Stories about Serbia from August, 2007
Steady State writes about Kosovo and the “de facto statelets of Abkhazia, Transnistria, South Ossetia and Nagorno Karabakh.”
Balkan Anarchist writes about his familial ties to and the recent history of Gračac, “a town and municipality located in the south of Lika,” which, before the war, had “a Serbian ethnic majority, the majority of which does not live there anymore.”
Peshas Gypsy Gitan Blog writes about the plight of the Roma of Kosovo.
Prishtine: Independence and Kanun posts several aerial views of Kosovo.
Anegdote writes about a football game that the team of Serbian parliament members lost to the team of Russian Duma deputies.
Anegdote shares a joke on the default SMS templates localized for Serbia; here's one item: “Turn on the news, a war is starting.”
Balkanizer believes that in the Balkans, “it is the youth that should be at the vanguard of social revival and instead they are the most passive part of the society.”
Boing Boing hosts the HTML version of Jasmina Tešanović's latest novella, “Nefertiti” – Creative Commons-licensed, featuring stencil art from Aleksandra Petković.
Srebrenica Genocide Blog asks readers “to send their words of encouragement” to a Serbian human rights activist facing a ten-day imprisonment: “'It is unacceptable that Maja Stojanovic should end up behind bars for a publicly stated view that Mladic must be sent to The Hague and for reminding the public...
Wu Wei writes about a trip to Belgrade and lists the good and the bad things about Belgrade airport.
Window on Eurasia reports on the following subjects: Russia's Muslims’ support for Kosovo independence; Chechen youth choosing to study at Chechen universities; the Chuvash discovery of America and other myths presented as history; Islamic marriages in Tatarstan; and secessionist aspirations at Russia's ethnically Russian regions.
TOL's Romantic reports on a Ljubljana seminar “dedicated to increasing the level of acceptance of the Roma as a minority group.”
Belatedly, a link to Jasmina Tesanovic's piece on the heat in Serbia, and, very belatedly, a link to her text on the 12th anniversary of Srebrenica tragedy (both hosted by Boing Boing), as well as Bruce Sterling's set of photos from the ceremony that took place at the Srebrenica graveyard...
Anegdote writes about the Serbian Orthodox Church's unfavorable view of the Rolling Stones.