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10 August 2007

Stories from 10 August 2007

Russia: “Criminal Moscow”

Lyndon of Scraps of Moscow posts his old translation of the intro to Nikolai Modestov's Criminal Moscow: A Documentary Chronicle of the Lawlessness of the '80's and '90's.

Bulgaria: “Something Cultural”

A wonderful story of an attempt to experience “something cultural” in the middle of “a mostly peasant summer” in Sofia – from Petya of Bighead: “Nothing can make a falafel...

Slovenia: Slovinglish, etc.

A link to the post on “Slovinglish” as well as other picks – in this week's Best of the Slobs roundup at The Glory of Carniola.

Belarus: Eternal Flame

Eternal Remont takes a guess at what might be Russia's reaction to the following incident: “…last night, three drunk Belarussian youths have done what the Germans could not 60 years...

Baltic States: Refugees

Lituanica writes about refugees seeking shelter in the Baltic states: “Lithuania received 312, Latvia – 19 and Estonia 8 refugees this year so far.”

Belarus: Jagger, Russian Military, Colonial Thinking

TOL's Belarus writes about “colonial thinking” of some bloggers, Mick Jagger's message for the Belarusians, and a Russian military base near Vilejka.

Belarus: Homeless Man's New Apartment

Adam Goodman of Being Had shares a story of a man who seems to have benefited from “a law against homelessness” that is said to exist in Belarus: “I think...

Estonia, Russia: Battling the “Kommisars of the Net”

Itching for Eestimaa shares the techniques of “battling Russian nationalists” on the Web: “…a tutorial on how to flip their arguments on their head, and move the discussion into territory...

Estonia: Eternal Remont

Itching for Eestimaa writes about remont in Estonia: “…the point of remont is not to finish it, but to keep doing it. This is Estonia, and in Estonia, remont is...

Estonia: Scandinavian Influence

Itching for Eestimaa writes about Scandinavian influence in Estonia (and the two Swedes who represented Estonia in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2002 and 2006).

Uganda: Happy hour unrest, Blogumentary and Sam Cooke

Ugandan blogger/hip-hop artist Saving a Generation Endangered (S.A.G.E.) stirred up controversy this week when he lashed out at Uganda Bloggers Happy Hour (BHH) attendees in a “Blogging a Blogger” interview...

Iran:Kids and Drugs

Jomhour has published a film where a kid consumes drugs and gets encouraged by an adult.The blogger says[Fa] this kid at this age is not responsible for his acts and...

Pakistan: Missing parts of Marriage Contract

An author at All Things Pakistan on the missing paragraphs in the Nikah Nama – the marriage contract as signed in the Islamic tradition.

Nepal: A new anthem

Kathmandu Speaks has a strong opinion on the new national anthem proposed for Nepal.

Bangladesh: After the floods

Mash on the aftermath of the floods in Bangladesh – displaced persons and lack of clean drinking water, posing a serious health hazard.

Raed Jarrar's Final Say

Iraqi Raed Jarrar will finally have his say in court after filing for a discrimination law suit against a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) official and JetBlue Airways for illegally discriminating...

Can Egypt Copy Turkey?

Egyptian blogger Zeinobia attempts to answer the following question: Can we repeat the Turkish scenario in Egypt, in this post.

Iran:Iran, Israel Contacts, Really?

Haji Kensigton writes in “Treacherous Alliance,” Trita Parsi,contends that shortly after Iran proposed a “grand bargain” to the United States four years ago, Tehran made a similar offer to Israel...

Oman: Home Dilemma

Muscati from Oman lashes out at an interior decorator for not having his house completed in time.

Egypt: Ignorant US Presidential Candidates

E D Shobrawy from Egypt discusses the “overwhelming ignorance” of the US presidential candidates after Tom Tancredo called for the bombing of two Muslim holy sites – Mecca and Medina.

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