Siberian Light

Archive - May 2005

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Siberian Forest fires increasing

The Guardian today reports on the increasing threat that Siberian forest fires are causing to the global environment. Fires in the Siberian forests – the largest in the world and vital to the planet’s health...

China to send troops to Kyrgyzstan

Liu Jianchao, a spokesman from the Chinese Foreign Ministry, has reportedly said that China will "seriously consider" sending troops to Kyrgyzstan, RIA Novosti reports today.  The same report though goes...

Blogging Mongolia

New Mongolia – blogging from the saddle to provide you with all your nomadic camel riding blogging needs.  Well, perhaps not quite the blogging from the saddle bit.  Or the camels, either.  But...

Eurovision 2005 – Kiev

Last night’s Eurovision Song Contest in Kiev was a spectacular success, despite earlier concerns that dodgy dealings over ticket sales might spoil the event. From my perspective (sitting in London watching it on...

Beslan trial – an opportunity

The trial of Nur-Pashi Kulayev begins today.  Kulayev was the sole surviving member of the group of terrorists that took hostage and killed hundreds of children in a Beslan school last September.  That Kulayev...

Carnival of the Revolutions II

Welcome to Siberian Light for the second weekly Carnival of the Revolutions, where we aim to give you a sampling of how democracy is marching forwards (and sometimes backwards) in the world today.  Global But...

Unrest in Uzbekistan

Protests on Friday in the Eastern Uzbek town of Andijan (Andizhan) have turned into a major flashpoint, with at least ten, possibly more than fifty, dead after a clash between troops and protestors.  Despite...

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