Friday, July 21, 2006

Basayev's Death - The Blog

A new blog discussing the subject of Shamil Basayev's death and its implications for the future of Russia's relations with Chechnya has been created as part of the Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows Initiative (www.bftf.org). The blog's introduction announces that
As part of the program, we divided into task forces discussing current global issues such as Iran or global warming. Our group, consisting of students from Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, Minneapolis, Poland, Slovakia, and Sweden, chose the topic of Russia. With this blog and its podcast, we hope to spark international discourse and the presentation of a wide range of opinions on the topic at hand.
Today, July 21, the blog will record and present a podcast of the debate, which will then be followed by an open discussion in the comments boxes.
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