Stories from 13 June 2008
MoldovAnn writes about donating blood in Kyiv on World Blood Donor Day.
Ukrainiana posts a video of a fight between residents of one Kyiv neighborhood and “construction workers who landed on their doorstep.”
Ukrainiana writes about Rinat Akhmetov, allegedly the richest man in Ukraine, the CIS and the EU.
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 about the culture and tourism minister's suggestions to move these monuments to the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone.
Chernobyl and Eastern Europe writes about Ukraine's new pro-presidential political party.
Hungarian Spectrum writes about Budapest's cosmopolitan spirit.
Hungarian Spectrum posts updates on Hungary's politics, economy and finance: here, here, and here.
Pestiside.hu writes about a recent case of “arborial homicide” in Budapest.
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.
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 sciences (i.e. ‘scientific propaganda’) will help us exorcise our nationalistic demons from the past and start building tolerance and respect....
LimbicNutrition Weblog writes about Serbian reactions to the sentencing of three “former paramilitaries convicted of the 1992 killings of Muslim civilians in eastern Bosnia.”
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 WWII.
Belgrade 2.0 posts a video and writes about Katarina Vuckovic, a model who prevented a suicidal man from jumping off a Belgrade bridge.
Itching for Eestimaa, Latvian Abroad, and Baltic weigh in on Latvia's domestic politics.
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”: “…someone to exchange hair care tips and funny stories with; someone who would understand some of my frustrations; someone who...
Bieksia’s Weblog writes about Lithuania's region of Žemaitija and its people.
Balkan Baby posts an update on Croatia's performance at Euro 2008.
Srebrenica Genocide Blog writes about rape victims of Srebrenica.
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 here).
The Turkish Invasion tries Chicken Kiev, in Kyiv.
Equal Ground on a homophobic reaction from a group that claims to be the voice of all patriotic Sri Lankans.