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1 September 2006

Stories from 1 September 2006

Kazakhstan: Monarchy

Sean Roberts notes that the son-in-law of Kazakhstan's president thinks Kazakhstan would be well-served by a constitutional monarchy.

Turkmenistan: Desert League

Joanne Schirm reports on a historic moment in sports in Turkmenistan — the first baseball game played between teams from different provinces. The Dashoghuz Devils emerged victorious over the Mary...

Uzbekistan: Bread

Nick of neweurasia sings the praises of Uzbek bread.

Armenia: Nessuna

Onnik Krikorian notes the disappearance of another Armenian blog written by Nessuna, who often shone a light on issues not covered by other bloggers.

Kazakhstan: Lines

Narcogen gives a thorough treatment to the particulars of waiting in lines in Kazakhstan.

Russia: Beslan Anniversary; Day of Knowledge

For LJ user yume_yami, a 14-year-old high school student from St. Petersburg, September 1 is, above all, the first day of classes; she posts a picture of herself at today's...

Bermuda: Bermuda Maps

Bermuda has released Bermuda Maps, its “own version of Google maps.” The Limey has a few criticisms, but in general he's pretty pleased with it.

Thailand: Reaction to Bombing

Bangkok Pundit reviews media reports on the bombing in Southern Thailand. The bombs were left at banks and ATMS and set off by timer.

Bahamas: The milk stand

A slice of Bahamian history is encapsulated in a milk stand in Nassau that was recently bulldozed to create a traffic lane. Nicolette Bethel tells the story.

Barbados: Eat local

Linda Thompkins encourages visitors to Barbados — “the only place in the world where MacDonald's failed” — to eat local. [Editor's note: McDonald's also eventually pulled out of Trinidad &...

Barbados: Financial test case

Barbados is the venue for a court case testing a new law permitting minority shareholders in a corporation the power to have a court review of the company's activities, reports...

Guadeloupe: Demanding a Fiscal Revolution

Convention pour une Guadeloupe Nouvelle, the blog of a political organization by the same name, deplores (Fr) that a recent law mandating that duty-free zones be created in Guadeloupe has...

French Antilles: Arrival of ADSL Technology? wonders (Fr) whether a recent sign read in a French Guiana telecom store predicts the imminent arrival of ADSL TV in the French Overseas Departments of the Caribbean.

Russia: September 1 provides a brief explanation of what September 1 is in Russia.

Russia: Caran d'Ache writes about the Swiss pencil-maker with a Russian-sounding name: Caran d'Ache.

Russia: Casualties and Cruelty in Chechnya

Sean's Russia Blog writes about the Russian army's “lack of transparency in casualty figures” and quotes from a New York Times piece on the “allegations of state-sponsored” cruelty in Chechnya:...

Russia: Deripaska and Pichugin

Charlie Ganske of Russia Blog writes about Oleg Deripaska and the world's largest aluminum producer, and about the case of Aleksei Pichugin, former chief of security for Yukos.

Belarus: News Roundup

Most recent topics covered by TOL's Belarus Blog include: short-wave radio and “independent information” in Belarus; a proposed linguistic “upgrade” and other threats to the Belarusian language; scandals surrounding scholarship...

Iran: A blind electronic music composer

Ankabout presents us Aboozar, his blind electronic music composer from Iran. You can download some samples of his music or but them .

Indonesian Blogger Confronts US Media View on Indonesian Muslims

Here is a stark example on how people from different cultures see the same thing differently. And how bias and pre-occupied notion on certain issue and on certain people or...

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