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11 October 2009

Stories from 11 October 2009

Russia: Yamal Peninsula Photos

LJ user drugoi highlights (RUS) Denis Sinyakov's photo report from the Yamal Peninsula.

Ukraine: Corruption

Ukrainiana writes about the need to fight corruption in Ukraine.

Hungary: Flu Vaccination

Hungarian Spectrum writes about the “Hungarian hysteria over flu vaccination.”

Slovenia: Reactions to Obama's Nobel Peace Prize

Some reactions to Barack Obama's Nobel Peace Prize – at Sleeping With Pengovsky.

Russia: 1994 Zikr in Grozny

Photographer Oleg Klimov posts photos (RUS) of Chechen men performing a zikr ceremony in summer 1994 in Grozny, Chechnya: “Some six months before the war. Most of these people are...

Russia: “White Russian”

Scraps of Moscow translates Zhenya Kuida's piece (RUS) on “a racist restauranteur” in Moscow.

Guinea: A soldier's testimony on the massacre of September 28 in Conakry

The interview below is the testimony of a Guinean soldier who took part in the repression of the opposition demonstration in Conakry, in Guinea, on September 28, 2009. The interview...

Abkhazia: National Library

Scraps of Moscow posts pictures and writes about the Abkhazian National Library.

Oman: Bloggers Swine Flu Dance Off

As part of their on-going online and offline initiative to raise awareness about the H1N1 virus, Omani bloggers organized a new roadshow event in which sanitizers and information leaflets were...

India: Attacks On Indian Embassy In Kabul

Reacting on the recent attack on Indian embassy in Kabul, The Filter Coffee opines that without proper security measures “increasing Indian involvement in the development of Afghanistan only increases the...

Japan: Tokyo Vice

Japansubculture publishes an interview [en] with Jake Adelstein, author of the book “Tokyo Vice: an American Reporter on the Police Beat in Japan” and former crime reporter for the Yomiuri...

Azerbaijan: Tea

Now based in the U.K., Scary Azeri in Suburbs looks at one custom that both English and Azerbaijanis have in common — drinking tea. The blog says that enjoying the...

Maldives: Gearing up for Copenhagen

A series of events and activities are being organized in the Maldives to bring the attention of the world to the plight of Maldives being affected by climate change. Maldivians...

Barcamp Phnom Penh Attracts Regional IT Enthusiasts

The Cambodian Tech community hosted the Phnom Penh Barcamp earlier this month. In addition to a massive local participation, the Barcamp attracted participants from neighboring countries. The participants talked about...

Peru: Renewed Attention on the Shining Path

Seventeen years after the capture of Abimael Guzmán, leader of the Peruvian terrorist organization Shining Path, a new movie and book, as well as several suspicious attacks, have brought new...

Germany: Photos of Berlin's Jewish Sites

LJ user marina-pavlova posts photos (RUS) of Berlin's Jewish sites – here and here.

Ukraine: Babi Yar

Ukrainiana writes about the Babyn Yar/Babi Yar massacre.

Ukraine: “What Worries Ukes”

Foreign Notes cites the results of a Ukrainian survey, according to which “63% of those questioned were most worried about inflation, over 54% worry about low pay and pensions, over...

Ukraine: Yushchenko's Alleged Poisoning Case

Foreign Notes writes about the new developments in president Victor Yushchenko's alleged 2004 poisoning case.

Russia: Aleksandr Podrabinek's Case

Reports and updates on Aleksandr Podrabinek's case: Window on Eurasia; A Step At A Time – here and here; Sean's Russia Blog – here and here.

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