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29 November 2007

Stories from 29 November 2007

Ukraine: The Coalition, At Last

Orange Ukraine reports on the formation of the long-awaited ‘democratic coalition’ – and the disappearance of Yulia Tymoshenko's famous braid.

Russia: “Enemies of Russia”=”Enemies of the People”?

Window on Eurasia writes: “Russian President Vladimir Putin’s characterization of his political opponents and those standing behind them as ‘the enemies of Russia’ has sparked a discussion among his supporters...

Russia: Video Interview With Ludmila Alekseeva

Robert Amsterdam posts a YouTube interview with human rights activist Ludmila Alekseeva (in Russian, with English subtitles).

Russia: Legitimizing Election Results

Perspectives on the new Russia writes about ways to legitimizing the election results.

Russia: ‘Civilized’ Falsifying

TOL's Elections in Russia cites a Russian blogger's post on ways “to falsify the elections in a more ‘civilized’ manner.”

Russia: Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya

De Rebus Antiquis Et Novis and Executed Today write about the myths surrounding life and death of Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya.

Russia: Minor Attacks on the Opposition

De Rebus Antiquis Et Novis posts another pre-election update that covers some virtual and real-life attacks on the opposition.

Cambodia: Welcoming Burmese Leader

Borin does not wish to welcome the Burmese leader to Cambodia.

Caribbean: Earthquake Tremors

Just a few hours ago, the Caribbean experienced strong tremors from an earthquake that originated off the coast of Martinique - regional bloggers talk about what it was like.

Brazil: War in Rio

The blog War in Rio, o Jogo [pt], which defines itself as “a manifest game and a bad taste joke”, has been quickly gaining popularity. Inspired by Wargaming, the idea...

Brazil: Social blogging for Christmas 2007

Yassuda [pt] invites other Brazilian bloggers to join a ‘social blogging’ campaign. The idea is to get bloggers to choose a non profit organization and try to use their blogs...

Bahrain: Japanese Let Down

Bahraini blogger Mahmood Al Yousif rants about a Japanese restaurant, which didn't meet his expectations, as he celebrated his daughter's 18th birthday, here.

Egypt: Rumours of Ministerial Change

Zeinobia from Egypt writes: “There are rumours that there will be a possible ministerial change today. I do not know if this is true or not.”

Azerbaijan: Sheki

Carolyn & Jesse's Azerbaijan Peace Corps Blog posts photographs and an account of a visit to the Azerbaijani mountain town of Sheki.

Georgia: Former Defense Minister Arrested

TOL Georgia comments on the arrest of former Georgian defense minister turned government critic, Irakli Okruashvili, in Germany on an Interpol warrant. In response, the blog says that Okruashvili is...

Azerbaijan: Djulfa

Blogian reports that a documentary highlighting the destruction of an Armenian cemetery in the Azerbaijani exclave of Nakhichevan is being distributed to members of the U.S. Congress. However, the Armenian...

Palestine: Peace So Far

“Annapolis summit ended, but yet, no real changes are to be seen here in Palestine…Is Bush really believes that this illusion summit can solve the occupation problem??” writes Palestinian blogger...

Israel: Mixed Messages from Conference

Daniel Levy, from Israel, shares his thoughts on the results of the Annapolis peace conference here.

Armenia: Rock ‘n Roll Rebels

The Armenian Patchwork posts photographs from the last gig by Armenia's most popular rock band, Bambir. Now with a new drummer, Anush quotes the band's guitarist as saying their new...

India: The Hindi Bindi Club

IndieQuill takes a closer look at the book – The Hindi Bindi Club.

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