14 August 2008

Stories from 14 August 2008

Ukraine: Tymoshenko Accused of Russian Backing

  14 August 2008

Foreign Notes writes about accusations levelled against Ukrainian Prime Minister, Yulia Tymoshenko, that she has secured Russian backing to win the next presidential elections – a matter questioning whether Tymoshenko's allegiance is greater to Russia than to Georgia.

Georgia War: Following the Oil Lead

  14 August 2008

LJ user ve4nosti_sluga comments (RUS) on an op ed in the Washington Post and analyses the argument that the struggle control over energy played a role in the Russo-Georgian war, concluding that the the significance of the BTC-pipeline is exaggerated.

Georgia War: World Record in Genocide?

  14 August 2008

LJ user tulskiy reflects (RUS) on the 2,000 Ossetians that Russia claims Georgia killed as an act of genocide during recent conflict, puts the figure in proportion to the entire South Ossetian population, making it so unreasonably large that – if Russian claims are correct – it would constitute the...

Ukraine: Dual Citizenship Check Due to Georgian War?

  14 August 2008

LJ user scherbin notes (RUS) that the chairman of the Ukrainian Parliament national security committee has proposed that authorities should check which people in the country has dual citizenship – Ukrainian and Russian – as this situation played part in the conflict over South Ossetia. Dual citizenship is illegal in...

Georgia, Russia: Political Spam

  14 August 2008

Tbilisi-based LJ user shupaka (Diana Petriashvili) has been getting lots of political spam on her ICQ account and a Russian social networking site she's a member of. Here's the most common sample, in English: “Your channels, newspapers and the Internet-sites lie, each word is a lie. Georgia acts as instructied...

Serbia: Solidarity for South Ossetia

  14 August 2008

Eric Gordy of East Ethnia has translated a “special message of brotherhood” for Serbia from the President of South Ossetia, published in the Serbian newspaper Glas gadosti. Byzantine Blog reports that on Tuesday protesters against Radovan Karadžić's arrest went in front of the Russian Embassy in Serbia to congratulate the...

Pakistan: Rain!

  14 August 2008

The rains have descended upon Lahore. Metroblogging Lahore shares photographs of water on the streets.

Pakistan: Independence Day

  14 August 2008

On the occasion of Pakistan's Independence Day, the authors of Pakistaniat share what they think is the essence of the country.

Japan: Soft Machines

  14 August 2008

Edo from Pink Tentacle blogs about the development of elastic electronic circuits which makes soft machines / robot become possible.

Receive great stories from around the world directly in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the best of Global Voices!

Submitted addresses will be confirmed by email, and used only to keep you up to date about Global Voices and our mission. See our Privacy Policy for details.

Newsletter powered by Mailchimp (Privacy Policy and Terms).

* = required field
Email Frequency

No thanks, show me the site