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25 February 2008

Stories from 25 February 2008

Slovenia: RIP Janez Drnovšek

Slovenia mourned former president Janez Drnovšek today; Sleeping with Pengovsky and Dr. Filomena paid tribute to the man who “has influenced Yugoslav and Slovenian politics profoundly, giving a stellar performance...

Czech Republic: Still Some More on the Election

Belatedly, another link on the presidential election in the Czech Republic: The Reference Frame writes that “one of Klaus's numerous tasks in the second term will be to abolish the...

Montenegro: Milo Djukanovic

A Fistful of Euros writes about Milo Djukanovic, prime minister of Montenegro: “By 1991 he was the youngest Prime Minister in Europe. By 1998 he had squeezed out various rivals...

Ukraine: Baba Paraska

Ukrainiana writes about Baba Paraska, “an elderly activist easily recognized as the icon of the Orange Revolution,” and her birthday wishes to president Yushchenko.

Ukraine, Russia: “An Octopus of Cash and Gas Flows”

Ukrainiana sums up the results of Yulia Tymoshenko's recent visit to Moscow: “It’s still unclear when and to what extent the current matryoshka system will be redesigned in favor of...

Ukraine: Yanukovych's Real Estate

Ukrainiana translates and comments on Victor Yanukovych's controversial statements about the state-owned real estate he is allegedly attempting to privatize at “at a discount price.”

Ukraine: More Sketches by Olechko

Lots of new work by Olechko, including this sketch of “devoushkas at a cafe.”

Russia, Ukraine: February 23

Scraps of Moscow, Ukrainiana, and Windows to Russia! write about the Defender of the Fatherland Day (formerly known as the Soviet Army Day). Feb. 23 also happens to be president...

Russia: Lev Ponomarev; Solovetskiy Stone

Robert Amsterdam reports on an investigation launched against human rights activist Lev Ponomarev, who has been “accused of committing slander against the Russian Federation, and is currently being prevented from...

Russia, U.S.: The New York Times’ Russian LJ

Lyndon of Scraps of Moscow provides a comprehensive review of the New York Times‘ Russian-language LJ community, a platform for a “translator-assisted online dialog” between Russian bloggers and the newspaper's...

Pakistan: YouTube and the World

Pakistan's act of blocking access to YouTube may have had consequences far deeper than initially planned says iFaqeer.

India: Foreign Policy and the US

Sepia Mutiny on the future of US's foreign policy in South Asia.

India: Changing names

A range of gender issues at Mumbai Girl – from changing names once married to the idea of skimpy clothes being provocative.

Nepal: Identity and autonomy

Bahas on the idea of the Madhesi identity and autonomy in Nepal.

Bangladesh: Book fair

Bangladesh From Our View on the 23rd Ekushey Book fair.

Korea: Debates over Privatizing Insurance

One of the hottest issues just before the next administration took office in Korea was about the privatization of health insurance. With the new administration, the national health insurance seems...

Burkina Faso: teachable moments, missing bathrooms and road rage

Pity the school teachers of the Peace Corps. While their compatriots toiling in health clinics or with micro-credit programs pretty much work loose hours and come and go from social...

Trinidad & Tobago, Jamaica, Antigua: T&T Wins 20/20 Cricket

Discover TnT Blog reports that “the Trinidad and Tobago Cricket team…last night captured the Stanford 20/20 Cricket Tournament in Antigua.”

Cuba: Reactions to Raul

Cuban bloggers’ responses to news that Raul Castro has been appointed President of Cuba…Babalu Blog: “Meet the new boss, same as the old boss”; Child of the Revolution: “The appointment...

Barbados: Carbon Footprint

Living in Barbados says that it's time for Caribbean countries to get serious about their energy consumption.

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