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18 June 2008

Stories from 18 June 2008

Ukraine: Paul McCartney in Kyiv

Ukrainiana writes about and posts photos and video from Paul McCartney's concert in Kyiv.

Ukraine: NATO Ads and Protests

Ukrainiana writes about pro-NATO ads and anti-NATO protests in Ukraine.

Kosovo: Cyber-Attacks

LimbicNutrition Weblog writes that “pro-Serbian hacktivists” are attacking pro-Kosovo web sites.

Serbia: Aleksandra Stratimirović Daggfeldt

Sandra Draskovic of Demystifying Serbian Design writes about the work of Belgrade- and Stockholm-based artist Aleksandra Stratimirović Daggfeldt.

Russia: Mail-Order Brides

Anna Ershova shares her thoughts on “how (not) to date a Russian woman”: “According to some of my sociologist friends, many Russian women who marry a foreigner out of material...

Russia: Second-Hand Shopping

Anna Ershova of Anna’s Out of Town News blogs at Siberian Light about second-hand shops in Russia – and the option of second-hand shopping via LiveJournal.

Russia: New Army Chief of Staff

Siberian Light writes about Nikolai Makarov, Russia's armed forces’ new chief of staff.

Russia: Moscow Football Fans

LJ user nl posts two pictures of Moscow fans celebrating Russia's Euro 2008 victory over Sweden – here and here.

Russia: Poverty

Sean's Russia Blog writes about poverty in Russia: “Apparently living poor isn’t just about surviving, it’s about surviving artfully.”

Belarus: Minsk

Darkness at Noon shares his observations about Minsk.

Russia, Moldova: Pioneers

Scraps of Moscow writes about the Young Pioneers organization in Russia and Moldova.

Russia: The eXile

Robert Amsterdam's blog – on the shutting down of the eXile – here and here.

Soviet History: Political Jokes

A Soviet-time joke in a post at Robert Amsterdam's blog: “… the man who goes to buy a car in Moscow, pays for it, and is told by the salesman...

Russia, U.S.: Becky Hammon

FP's Passport starts a discussion on whether the U.S. basketball player who'll play for Russia at the Olympics is “a traitor or a savvy capitalist.”

Poland: “Observations of the Polish Character”

At Polandian, “observations of the Polish character” by Scatts: “Some of them relatively new or recently reinforced, others very old but all have been openly discussed with a variety of...

Latvia: Economic Crisis and Theft

Baltic reviews some of the signs of economic crisis in Latvia: lamps and veggies stolen from gardens, gas stolen from pumps and trucks.

Europe: Ideas for Cold War Museum

The Economist's Ceratin Ideas of Europe blog welcomes exhibit ideas for a Cold War museum that may be built “on a site near the old ‘Checkpoint Charlie’ border-crossing point in...

Europe: Football and Politics

Desmond McGrath of A Fistful of Euros writes about football and politics: “Part of the fun of football is the way in which it overturns the international order of power...

Armenia: Ukrainian Color Revolutionary Visit

And Nothing Else Matters [RU] comments on a recent visit by a prominent architect of the Ukrainian Orange Revolution to Armenia, highlighting the fact that the activist's own blog shows...

Armenia: Internet, Telecoms Services Improve

The Armenian Observer says it is happy now that the newly rebranded Beeline company is offering ADSL Internet services at $40 a month. It also reports that 3G mobile telecommunications...

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