3 June 2007

Stories from 3 June 2007

Russia: Schools in Chechnya

"In four days, we've seen 22 schools in four mountainous districts. That's a lot. As a result, most schools have merged in my mind into one cold space with white-blue walls, embellished with numerous portraits of Kadyrov as well as his aphorisms. Who is hanging all this? "Well, try not to!" - is the school principals' reply." Read more of Yulia Vishnevetskaya's account of her recent trip to Chechnya and watch her powerful photos.

Russia, Georgia: Visas, Wine and the WTO

I've translated a post by cyxymu, apropos of Russia easing some of the visa restrictions on Georgians (possibly related to Georgia's role in Russia's WTO accession). Having a visa regime is an unusual situation between Russia and a former Soviet republic that's a CIS member; however, it's been the situation...

China: Disgruntled students tear up campus

  3 June 2007

Another search on Chinese video sharing site Tudou for the word protest today brings this video uploaded May 24 and entitled ‘Xinhua Adult Education Institute, Students Cheated, Protest!’ in which students can be seen blocking a road and traffic backed up into the background: Which led to this video of...

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