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5 July 2007

Stories from 5 July 2007

Russia: “Khodorkovsky's Land”

A few photos from Chita – “Khodorkovsky's Land” – by Oleg Klimov are here. The last one allegedly shows windows of the former billionaire's cell. (The text is in Russian.)

Russia: Sochi Victory

Siberian Light writes: “I suspect that the people of Sochi are especially pleased by their victory. As well as all the business possibilities opened up by their victory […].” Megan...

Russia: Tesak Arrested

Leader of a neo-Nazi group (a college student as well as a blogger) is arrested in Moscow, and Sean's Russia Blog “for once [stands] with the Interior Ministry.”

Ukraine: Yalta European Strategy

Ukrainiana writes about a Yalta European Strategy (YES), a get-together of “a loose alliance of ‘friends of Ukraine’ among Western political elites,” sponsored by Victor Pinchuk, ex-president Kuchma's son-in-law.

Ukraine, Russia: Sochi and Visas

Ukraine Today congratulates Sochi with winning the 2014 Winter Olympics bid and writes: “Ukraine should seek to encourage Russia to free up its visa requirements for short term visits bringing...

Ukraine: Buying Art

Olechko writes on buying art in Ukraine.

Iran:Helping Lebanon but not Iranian Flood Victims

Balouch says[Fa] that according to Iranian media, government's help for many flood victims in Sarvan in Sistan and Balouchestan province has not been sufficient.The blogger reminds us that Iranian government...

Tamil Blogosphere: The Cheroot Store

The Cheroot is a cylindrical cigar with both ends clipped during manufacture. Since cheroots do not taper, they are inexpensive to roll mechanically, and their low cost makes them particularly...

South Asia: Doctors in the UK

With doctors in the NHS being connected to the terror plot in the UK, The Daily Rhino on the politics of healthcare and NHS.

Pakistan: Lal Masjid and Truths

Behind the Chairman's Door has a sharp response to those who state the Government in Pakistan shouldn't have dealt with the Lal Masjid issue the way it had.

China: robot fight robot

Douban's blog aggregator uses a technology to fetch the blog posts even the host is blocked, and the popularity of the post is determined by the reviews and recommendations it...

Nepal: Intellect and Politics

United We Blog! has an interesting post in defense of the “non-intellectuals” in politics, and the attack by the self-professed intelligentsia on the basis of intellect.

Sri Lanka: Free Media

A Voice in Colombo on the state of free media in Sri Lanka, and if it really is free.

China: Female reporter fist fight

ESWN translated a blog post by a female reporter in a mainland local newspapers China Times, who got into a physical fight with a colleague during an editorial meeting. The...

Japan: Museums’ political leanings

James from Japan Probe blogs a chart for Japanese museums’ political leanings.

Africa: United States of What?

No Longer At Ease weighs in on the idea of building a United States of Africa: “When I heard about the idea being discussed in the AU summit of creating...

Trinidad & Tobago: The Police

Now is Wow blogs about the police (no, not the band) in Trinidad and Tobago.

Egypt:Jailed Bogger Sends Letter, Another intimidated, Baha'is Continue Struggling and More

In this week's round-up from Egypt, jailed blogger Karim Amer sends a letter from prison, Wael Abbas gets intimidated by security forces over the phone, a new Baha'i rights website...

Bahamas: Cultural Production

Nicolette Bethel, guest authoring at Bahama Pundit, says that culture is the one area in which the Caribbean can compete on a global level: “We've become accustomed to thinking of...

Cuba: Environmental Issues

Both Babalu Blog and Child of the Revolution are unimpressed with the UN‘s take on Cuba's environmental issues.

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