Stories from 7 November 2007
Window on Eurasia writes about shortage of insulin in Russia.
Window on Eurasia writes about the FSB's attempt to ban jokes about Putin in Novosibirsk.
Window on Eurasia writes about “the tangled history of Moscow’s involvement with the Kurds during World War II and in the last years of Stalin’s reign.”
Window on Eurasia writes about the growing anti-Crimean Tatar sentiment in Crimea: “…the two incidents this last week suggest that tension in the Crimea are almost certainly going to increase. And to the extent that happens, neither the Ukrainian authorities nor the Crimean Tatars who are trying to make a...
The Turkish Invasion takes pictures of the bums sleeping in Moscow subway trains, of the Monorail and the Ostankino TV Tower.
Mark MacKinnon compares Mikhail Saakashvili's policies to those of Victor Yushchenko: “The people still own the streets in Ukraine, for better and for worse. That's no longer so in Georgia.”
This year, Nov. 7 marks the 90th anniversary of the 1917 revolution in Russia. Sean's Russia Blog writes about the events leading up to the Bolshevik's ascent and suggests that, by some definitions, they “came to power democratically”; he also writes about the Russian opposition's wrong reading of history. MoscowThroughBrownEyes...
Siberian Light writes that the Japanese have voted Vladimir Putin the world’s fifth most attractive politician.
ExecutedToday.com writes about Richard Sorge, a spy whose “signal achievement was establishing, as a foreigner in a highly xenophobic Japan, a spy ring that for years penetrated the highest levels of the Japanese government and the German embassy, giving Moscow an inside look at Axis planning” – and who was...
Last year, Father Bill Haymaker of Moldova Prisons documented the heartbreak and humiliation of prisoners’ lives: 20 boys living in a cell designed for 12; 18 girls packed into a similar cell; two women, each mother of a 4-month-old, sharing a room “so small I could not extend my arms...
The Washington Realist draws comparisons between events in Tbilisi with Pakistan and Russia. The blog concludes that it will be interesting to discover U.S. reaction to what is happening in Georgia as opposed to other countries.
Mohammad Ali Abtahi,former vice president, says that it is months when American officials are trying to convince public opinion of the world to launch a war against Iran.
FreeSolouki blog[Fr] covers all news about Iranian-French film maker,Mehrnoush Solouki.Solouki is due to go before an Iranian court on November 17. She faces charges of intending to make antiestablishment propaganda.
CASMII is an independent campaign organisation with the purpose of opposing sanctions, foreign state interference and military intervention in Iran.
Jomhour says [Fa]that there is a growing pressure against media,journalists and civil society in Venezuela.The blogger writes that this country looks like Iran more and more.
It couldn't have come at a worse time with all three republics in the South Caucasus gearing up for elections to be held next year. Georgia, considered a beacon of [relative] democracy in the region until today, has set an unfortunate precedent given that the opposition in all three countries...
GreatBong comments on the case of Rizwanur Rehman, a young man killed because he married a girl from a family much richer than his. “if the families were woefully maladjusted economically, then the union was doomed to ultimate failure”
Groundviews discusses the intricacies of democracy, given “‘Democracy’ and ‘Crisis’ are words we have come to associate them in the same sentence.”
Open Maze points to a photograph of Thamilselvan's coffin being carried, featuring a ten year old child soldier.
Kamat's Potpourri on how “Mehendi” or “Henna” – which is traditionally associated with North Indian weddings has become an integral part of the wedding rituals in the South.