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13 June 2008

Stories from 13 June 2008

Ukraine: Donating Blood in Kyiv

MoldovAnn writes about donating blood in Kyiv on World Blood Donor Day.

Ukraine: Kyiv People vs Construction Workers

Ukrainiana posts a video of a fight between residents of one Kyiv neighborhood and “construction workers who landed on their doorstep.”

Ukraine: Rinat Akhmetov

Ukrainiana writes about Rinat Akhmetov, allegedly the richest man in Ukraine, the CIS and the EU.

Ukraine: Soviet Monuments to Chernobyl?

Chernobyl and Eastern Europe writes about president Yushchenko's order to demolish some 20,000 Soviet-era monuments in Ukraine, as part of the commemoration of Holodomor, the great famine of 1932-33, and...

Ukraine: United Center Party

Chernobyl and Eastern Europe writes about Ukraine's new pro-presidential political party.

Hungary: “Budapest, the Beautiful”

Hungarian Spectrum writes about Budapest's cosmopolitan spirit.

Hungary: Politics, Economy, Finance

Hungarian Spectrum posts updates on Hungary's politics, economy and finance: here, here, and here.

Hungary: “Arborial Homicide” writes about a recent case of “arborial homicide” in Budapest.

Hungary, Israel: “Pixrael”

Budapest Guide writes about Pixrael, an online photo competition marking Israel's 60th anniversary, and posts two pictures from the winning entries exhibit in downtown Budapest.

Balkans: “National Science”

Say: Macedonia writes about the Macedonian language – and the “national science”: “This national science is exactly what we don't need anymore in the Balkans. Getting rid of our politically-influenced...

Serbia: Three War Criminals Sentenced

LimbicNutrition Weblog writes about Serbian reactions to the sentencing of three “former paramilitaries convicted of the 1992 killings of Muslim civilians in eastern Bosnia.”

Croatia: Jasenovac

Gray Falcon links to translated and subtitled web copies of “Jasenovac: Blood and Ashes,” a 1983 documentary by Croatian director Lordan Zafranović about the largest death camp in Croatia during...

Serbia: Model Prevents Suicide

Belgrade 2.0 posts a video and writes about Katarina Vuckovic, a model who prevented a suicidal man from jumping off a Belgrade bridge.

Latvia: Domestic Politics

Itching for Eestimaa, Latvian Abroad, and Baltic weigh in on Latvia's domestic politics.

Slovenia: Searching For a “Sister”

Camille Acey of Adventures in Wheelville writes about living in Slovenia – a country where “there are not a lot of black people” – and about searching for a “sister”:...

Lithuania: Žemaitija

Bieksia’s Weblog writes about Lithuania's region of Žemaitija and its people.

Croatia: Euro 2008

Balkan Baby posts an update on Croatia's performance at Euro 2008.

Bosnia & Herzegovina: Srebrenica Rape Victims

Srebrenica Genocide Blog writes about rape victims of Srebrenica.

Serbia: Stojan Zupljanin

Commentary on the arrest of suspected war criminal Stojan Zupljanin in Serbia – at A Fistful of Euros, East Ethnia, Hugh Griffiths’ B92 blog, Samaha, Srebrenica Genocide Blog (here and...

Ukraine: Chicken Kiev

The Turkish Invasion tries Chicken Kiev, in Kyiv.

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