Stories from 26 November 2007
Russia: Election Through Turkish Eyes
A Turkish perspective on the Russian election – at The Turkish Invasion.
Russia: The Communist Opposition
Sean's Russia Blog reports on the Western media reactions to the Dissenter’s March and notes: “You wouldn’t known the Communist were in contention if you rely on English media for your electoral news. […] However distance the KPRF may be numerically, maybe its time to face reality and see them...
Russia: The Opposition(s)
A post and a subsequent discussion of the “strange symbiotic relationship between power and resistance” – in Russia and elsewhere – at Sean's Russia Blog.
Russia: Interviews With Kasparov's Lawyers
Robert Amsterdam posts interviews with two of Garry Kasparov's lawyers – Karinna Moskalenko and Olga Mikhailova – who talk about his arrest following an opposition rally on Saturday.
Russia: Katrina vanden Heuvel on Dmitry Muratov
At Editor's Cut blog, the Nation‘s Katrina vanden Heuvel writes about the volatile pre-election situation in Russia and about Dmitry Muratov, “a tenacious and brave editor” of Novaya Gazeta, who was in New York last week to receive the Committee to Protect Journalist's International Press Freedom Award.
Russia: Election “Without a Choice”
Mark MacKinnon writes about one of the creators of Russia's “managed democracy” system and the lessons drawn by Putin from the Orange Revolution in Ukraine and the Rose Revolution in Georgia: “Who cares what the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe election monitors have to say? They're all tools...
Russia: Campaign Update
De Rebus Antiquis Et Novis posts an update on the election campaign.
Russia: History of the Anthems
De Rebus Antiquis Et Novis writes about all the anthems of Russia – and admits that John Lennon's ‘Imagine’ would have been the best option.
Ukraine: Holodomor Commemoration
Taras Kuzio writes about the changing attitudes towards Holodomor. Ukrainiana posts photos from the Holodomor commemoration ceremony that took place in Kyiv Saturday.
Bolivia: Conflicts in Sucre Over New Constitution
In the city of Sucre, confrontations between citizens and police claimed the lives of four Bolivians. Delegates from the governing party decided on the text of a new constitution without including the opposition. Bolivian bloggers based in Sucre and across the country commented on the violence and tactics used by the majority party.
Angola: The right of voting
Desabafos Angolanos [pt] is proud to announce the success of a demonstration in November 19, in Lisbon, to claim Angolan expatriates’ right to vote: “Success? With only 20 people?” Yes! Success because they were 20 people under rain, 20 people among 100,000 who had no fear, who did not give...
India: Where to find Ladakhi food
A run-down of food options in Ladakh – where sadly enough it is hard to find Ladakhi food in a restaurant at Feringhee.
India: Noise and Gods
The din of Hindu festivals doesn't quite find cheer with Chronicus Skepticus, who wonders if the Hindu gods are deaf as posts.
Nepal: Eery Patriotism
Nepali Netbook with characteristic bite on eeriness of patriotism.
Bangladesh: Through the Cyclone
Bangladesh From Our View on the hours through the cyclone and traveling through Bangladesh at that time.
Bangladesh: Know your enemy
At 3rd World View, Rezwan takes a closer look at the reactions of some groups towards aid coming in from the US for the victims of the cyclone.
Armenia: Election Campaign Site
Nazarian reports that the first official campaign site has now been established for former president Levon Ter Petrosian. Unzipped goes on to note that the site also features a blog.
Azerbaijan: Armenian Cemetary Deaths
Quoting various news sources, Blogian reports that three Azerbaijanis have died while trying to remove the wall surrounding an Armenian cemetery to make room for a new road.
Kaukasus posts photographs of the God's Mother Church in Darba, Kakheti, Georgia.
Kenya: Kenya's Second BarCamp
White African on Kenya's Second BarCamp: “I’ve been impressed to see the developers and bloggers from Kenya and South Africa taking the time to create gatherings where they can pass on knowledge – everyone ends up profiting from the experience. The techies in Nairobi have just concluded their 2nd BarCamp...
Uganda: Broken Sidewalks
Want will happen to the broken sidewalks in Uganda?: “They tore up the sidewalks and streets for Chogm to rebuild nicer ones. But since the repairs haven’t been finished, and the Queen and other diplomats and visitors have come and gone, they’ll stay half-finished forever. Chogm came and went without...