Stories from 12 March 2008
Windows to Russia! writes about local “customs and superstitions.”
Window on Eurasia writes about one “small Finno-Ugric people”‘s demand that Microsoft add six “additional modified Cyrillic letters their language requires but that are not found in Russian to his company’s Windows operating system.”
Robert Amsterdam writes about various (mis)interpretations of Vladimir Putin's quote on a possible pardon for Mikhail Khodorkovsky – in the Russian press as well as in the Western media – and offers a translation of his own.
Moscow Rules blogs the 4th Ukrainian Investment Summit – here and here.
La Russophobe explains and translates the video parody “of the way Dimitri Medvedev was selected to be the next ‘President'”: “The parody appears to have become wildly popular on the RuNet, with nearly 800,000 views to date.”
Libyano, from Libya, posts pictures from his country in this post.
On the international action day “Free Osanloo“, 6 march 2008, the FNV awarded the Febe Elisabeth Velasquéz prize to Mansour Osanloo,jailed trade union leader in Iran.Watch the video here.
From Bahrain, Silly Bahraini Girl takes offence to a comment made by a reader on another blog about her nationality.
Firouzeh Mozafari,from Iran, has published “Seed of democracy” cartoon in Haditoons.
Jomhour says[Fa] that his vote for reformists on Iranian parliamentary election on Friday is a no to fascism!Meanwhile Economist Magazine has published an interesting diary about this election.
“In an effort to clear the mind and explore new territory, we ventured into one of the 726548724 hiking trails around Tzur Hadassah in the Judean Hills this afternoon,” writes Lizrael, from Israel, who takes us on a pictorial tour of her ‘backyard.’
Marcy Newman writes that March 10 was the Fast for Gaza Day.
As if plans to construct a hotel bearing an uncanny resemblance to the Death Star weren't enough, Carpetblogger reports that rumors are circulating in Baku that the Azerbaijani capital is now negotiating to host a Disneyland. The blog takes an irreverent look at some of the attractions a localized theme...
Jordanian Khalaf discusses his country's new oil law in this post.
The View from Fez takes us on a taxi ride in this post.
Or Does it Explode.. posts an interview with Yemeni activist lawyer Khalid Al Anesi.
“Do you take your friends for granted?” asks Bakkouz, from Jordan. “It seems that in this digital age, with the means and ways of communication a plenty, and much better and faster than they used to be, The social ties between people are getting weaker, friends seem to take each...
The Armenian Observer posts a video of a press conference held by radical opposition leader Levon Ter-Petrossian currently under de facto house arrest. The blog also provides a summary of what the former president said.
“Globalisation – it means more cross-border travel, trade, information and investment than ever before. But what does it mean for the average Bahamian?”: Larry Smith at Bahama Pundit finds out.
The Armenian Observer reports that restrictions on the media under the current stage of emergency might now be eased. News reports indicate that because there have been few violations of the emergency regulations, the outgoing president might allow media outlets to return to near-normal operation.
Blogging from Trinidad & Tobago, This Beach Called Life offers some food for thought: “Citizens of the country are being urged to plant food in their backyards in order to reduce the effects of rising food prices…with this in mind I planted two boxes of original KFC with fries, a...