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21 August 2007

Stories from 21 August 2007

Russia: Xenophobia and Violence

  21 August 2007

There are 48 comments so far to a post on xenophobia and violence in Russia, over at Sean's Russia Blog. One commenter writes: “It seems to me that the Kremlin gave a green light to the ‘ultra-nationlist’ tendencies of some ethnic Russians by the way it dealt with Georgia and...

Russia: Photos From St. Pete and Vyborg

  21 August 2007

Megan Case posts more pictures of St. Petersburg, and of Vyborg, and writes this about her trip to this formerly Finnish town: “…while St. Petersburg has been getting cleaner and shinier and better by leaps and bounds, Vyborg still looks dirty and run-down. I can’t really understand it, since that...

  21 August 2007

Le blog de [moi] [fr]narrates the devastation caused by Hurricane Dean in Martinique and the anguish of not knowing her parents’ whereabouts during the ordeal.

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