9 December 2010

Stories from 9 December 2010

Ukraine: Fundraising to Help Street Children

  9 December 2010

Scenes from the Sidewalk announces ChildRescue/CrossRoads Foundation's fundraising initiative “to purchase gifts that will be used for “Whatever Is Needed Most” by the street and at-risk children that the organization is supporting in Ukraine: “Clothing, school supplies, food, furniture for the Centers, necessities for the children, supplies.”

Belarus: Election and Unrest

  9 December 2010

At OpenDemocracy.com, Olga Birukova writes about the upcoming presidential election in Belarus and the potential post-election protests: “No one actually knows what the level of protest could realistically be in a fully developed dictatorship in a country squeezed in between Russia and Europe.”

Russia: “Battle for Russia’s Heritage Resumes”

RuNet Echo  9 December 2010

Clementine Cecil, a journalist and co-founder of the Moscow Architectural Preservation Society (MAPS), writes on OpenDemocracy.net about protests against the proposed amendments to Russia’s heritage law: “Experts have already written to President Medvedev to voice their concern with the proposals, arguing they would ‘place tens of thousands of monuments of...