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13 October 2008

Stories from 13 October 2008

Russia: Economic Crisis and Migrant Workers

Moscow Through Brown Eyes writes about the impact of the economic crisis on Russia's Central Asian migrant workers.

Southeast Asia: Views on U.S. elections and politics

U.S. elections matter to many people in Southeast Asia. Both U.S. presidential candidates are popular in the region. McCain was a former Navy pilot during the Vietnam War while a...

Russia: Financial Crisis Coverage

FP's Passport writes about the inadequate domestic coverage of the financial crisis in Russia: “When TV channels have mentioned the crisis, it has been in the context of American and...

Belarus, EU: Lukashenko – Persona Non Grata No More

Eternal Remont reports that the EU has temporarily suspended a travel ban on Belarusian president Aleksandr Lukashenko.

Russia: Travel Photos

Photos from St. Petersburg, Vyborg, Nizhny Novgorod, and Kazan and Ulyanovsk – at Eagle and the Bear.

Ukraine, Nigeria: Klitschko vs Peter

Petro's Jotter – on Vitaly Klitschko's victory over Samuel Peter.

Ukraine: Chernobyl Sarcophagus 2006 Video

Chernobyl and Eastern Europe posts a's 2006 video from inside the Chernobyl Sarcophagus.

Lithuania: Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant

Chernobyl and Eastern Europe writes about plans to keep Lithuania's nuclear reactor open, despite an agreement with the EU to shut it down in 2009: “The reactor currently supplies 70%...

Ukraine: BikeLand in the Carpathians

Pictures from bike rides in the Carpathians, at Velokrayina (“BikeLand”) project blog (UKR) – here, here and here.

Lithuania: Populism, parliament and power plant

Dr. Sean's Diary comments on Lithuania's parliamentary elections and the tendency towards populism in Baltic politics, whereas The 8th Cricle adds a discussion on the concurrent referendum, approving a prolongation...

Poland: Pope production peak

Polandian writes about the tendency to put up an increasing number of statues to deceased Pope John Paul II in Poland.

Russia: Oligarchs losing billions

Krusenstern draws attention to [GER] the loss of some 130 billion USD among the ten richest Russians during the last five months’ economic decline and crisis.

Bolivia: Fidel Surco and Social Movements

Miguel Buitrago of MABB introduces us to Fidel Surco, who “might turn out to be one of the most powerful people in Bolivia.” Surco is the head of a collective...

Lithuania: Orchestrating disharmony?

Viola in Vilnius posts a snapshot of the organizational disharmonies of the Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra wholly compensated by musical excellence.

USA: Homeland Guantanamo

A new interactive online game by human rights organization Breakthrough uses video to illustrate the injustices many documented and undocumented immigrants face in detention centers across the United States. In...

Caribbean: Remembering Alton Ellis

Jamaican musician Alton Ellis, the "godfather of rocksteady", died on Friday 10 October, 2008. Jamaican bloggers look back at his career and pay tribute to a musical legend.

Iran: An Iranian artist in Canada

Pars Arts writes about ,Iranian artist, Khosro Berahmandi's new exhibition in Canada.

Bangladesh: Tea plantation workers

Raisa Rasheeka has been studying the lives of the tea plantation workers in Bangladesh for a while and shares the findings in her blog.

India: Hindu is not a God

Pastor Arnold Conrad termed “Hindu” as a God at a rally for John McCain in Davenport, USA. Varnam reacts: “Our God, Hindu, is not interested in a sophomoric ‘mine is...

Ukraine: Yulia Tymoshenko and the Kremlin

Ukrainiana posts a video and translates the transcript of Yulia Tymoshenko refusing to answer a reporter's questions about her suspected cooperation with the Kremlin.

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