2 November 2009

Stories from 2 November 2009

CEE: A Travel Roundup

  2 November 2009

A selection of travel posts – Belgraded: travel from Belgrade to Sarajevo by train for the first time in 17 years, ‘Red Star’ stadium possibly to be renamed ‘Gazprom Arena’, the Avala TV Tower rebuilt; Croatia-Expert.com: travel to Trogir; MoldovAnn: Ukrainian village museums; The Czech Daily Word: industrial architecture and...

Russia: More on Oct. 31 Opposition Rally

RuNet Echo  2 November 2009

Oleg Kozlovsky writes about this past Saturday's opposition rally in Moscow: “I was arrested while trying to tweet what I saw. Apparently, one of the officers recognized me. Along with some 20 more people in the bus I was taken to a police station where we were charged with… lighting...

Russia: Pumpkins

  2 November 2009

IZO writes: “Sales of pumpkins are up in the Moscow markets (KP, in Russian). But in general, Russians are not interested in Halloween (Interfax). That is prob because Russian women are allowed to dress sexy all the time.”

Nepal: Maoist Protests Begin

  2 November 2009

Members of the UCPN (Maoist) and their supporters have started protests in Nepal to fulfill their demands including establishment of a Maoist led government and integration of the Maoist Army into the Nepal Army. Neil’s Nepal reports along with pictures on the lockdown of government offices in Kathmandu, torch rally,...

Nepal: Kathmandu In Trouble

  2 November 2009

“Kathmandu is officially dead,” declares Blogdai out of frustrations due to the increasing problems in the capital of Nepal. Read the post for details.

Lithuania: National Identities

  2 November 2009

“Everyone is a historian here, everyone is preoccupied arguing who Vilnius belonged to in the past, whose it should be now, and whether true Lithuanians were of Slavic or Baltic origin. It almost seems as if Lithuanian modernity was nonexistent,” writes Andrei Khrapavitski about online and offline debates in Lithuania....

Jamaica: Cat Among Pigeons

  2 November 2009

“Although public discourse in Jamaica might lead you to believe that at the root of the country's problems are the ‘irresponsible’ lyrics emanating from its dancehalls, reality suggests otherwise”: Annie Paul delves into “the case of Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke, wanted by the Americans for a number of drug-related crimes. Their...

Barbados: Do The Right Thing

  2 November 2009

“Even as we speak – the West Indies Cricket Board is planning its next step in the destruction of West Indies cricket”: From Barbados, B.C. Pires weighs in on the debate over who should lead the Windies cricket team.

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