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19 May 2008

Stories from 19 May 2008

Ukraine: Crimean Tatar Deportations; “Tercuman”

Window on Eurasia writes about the 64th anniversary of the Crimean Tatar deportations by Stalin – and about Tercuman, a newspaper launched by Ismail Gaspirali, a Crimean Tatar educator and...

Ukraine: Political Ads

A guided tour through Ukraine's current political advertisement – at Ukrainiana.

Russia: Foreign Investment

Two-Zero writes about Russia's foreign investment.

Ukraine: Kyiv Graffiti

Moscow Through Brown Eyes offers samplings of Kyiv graffiti – here and here.

Croatia: Marko Perkovic Thompson

Balkan Baby writes about Marko Perkovic Thompson, “Croatia's leading rock star of present times.”

Armenia, Russia: Shavarsh Karapetyan

De Rebus Antiquis Et Novis writes about Shavarsh Karapetyan, the man who saved 20 people in the trolley bus accident in Yerevan in 1976.

Poland: Homophobia

Raf Uzar reports that the Polish president “has managed to get himself inaugurated into the infamous HRW Hall of Shame for being homophobic.”

Israel: 1000 Days Since the Gaza Strip's Evacuation

Jameel at The Muquata reflects that it has been 1,000 days since Israeli citizens and military forces left Gaza as an occupying force. “The blatant callousness of the Israeli government...

Israel: “Survivor” Strikes a National Chord

Over 46% of Jewish Israeli households tuned in to watch the finale of the reality T.V. show “Survivor,” says Jameel of The Muquata. That's approximately 1.3 million people.

Egypt: A Taxi Driver's Words of Wisdom

Israeli-American blogger Daniel Lubetsky, traveling in Egypt, interviews his taxi driver on leading figures in the Middle East. “I asked him to rank people or countries, thumbs up or thumbs...

Poland: Religion

Polandian writes about religion in Poland.

Israel: New World Record for Biggest Hummus Plate

Weighing in at 400 kilos (880 pounds) on a plate that was 4 meters (4.35 yards) in diameter, Hummus Tzabar became the Guinness Book of World Record's official title holder...

Serbia: Eurovision

Belgrade 2.0 writes about the Eurovision Song Contest in Belgrade.

Estonia: Anna-Maria Galojan

Inno & Irja Blog describes the case of Anna-Maria Galojan, “a young estonian politician who's accused of stealing money from European Movement Estonia”: “Finnish journalist Leena Hietanen has pointed out...

Czech Republic: Cycling Trip Report

The Journeys of Captain Oddsocks describes and posts pictures from the first week of a cycling trip through the Czech Republic: “I slept in a 13th century hilltop castle, had...

Serbia: Coalition Options

East Ethnia writes on the coalition-building process in Serbia: “[…] the question remains whether for DS, the price of forming a coalition with SPS might not be higher than the...

Albania: A Walk in Tirana

Living in Shkoder takes a walk through Tirana's quiet backstreets.

Soviet History: Milk Stores on Flickr

Stephan of Everybody I Love You has created a Soviet Milk Stores group on Flickr (four pictures there so far).

Ukraine: “Great Ukrainians” Voting Fraud?

Okeksandr Demchenko writes about the alleged voting fraud in the “Great Ukrainians” TV show.

Iran:12 women sites got filtered in last 24 hours

Change4equality says [Fa] that 12 Iranian sites supporting women's rights such as Change4equality or Photochange got filtered by Iranian authorities today,19th of May.

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