· November, 2006

Stories about Eastern & Central Europe from November, 2006

Serbia: Kosovo and Albanian Flag

  28 November 2006

One Missionary in Kosovo writes about Kosovars’ claim to the flag of Albania: “The flag itself is one of the challenges to imminent Kosovar statehood. When you ask any Kosovar what the flag of the future state of Kosovo would be the answer is always the same…the ‘shqiponja’ or double-headed...

The Balkans: EU Hopes

  27 November 2006

Neretva River writes of what may be “the end of Turkey's EU accession hopes” and the “implications for the Western Balkans.”

Belarus: Kozulin Turns 51 in Jail

  27 November 2006

A former presidential candidate, Aleksandr Kozulin, has celebrated his 51st birthday in prison, in relative obscurity, and with no food – because he's been on hunger strike for over a month already, writes TOL's Belarus Blog.

Serbia: Fear of Avian Flu

  27 November 2006

Pustolovina: Adventure in Serbian cites a paranoid letter on avian flu that the U.S. embassy in Belgrade is sending American expats.

Ukraine: Was the Famine Genocide?

  27 November 2006

Petro Rondiak of Petro's Jotter writes a letter to the editor of a Kyiv English-language publication, disagreeing with his view on the Ukrainian Famine of 1932-33; the editor responds.

Croatia: The Angry Baba

  24 November 2006

The Glory of Carniola posts audio of an old lady cursing violently in Croatian – and a music video created from the soundbite.

Russia: Unusual Protest

  24 November 2006

The Turkish Invasion and Very Russian write about today's very unusual demonstration in Moscow. LJ user 50×50 posts photos.

Russia: Litvinenko's Death

  24 November 2006

Aleksandr Litvinenko, a 43-year-old ex-KGB/FSB lieutenant-colonel and a harsh opponent of the Kremlin, died Thursday night of radiation poisoning in London, where he lived under asylum since 2000. In his deathbed statement read out by his friends, Litvinenko was addressing (and implicating) Vladimir Putin: […] You may succeed in silencing...

Serbia: Tribute to Dragan Maksimovich

  23 November 2006

Serbian public and bloggers pay tribute to a well-known Serbian actor Dragan Maksimovic, who died in 2001 after having been beaten by skinheads, reports Belgrade 2.0.

Poland: Coal Mining Accidents

  23 November 2006

The beatroot writes about the most recent mining accident in Poland, which killed 23 people, and provides a chronology of other coal mine tragedies.

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