Stories from 24 April 2008
Ukrainiana explains why a social ad against labor migration currently being aired in Ukraine is actually no good: “Forget it, say millions of skilled blue-collar and thousands of white-collar Ukrainians who work abroad. Known as zarobitchany, they sent an estimated $8.4 billion worth of remittances to Ukraine in 2006, a...
Lituanica posts an update on Lithuania's economy.
Babel in Vilnius writes about “the first and only Lithuanian photo movie” – “NOROUTINE.”
Hungarian Spectrum writes about Hungary's most recent political “pseudo scandal.”
Lots of Russia travel photo reports – by LJ user victorprofessor.
Window on Eurasia reports on a Moscow clergyman's appeal to turn Vladimir Lenin’s mausoleum into a “museum of the victims of Soviet power.”
Two extensive posts on the Russian oil and gas industry – at White Sun of the Desert, here and here.
Scraps of Moscow writes about Mikhail Kasyanov and the Kremlin's “populist rhetoric.”
Mark MacKinnon writes on “why the Kremlin is pulling for Hillary.” Robert Amsterdam explains “McCain's brain on Russia.”
Valery Dzutsev writes about a documentary recently aired on a Russian state-owned channel, “in which western security services were accused of an attempt to promote Chechnya’s secession from Russia.”
According to Kamangir, Masih Alinejad, a female journalist, is under fire in Iran after she wrote about the similarity between dolphins dancing to their instructor and the crowd which gathers around when president Ahmadinejad goes to his numerous trips to under-developed areas.
The beatroot writes about the attitudes towards in vitro fertilization (IVF) in Poland.
Mohmmad Ali Abtahi,former vice president,says that an Iranian 19-year-old girl was sold to a Afghani man but since he did not have the money he had to pay to the father of the girl, he shared 6 other Afghanis and this 19-year-old girl had 7 husbands. Abtahi says saving people...
Homeyra reports that with the help of a Rising Voices microgrant, Shaghayegh Azimi will explain to Iranian filmmakers how they can use videoblogs to distribute their short films and documentaries to an international audience.
Armenians remembered 93th anniversary of Armenian Genocide in Tehran,Iran. You can watch related photos of this event here.
María Florencia Puente of La Misionera [es] writes about Guaraní indigenous youth that recently joined the Argentine Armed Forces. The agreement will help both groups learn from one another.
There have been reports of organized bands of criminals that have been preying on laptops in interprovincial buses in Chile writes Maulee [es] and suggests that one does not use laptop bags, rather other less conspicious bags.
CHUP! on the food crisis in Pakistan – and one of the main reasons is the shortage of power.
All Things Pakistan on the delightful nomenclature of streets in Islamabad.
United We Blog! on the second Loktantra (Democracy) Day in Nepal, marking a year of the April Revolution.
Unheard Voices wonders if there is an Obama like person who could change the face of politics in Bangladesh.