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22 October 2007

Stories from 22 October 2007

Russia: Beautiful Women

Natalia Antonova writes: “One of the most popular posts in the Russian blogosphere […] as of late was a simple “post pictures of women you consider beautiful” on some dude’s...

U.S., Russia: Aleksandr Shevchenko on Trial for Murder

Moscow Through Brown Eyes writes about Aleksandr Shevchenko the painter – and his namesake, currently on trial in Sacramento for his role in the murder of Satender Singh.

Russia: Election Blogging

An overview of blogs covering the upcoming Russian election – at TOL's Vybory v Rossii.

Russia: Tatarstan

Window on Eurasia comments on Moscow's complex relationship with Tatarstan.

Russia: Prison Revolts

Window on Eurasia writes about unrest in Russian prisons.

Russia: Mosques for Moscow Region's Muslims

Window on Eurasia writes about the lack of mosques for the growing Muslim population of the Moscow region and the reluctance of the governor to build new ones.

Russia: Lev Yashin

De Rebus Antiquis Et Novis marks Lev Yashin's birthday: “…Lev Ivanovich Yashin, goalkeeper of the Soviet football squad, the best football goalkeeper of the XX century, the only goalkeeper to...

Iran:Iranian lovers in trouble in 8 photos

Husband shows in 8 photos how two Iranian lovers were controled by a security agent and got into trouble.The agent checked their identity cards and found out they are not...

Iran:Showdown with Iran

Thanks to Parsarts,we read “on October 23rd, PBS will begin airing a Frontline examination of U.S.-Iranian relations, ominously called Showdown With Iran.”

Slovenia: the 15th Greenest Place in the World

Piran Cafe reports on Slovenia's ranking among the world's greenest places (#15), and Jennifer Dorroh writes about the beautiful nature of Šmarna Gora, a Ljubljana suburb.

Slovenia: Presidential Election

Quick links on Slovenia's presidential election: Sleeping With Pengovsky writes about what's wrong with the proposed electronic voting, explains why everyone should vote, and follows the results; Piran Cafe explains...

Poland: Parliamentary Election

Quick links on Poland's snap parliamentary election: the beatroot writes on expat Polish voters, high turnout, exit poll results (plus some live-blogging and 58 reader comments), and the future of...

Armenia: Rally Against Poverty

Transitions Online's The Armenian Patchwork posts a photo story with accompanying text on a rally held in an outlying district of Yerevan to protest global poverty. The event was ironically...

Armenia: Media Concerns

As the presidential election due to be held early next year draws closer, the Armenian Election Monitor examines press reports that not only are media associations and journalists raising concerns...

Untitled 2

The Malaysian says former Malaysian deputy prime minister Anwar may face charges if he fails to reveal the whistle blower who secretly recorded a video that features lawyer brokering a...

Georgia: Disco for Peace

With a few “frozen conflicts” unresolved and on the international agenda in the South Caucasus, it seems like everybody wants to get in on the act. In an attempt to...

Burkina Faso: Kids Camp video

A video of Kids Camp in Burkina Faso: “Here is a short 4 minute video with clips of the Kids Camp run in Gorom-Gorom, Burkina Faso in August. It was...

Azerbaijan: Prepared for War?

Azad Soz posts the full text of an analysis by the Harvard International Review on the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict over the breakaway and self-declared Republic of Nagorno Karabakh. Drawing on the...

Azerbaijan: Whirling Dervishes in Baku

Leigh’s new adventure in Azerbaijan says that when trying to purchase tickets to see the Whirling Dervishes perform in Baku, the government had gotten there first to purchase all the...

Africa: Militarization of Africa by USA

Alex analyzes the push by the US to re-militarize Africa: “Now in the age of a supposed ‘war on terror’ the US is propogating the re-militarization on Africa. Back in...

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