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17 April 2006

Stories from 17 April 2006

Puerto Rico: Schools that blog

Sheri offers an overview (es) of schools in Puerto Rico that are using blogs.

Cuba: Festival of Poor Cinema

Malmi announces (es) the 4th International Festival of Poor Cinema, which takes place in Gibara, Cuba, from April 17-23, and discusses the festival's background and philosophy. “Those new technologies,” writes...

Bermuda: Underwater turbine

Sean is excited at the prospect of an underwater turbine being planned by BELCO, Bermuda's electricity company, which will make use of the Gulf Stream to generate power.

Barbados: Say no to Passa Passa

“Passa passa” events, which are also causing a stir in Grenada, have arrived in Barbados as well, according to Barbados Free Press, who notes that the story has also been...

Bermuda: Legalize it

The Limey is pleased to see that Bermuda's National Drug Control Minister is backing the partial decriminalisation of marijuana.

Mongolia: HIV

neweurasia reports on Mongolia's 18th and 19th confirmed cases of HIV and the steps being taken in response.

Mongolia: Protests & Stability Agreement

Luke Distelhorst has an update on the ongoing protests in Mongolia.

Armenia: Easter

Zarchka writes about Easter celebrations in Armenia.

Armenia: Falsified Votes

Onnik Krikorian notes that an official has admitted that the 2003 presidential election was falsified and he comments on the prospects for fairer votes in the 2007 and 2008 elections.

Mongolia: Wikipedia Wars

Guido Verboom covers a war of words on Wikipedia over entries for Mongolian politicians.

Russia: Funding to Hamas

Tim Newman of White Sun of the Desert reports that Russia is planning to provide financial aid to Hamas: “For the last few years, much of Russia’s foreign policy has...

Russia: Moscow's VIP World takes a look at Moscow's VIP market. Also noted is a special Orthodox Easter feature for cell phones.

Russia: Komsomol

Sean Guillory writes about Komsomol and its influence on today's political youth movements in Russia.

Russia: Sexist Beer Ad and Subway Laws

Megan Case takes a picture of a sexist beer ad in a St. Petersburg subway train – and gets fined for doing it. Konstantin Dlutskiy of Russian Marketing Blog comments...

Russia: LJ/ZheZhe

Sergey Belyakov of Travel Russia! (formerly known as RUBLog) posts a note on the Russian LiveJournal world: ZheZhe, as it is known in Russian, is currently 274,763 users strong.

Ukraine: Traffic Police

Petro Rondiak of Petro's Jotter writes about how he almost ended up bribing a traffic policeman during a family trip from Kyiv to Odesa.

Ukraine: An Average Ukrainian's View On Yulia Tymoshenko's Victory

Stefan of Dykun quotes a message from Oksana Kolodnytska, a 23-year-old Ukrainian school teacher from Pidhajtsi, on why Yulia Tymoshenko's Bloc has gotten so many votes in the March 26...

Ukraine: Kyiv and Ukrainian Political Battles

LEvko of Foreign Notes comments on political battles in Ukraine and in its capital, Kyiv.

Hungary, Poland, Slovenia: Easter Traditions

As the Warsaw Crow Flies, Further Ramblings of a N.Irish Magyar and The Glory of Carniola describe Easter traditions in Poland, Hungary and Slovenia.

Poland: Jolanta Kwasniewska

The beatroot writes about “Poland’s answer to Martha Stewart”: former first lady Jolanta Kwasniewska, now “a fashion and lifestyle guru.”

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