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10 May 2014

Two People Are Driving Around Europe to Find What It Means to Be European

On the eve of European elections, two French artists will tour Europe to meet with as many types of Europeans as possible.

17 January 2014

The Sad Fate of Multimillionaire Marriages in Russian Officialdom

RuNet Echo

Russia’s leading anti-corruption blogger, Alexey Navalny, is making waves again with his latest online work, a series of allegations against Maxim Liksutov, the head of Moscow’s department of transportation.

14 March 2012

Europe: Will ACTA Treaty Pass After Protests?

The ratification of the Anti-Counterfeiting Treaty (ACTA) by the European Parliament has been delayed in expectation of an opinion from the European Court of Justice on its conformity with fundamental...

30 November 2010

Central & Eastern Europe: Initial Reactions to WikiLeaks’ Cablegate

RuNet Echo

While other regions feature a lot more prominently in the collection of U.S. embassy cables published by WikiLeaks thus far, a few countries of the CEE region do appear in...

17 February 2009

Japan: Hetalia Axis Powers and the limits of parody

Hetalia, a satirical manga set mainly during the Second World War and featuring national protagonists of that era, has attracted attention among both domestic and international audiences for its caricature...

19 December 2008

Estonia: Deportations, Artificial Hills, Gray Passports, and Layoffs

Itching for Eestimaa writes about Estonian women who survived the deportations of the 1940s, but whose tragic stories never found a reflection in the Soviet-time Estonian women's magazine, Nõukogude Naine....

18 December 2008

Central & Eastern Europe: Trademark on ;-) and Other Internet News

Below is a selection of recent posts by bloggers from around Central and Eastern Europe on social networking, participatory media, online activism and other related issues.

16 October 2008

Central & Eastern Europe: Financial Crisis

Below is a roundup of reactions from the Anglophone blogosphere on the ongoing financial crisis in Hungary, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Ukraine, and Serbia.

12 August 2008

Georgia, Russia: Tbilisi Reports

Three bloggers who are currently in Tbilisi describe what life there has been like in the past few days. According to LJ user oleg_panfilov, everything is quiet in the Georgian...

20 May 2008

Iran: Blogger writes book on the impact of the Internet

Cyrus Farivar is a USA-based blogger, journalist and writer. He is currently working on a book about the impact of the internet on society. Cyrus writes about internet impact on...

7 May 2007

Estonia: On Food (and Peace)

The buzz surrounding Tallinn's Bronze Soldier is slowly subsiding, so here is a completely amicable entry on food and peace, written in Russian on May 3 by Tallinn-based LJ user...

27 April 2007

Estonia: “A Russian Rebellion”

As Tallinn seems to have entered the second night of rioting over the removal of a Soviet war memorial, here's a blogger's recap (with photos, RUS, by LJ user mrprophet)...

19 January 2007

Russia, Estonia: The Monument

Estonia‘s parliament voted last week to relocate from the center of the capital Tallinn the Soviet-era monument to the Red Army soldiers who died in World War II. The bronze...

19 August 2006

Former Soviet Union: 15 Years Since the August Coup

Today is 15 years since the beginning of the events that some people consider (RUS) Russia's Orange Revolution – but which are better known as the August Putsch. This year,...

2 April 2006

Bold Flavors of the World

#1: From Cambodia, Phnomenon To understand Cambodian cooking, we have to look back to explore the historical events that took place there and the cultures that influenced the building of...

22 June 2005

Wednesday World Blog Roundup

Central Asia & the Caucuses: The Farsi blog Shared Pains (winner of the 2005 RSF Freedom Blog award) has a post in English on freedom of expression in Afghanistan (hat-tip...

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