2006

Upon news of the arrest of 17 pedophiles in Poland, part of a worldwide Internet child porn sting started in Spain, Peter Gentle of the beatroot ponders whether looking at such images is also a crime. Polish bloggers, while in agreement that looking at such images is perverse, are mixed...

Serbia & Montenegro: Kosovo Update

  24 February 2006

As the talks on the future of Kosovo have begun in Vienna, Balkan Update sums up the history of the conflict and looks at the possible outcome and the future of this Serbian province seeking independence.

Ukraine: Self-Immolation Attempt

  24 February 2006

David McDuff of A Step At A Time has translated a report about a Ukrainian woman's recent self-immolation attempt as a way to protest her Chechen husband's imminent deportation to Russia.

Ukraine: Two Babushkas

  24 February 2006

Stefan of Dykun continues with his Ukrainian grandmother‘s story: how the languages and dialects Baba Omaha can speak – Ukrainian Poltava and Ukrainian Galician, Polish, Czech, Russian, German and Belarusian – reflect her life experiences. The Ranger of NVASHAG tells of his Ukrainian mother-in-law: Babushka Maria is turning 70 next...

Ukraine: ‘Gangs of Donetsk’

  24 February 2006

LEvko at Foreign Notes writes about ‘Gangs of Donetsk’ and what appears to be a criminal connection of a major Ukrainian party.

Kazakhstan: Investigation Heats Up

  23 February 2006

Registan.net notes that things seem to be heating up in Kazakhstan in the investigation of the murder of an opposition leader. The head of the Senate administration has been arrested in connection with the murder, and the opposition is calling for investigation of the president's daughter and her husband.

Russia: Political Jokes

  23 February 2006

Sergey Belyakov of RUBLog posts six political jokes, which target Vladimir Putin, Joseph Stalin, George W. Bush, Richard Nixon, and Adam and Eve.

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