Stories from 7 May 2008
On Wednesday, Dmitry Medvedev became Russia's third post-Soviet president. Bloggers discuss the outgoing president's legacy, the political situation in Russia, and the traffic situation in Moscow on the day of Medvedev's inauguration.
Photos from Crimea, Ukraine – by LJ user miiish (text in Russian).
Photos from the Ukrainian town of Berdychiv – by LJ user mihato (text in Russian).
Photos from a quick trip through North Caucasus – Makhachkala, Grozny and a few other locations – by LJ user maxialla (text in Russian).
After laying the blame for the stabbing of a pro-opposition journalist by his gay lover, Queerty comments on news that the authorities are once again playing the homophobic card in the run-up to the presidential election in Azerbaijan. State TV claims that a leading opposition leader and possible candidate in...
“For those who have forgotten or those who want to visit Bula Atumba for the first time, I will try to give detailed information and will be available for further clarification”. Mário Almeida [pt] writes a detailed guide for a drive tour in Angola, with maps and pictures, passing through...
Despite all the lip service, the river Ganga remains dirty. More at India Travel Blog.
Maami's Weblog comments on the sudden spurt of Indian female actors being criticized for what they wear in Chennai.
blogdai on the Maoists and the government in Nepal. “Maoists can’t govern. They don’t have a plan for governing. They only have an ideolgy—and a failed one at that.”
2.6 billion links to a report by the Asian Development Bank on the soaring food prices the world over.
Seetizen, the blog of a local youth activist, decries the tendency of Armenians to rally “around whatever looks big and noisy enough.” Instead, it suggests that people put aside partisan party politics to work locally on global issues.
Blog By Khmer discussed blogging in Cambodia and why most Cambodian bloggers avoid talking about politics.
Tropical Ramblings is reluctant to give money to aid organizations involved in the relief work in Myanmar since he fears the money will not reach the victims
Citizen on Mars says “It is time to apply and put into action the ASEAN spirit of neighborliness and cooperation and help Myanmar get out of this very distressing situation.”
Doctors Mess Club reviews the medical training in Brunei
Life is Beautiful, an Indonesian blogger, shares her impressions on her first trip to the Philippines
Kampua Talk describes the different species of lecturers in Malaysian schools
Members of the Singapore's Cat Welfare Society’s committee are now blogging at The Unofficial Cat Welfare Society Diary.
Saigon Today posts a picture of a demolished structure in Saigon, Vietnam. He notes that “There is plenty of construction and redevelopment happening all over town.”
Kogy has lost count of bank notes in Zimbabwe: “Anyone knows how many bank notes we now have in Zimbabwe? I have lost count the monetary situation has gone bananas in our beautiful land of milk and honey. The Reserve Bank governor Mt Gideon Gono has just announced the introduction...
Khadija discusses US military interest in Africa: “According to the US African Command website, Somalia -– invaded by US backed Ethiopian troops in Jan 2007, under the guise of hunting Al–Qaeda –- is in desperate need of assistance.”