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10 May 2010

Stories from 10 May 2010

Russia: Photos From Victory Day in Moscow

May 9 photo reports from Victory Day celebrations in Moscow (RUS) – by LJ user chistoprudov (here) and LJ user zyalt (here, here, and here).

Belarus: Iryna Vidanava on FP's World's Top Dissidents List

Belarus Digest notes that Foreign Policy's The World’s Top Dissidents list includes one Belarusian (“Iryna Vidanava, founder and editor of the multimedia youth magazine 34), but does not include a...

Russia: Moscow Mayor; Judiciary System

Foreign Policy Association's Russia blog writes about Moscow mayor Yuri Luzhkov's 15-year General Plan for the city's development. At True/Slant, Mark Adomanis writes about Vera Trifonova’s death in detention and...

Hungary, Greece: Shadow Economies

Hungarian Spectrum writes that, according to some estimates, “the Greek black economy represents 20-30% of the country's gross domestic product. Estimates for Hungary are very similar.”

Czech Republic: “Top Ten Daytrips From Brno”

The Journeys of Captain Oddsocks recommends “top ten daytrips from Brno.”

China: expelling the unemployed from Shenzhen

Ridding the city of those unemployed for longer than three months—that’s what Shenzhen’s vice mayor and police chief suggested April 29 in response to security problems in this special economic...

Kenya: Netizens discuss proposed constitution of Kenya

The proposed constitution of Kenya has been officially published and will have to be subjected to a referendum. The proposed constitution results from the Harmonized draft constitution that was written...

The Balkans: 30th Anniversary of Tito's Death

Sleeping With Pengovsky, Balkan Insight (via Balkan Travellers) and Piran Café write about the 30th anniversary of the death of the Yugoslav leader Josip Broz Tito.

Russia: “Ingushetia-ru” Blogger Arrested?

Valery Dzutsev writes that LJ user ingushetia-ru has allegedly been arrested in Moscow: “His blog was mainly focusing on the events in Ingushetia in the North Caucasus, but also general...

Russia, Ukraine: WWII, Stalin, History, Politics

A selection of posts on WWII, May 9, history, Joseph Stalin, and today's political discourse in Russia and Ukraine – at Foreign Policy Association's Russia blog (here and here), Global...

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