Stories from 21 February 2006
Christian Garbis writes his thoughts and observations on Armenian logic.
Vilhelm Konnander turns a critical eye to ICG's recent report on Uzbekistan.
Ukraine, faced with threats now from Turkmenistan that it will raise gas prices, is reacting aggressively, reports neweurasia
Peter at neweurasia reports on the destruction of seaside homes in the city of Turkmenbashi in Turkmenistan.
The Golden Road to Samarqand writes about Kyrgyz funeral customs.
Was 1905 in Estonia a prelude to 1917 or the year Estonia's independence movement was born? Bonjour l'Estonie links to a review of a photo exhibit capable of shedding light on this neglected and potentially divisive historical period: “Manors are Burning!: The 1905 Revolution in Estonia.”
Bonjour l'Estonie links to an article in Free Estonian Word about how the choices made more than 60 years ago still reverberate today: “People defend and excuse collaboration with the Nazis while condemning any sort of contact with the Soviets. Others, including prominent members of Estonia's political life, take the...
Aleks at All About Latvia writes about the controversy surrounding March 16 in Latvia: “For the last few years, every year on March 16, Latvian uberpatriots march in Riga and the Western Latvian city of Liepaja. Every year, Russian uberpatriots march to protest against the new found spread of fascism...
India: The arranged marriage
India: Street harassment
India: Avian Flu
Nepal: Layers in trouble
Nepal: 5 Point Plan
LEvko at Foreign Notes muses on why no one is really giving Victor Yanukovych and his Party of the Regions a hard time during this campaign, despite him being an easy target.
Greg of Reflections on Ukraine provides a link to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of St. Andrew in Boston, built in 1954 and serving a Diaspora community whose history goes back to the beginning of the 20th century. The church's calendar has an unlikely feature: an RSS feed.
Fanousian , a collective blog, has done an interview with Dr. Brian Martin writer in nonviolence, and associate professor in Science, Technology and Society at the University of Wollongong. This blog has already focused on non violence movement for couple of months. It is fascinating that bloggers not only provide...
Kevin Kinsella at Languor Management disagrees with Victor Sonkin, a book reviewer who is being too harsh on Andrey Kurkov, a Ukrainian writer whose novels, originally in Russian, have been translated into many languages: “I'd call it ‘pleasantly surreal’ as opposed to Sonkin's ‘without rhyme or reason’ – despite also...
Carpetblogger, now in Kyiv (not Baku), describes the feel of the city on a (comparatively) warm Saturday night in February.
Bankelele is moving house, and is finding it more time consuming and frustrating than he had thought — the ranks of real estate agents are stuffed with crooks and conmen The number of con people out there also is troubling. I have seen houses, which I later found out, were...
Jangbalajugbu-Homeland Stories writes about Benin artist, Angelique Kido – in particular her 1994 album, Aye which he says could have been released yesterday…….”I wikied her name and I learnt the 46 year old has been nominated for Grammy three times (1995, 1999 and 2003). She released her latest Album, Oyaya!...