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7 September 2013

Stories from 7 September 2013

Tokyo to Host 2020 Olympics

Presidents, Oligarchs and Potash: Russia's Trade War With Belarus

RuNet Echo

Belarusian authorities arrested Vladislav Baumgartner, CEO of Uralkaliy, a large Russian potash mining company. Russia retaliated by cancelling some of its subsidies and banning Belarusian pork imports.

“I Know A Rapist”: The Blog that Won't Stay Silent

Tajikistan's Ubiquitous and ‘Irreplaceable’ Leader

“Central Asia is Watching [Syria] Too”

Yemen Mourns the Loss of Shining Young Activist Ibrahim Mothana

Yemeni Ibrahim Mothana died on September 5th, 2013, at the age of 24. He lived a short life but was an inspiration to many who knew him.

Protests Called for Brazil's Independence Day

Don't Say Millions Starved During China's Great Famine. Try ‘Nutritional Death’ Instead

A professor recently claimed that previous estimates that 30 million people died during the Great Chinese Famine is rumor. According to him, the difficult period caused 2.5 million "nutritional deaths".