13 June 2008

Stories from 13 June 2008

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 about the culture and tourism minister's suggestions to move these monuments to the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone.

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 sciences (i.e. ‘scientific propaganda’) will help us exorcise our nationalistic demons from the past and start building tolerance and respect....

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 WWII.

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”: “…someone to exchange hair care tips and funny stories with; someone who would understand some of my frustrations; someone who...

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 here).

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