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· November, 2008

Stories about Poland from November, 2008

Central & Eastern Europe: Obituaries

Edward Lucas re-posts The Economist‘s obits of Mieczyslaw Rakowski, a Polish Communist journalist and politician, who died on Nov. 8, and of Boris Fyodorov, a Russian economic reformer, who died...

Poland: A Racist Country?

Discussions on whether Poland is a “racist country” – at the POLSKI blog, Raf Uzar, and Eternal Remont.

Central Europe: Relations With the U.S.

Belatedly, a link to Antal Dániel's post at Central Europe Activ on “Central European expectations from the new American president.”

Poland, Georgia: The Shooting Incident

A discussion of the shooting incident near the disputed Akhalgori area, which involved the presidents of Georgia and Poland – at the beatroot, here and here.

Poland: “Vexations of the Englishman”

At Polandian, island1 shares his “vexations of the Englishman in Poland.”

Poland: Racist Flyers Given to Children in a Catholic Church

One of the Catholic churches in Poznań, Poland's fifth largest city, generated a lot of online buzz yesterday, when the media published articles about a religious flyer printed by a...

Central & Eastern Europe: A Travel Roundup

Olive harvesting in Albania, John Paul II monuments in Poland, a Soviet military hardware cemetery in Moscow and more: Central and Eastern Europe-based bloggers share their recent travel stories and...

Poland, U.S.: Lech Kaczyński's Blunders

Raf Uzar writes that the Polish president “is doing everything he can to get noticed much to the chagrin of most of Poland’s political elite, journalists and tired citizens” –...

Poland: Reactions to Obama's Victory

Sylwia Presley reports on the reactions to the results of the U.S. election, which dominate the Polish blogosphere today: blogging politicians, journalists, microbloggers and bloggers interested in the U.S. elections...

Poland, U.S.: Patrick Moberg's U.S. Presidency Illustration

Sylwia Presley notes on the popularity of Patrick Moberg's illustration of the history of U.S. presidency among Polish netizens.

Central & Eastern Europe, U.S.: “Cloudy Vision”

Leopolis discusses the possible impact of “a McCain or Obama presidency” for Central Europe.

Poland, U.S.: Support for Obama

The beatroot reports that “even though not as enthusiastic as most Europeans, Poles would vote for Barack Obama by a margin of three-to-one.”

Poland, Romania, U.S.: Fear of Obama

The beatroot and Csíkszereda musings report on how the possibility of Obama becoming the next U.S. president is feeding the fears of the apocalyptically-minded individuals – and how Poland and...

Poland: New Social Network For e-Members of Parliament

A new social networking project is becoming very popular in Poland: Nasz-parlament.pl ("Our Parliament") invites its users to become e-members of parliament and take part in e-voting to show the...

Poland: How to Fight Illegal Sales of Games, Films & Music?

There are still traditional markets selling food and antiques in Poland, but the most popular ones are those that offer pirated games, films and music. Sylwia Presley reviews reactions of...

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