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4 February 2008

Stories from 4 February 2008

Slovenia: Real Estate

Dr. Filomena writes about Slovenia's real estate and other business issues – here, here, here and here.

Russia: “Medvedev, Liberal?”

Streetwise Professor insists that Dmitri Medvedev isn't liberal.

The Balkans: Clinton's Legacy

Srebrenica Genocide Blog writes about Bill Clinton's legacy in the Balkans.

Russia: Ethnic Russian Mufti

Window on Eurasia reports that Muslims in North Ossetia have chosen a converted ethnic Russian as their mufti.

Russia: Stalingrad Battle

Windows to Russia! writes about the 65th anniversary of the Stalingrad Battle.

Russia: Presidential Candidates

Siberian Light discusses Russia's four presidential candidates.

Russia: “Un-Election”

Sean's Russia Blog writes on the March 2 “un-election”: “Western journalists might dismiss Russia’s election as a caricature of democracy, but the fact remains that the Kremlin is taking it...

Iraq: Stares and Reactions

Neurotic Iraqi Wife wonders why she gets stares from men and her reactions to those looks.

Bahrain: Publication Law

Bahraini blogger Mahmood Al Yousif sheds light on Bahrain's publication law and promises by the Information Minister not to jail journalists.

Angola: Looking forward to 2010 CAN now

Eugénio Costa Almeida [pt] says good bye for the Angolan dream in the CAN but he is looking forward to the 2010 games. “We lost to Egypt by 2-1 with...

Angola: Impressions on a new magazine for Afro woman

A. Quelha [pt] shares her thoughts on the new Afro magazine, which left her disappointed: “It seems that their goal is arouse the interest of all in African culture… hummm...

Georgia: Conflict Resolution or Reintegration?

Steady State wonders why the Georgian “Conflict Resolution Ministry” dealing with frozen conflicts in Abkhazia and South Ossetia has changed its name to the “Reintegration Ministry.” The blog wonders if...

Caucasus: Political Roundup

Marilisa Lorusso's blog posts another weekly roundup of the latest political developments in the South Caucasus. This week the blog examines the latest events in the area of relations between...

Azerbaijan: Cultural Destruction

The Djulfa Blog posts photographs of what it says is evidence that the destruction of an ancient Armenian cemetery in the Azerbaijani exclave of Nakhichevan was orchestrated and planned.

Armenia: Russian Railway Deal

Following the transfer of the Armenian railroad system to a Russian company, The Armenian Economist comments on the transaction and says that the railway is in desperate need of funding....

Armenia: On The Campaign Trail

With a little over two weeks to go until Armenia's presidential election, my Armenia Election Monitor 2008 posts photographs and an account of one of the largest opposition rallies held...

Nepal: Housewives and Women

My DiGi Home remembers speaking about her mother as a homemaker, and the idea of a housewife.

Nepal: Kite Runner

Kathmandu Speaks on watching Kite Runner – the film

Nepal: Working abroad

Deepak's Diary on the vulnerability of immigrants from Nepal.

India: Kids, poverty and education

Weight of Silence on getting disadvantaged kids in India to read.

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