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24 April 2008

Stories from 24 April 2008

Ukraine: Labor Migration

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...

Lithuania: Economy Update

Lituanica posts an update on Lithuania's economy.

Lithuania: “NOROUTINE”

Babel in Vilnius writes about “the first and only Lithuanian photo movie” – “NOROUTINE.”

Hungary: “Pseudo Scandal”

Hungarian Spectrum writes about Hungary's most recent political “pseudo scandal.”

Russia: Travel Photo Reports

Lots of Russia travel photo reports – by LJ user victorprofessor.

Russia: Lenin's Mausoleum

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.”

Russia: Oil and Gas Industry

Two extensive posts on the Russian oil and gas industry – at White Sun of the Desert, here and here.

Russia: Kasyanov and Kremlin's Populism

Scraps of Moscow writes about Mikhail Kasyanov and the Kremlin's “populist rhetoric.”

Russia, U.S.: Hillary; McCain

Mark MacKinnon writes on “why the Kremlin is pulling for Hillary.” Robert Amsterdam explains “McCain's brain on Russia.”

Russia: TV, Chechnya and the West

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.”

Iran:Journalist under fire

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...

Poland: Opposition to IVF

The beatroot writes about the attitudes towards in vitro fertilization (IVF) in Poland.

Iran:A Girl with 7 Husbands and Running the World

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...

Iran:What do you want to know about Iran?

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...

Iran: Armenians remember Anniversary of Genocide

Armenians remembered 93th anniversary of Armenian Genocide in Tehran,Iran. You can watch related photos of this event here.

Argentina: Guaraní Youth Join Army

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.

Chile: Laptop Robberies on Interprovincial Buses

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...

Pakistan: Food crisis and electricity

CHUP! on the food crisis in Pakistan – and one of the main reasons is the shortage of power.

Pakistan: A street's name

All Things Pakistan on the delightful nomenclature of streets in Islamabad.

Nepal: Democracy Day

United We Blog! on the second Loktantra (Democracy) Day in Nepal, marking a year of the April Revolution.

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