Eastern Europe, Russia, NIS & Central Asia Daily Blog Roundup

The Russian Dilettante points out that the roots of the Solidarity movement in Poland were profoundly nationalistic and that if it were to rise again, the Western press would probably dismiss it as “right-wing”.

An updated travel warning for Uzbekistan was issued over the weekend, notes Registan. They believe that the updated warning indicates that things in Tashkent has calmed down since the Andijon massacre.

And on the light side, Siberian Light passes along the strange tale of a young man who was disguised as his sister in order to pass a college entrance exam. Apparently the Princeton Review hasn't yet opened their Moscow office…

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