7 November 2007

Stories from 7 November 2007

Ukraine: Trouble in Crimea

  7 November 2007

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...

Russia: Revolution and National Unity

  7 November 2007

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...

Soviet History: Richard Sorge

  7 November 2007

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...

Moldova: Prison Conditions

  7 November 2007

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...

Georgia: Bad News for Freedom

  7 November 2007

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.

Iran:No to war

  7 November 2007

CASMII is an independent campaign organisation with the purpose of opposing sanctions, foreign state interference and military intervention in Iran.

Iran:Venezuela becomes another Iran

  7 November 2007

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.

Georgia: End of a Fairy Tale?

  7 November 2007

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...

India: Poor Boy, Rich Girl

  7 November 2007

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”

India: Henna and Weddings

  7 November 2007

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.

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