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30 January 2009

Stories from 30 January 2009

Kazakhstan: Livejournal Unblocked. And Blocked Again

On Junuary 28, the Kazakhstani Internet users were suddenly granted access to LiveJournal – the most popular blog platform in the post-Soviet Russian-speaking blogosphere. It was blocked by the national...

Tajikistan: Terrible Tajik-Uzbek relations

Kazakhstan: State-run web-sites tested by the public

Kyrgyzstan: Something About Patriotism

Tajikistan: Electricity rationing returns

Kazakhstan: Innovations, Kazakh-Style

Afghanistan: Bagram Prison and Obama’s Gitmo Policy Change

Ethiopia: What a Difference Water Makes

At the end of last year, five families decided that visiting Ethiopia with their daughters would be the best way for them to see what their donations to provide fresh,...

Japan: Blurry Lines Between Buzz and Truth – McDonald's Quarter Pounder Debut

Cultivating imported products into megahits is a big part of creating consumer trends in Japan, and food is no exception to the rule. Last year, it was the American donut...

Russia: Medvedev on Markelov's Murder

Russia: Putin's Response to Dell

Ukraine: KGB Archive

Georgia: Glukhov's Case; U.S.-Based “Georgian Chalabis”

Moldova: A “Stable” Economy

Poland: Maanam

Europe: The “Two Cows” Jokes

Latvia: Snap Election?

Russia, Georgia: Glukhov's Unit in Tskhinvali Since June 2008?

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