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8 June 2008

Stories from 8 June 2008

Poland, Afghanistan: Remembering Andy Skrzypkowiak

From the Frontline reports that during his trip to Afghanistan, Poland’s foreign minister Radoslaw Sikorski “unveiled a plaque in honour of his friend, Andy Skrzypkowiak, a British war correspondent who...

Russia: eXile on Nemtsov's Analysis

Sean Guillory of Sean's Russia Blog links to his piece in eXile – “Nemtsov’s White Paper: Bombshell or Dud?” In the comments, readers discuss, among other things, eXile and the...

Latvia: Newspaper in the “Internet Age”

Latvian Abroad fears that one Latvian paper – Diena – may not “survive in the Internet age.”

Bulgaria: Women's Rights

Kyle Grady of What's Going Down? writes an open letter to the editors of and author Tihomir Dimitrov, prompting a heated discussion on Bulgaria, feminism, women's rights and other...

Bosnia & Herzegovina: Srebrenica Genocide Memorial

Srebrenica Genocide Blog reports: “Members of the Mothers of Srebrenica and Zepa Enclaves organization are dissatisfied that the Bosnian Serb (RS) police will be responsible for security at a Srebrenica...

Europe: Prometheism

Vilhelm Konnander writes about Prometheism and post-Soviet geopolitics.

Russia: Mapping Immigrants

Window on Eurasia writes that “Russian nationalists [are] now mapping location of immigrants in major cities.”

Moldova, Russia: Gagauzia and Transnistria

Window on Eurasia is wondering whether Gagauzia could “replace Transdniestria as Moscow’s lever of choice in Moldova.”

Russia: “Nationalist Face” of “Democracy”

Window on Eurasia writes on how “Russian ‘democracy’ displays its nationalist face in Paris.”

Soviet History: Caucasus Books, Maps

A few photos of the old Russian-language books and maps, “which might be of interest to Caucasophiles” – at Scraps of Moscow.

Russia: “I Blog” in Russian

Russian Blog explains how to say “I blog” and other related things in Russian.

Lithuania: “The Magnificent Town of Vilnius”

Viola in Vilnius links to and writes about a TV ad for the next year's Capital of Culture – The Magnificent Town of Vilnius. Photos and video on the process...

Slovenia: Biking to Work

Dr. Filomena films part of her bike ride to work in Ljubljana.

Czech Republic: “Stolen Kosovo”

Byzantine Blog provides links to “Stolen Kosovo,” a Czech documentary by Vaclav Dvorak.

Macedonia, Greece: An HRW Report

Say: Macedonia links to a report by the Human Rights Watch on the Macedonians of Greece.

Lithuania: Dual Citizenship

A discussion of Lithuania's plans to make dual citizenship legal – at Lituanica.

Ukraine: Politics Update

Updates on the worsening of the political situation in Ukraine – at Foreign Notes and Ukrainiana.

Ukraine: The Language Issue

Ukrainiana writes about “the language issue” in Ukraine: “Russian as a Turkish dialect of Old Ukrainian vs. Ukrainian as a Polish dialect of Old Russian represent the two opposite poles...

China: 2008 with Hu Jia…the other one

Soundsandfury, a Taiwanese writer and blogger, tells us the irony when he saw the advertisement poster about Olympics in the subway of Beijing(zh). The poster with a slogan saying “2008...

Japan: Bloggers on Akihabara knife rampage

A knife attack in Tokyo's Akihabara area has taken the lives of at least seven people and left many more injured. The suspect apparently crashed a two-ton rented truck into...

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