Sunday, March 27, 2005


While the Schiavo controversy dominated the news coverage last week, a revolution took place in a former Soviet republic called Kyrgyzstan. Demonstrators sent the president fleeing to Russia when they stormed the presidential headquarters on Thursday. And that is about all I know about the country and its history.

(Points to people who know where the country is, and bonus points to those who can pronounce its name; as far as I can tell, monkeys seem to have come up with the name while pounding away furiously at their typewriters.)

Revolutions are naturally colorful, and various revolutions over the years have been associated with all different colors. A little quiz to see how many revolutions/overthrows you can link with their associated colors. (Answers will be posted tomorrow; in the interim, Google if you must.)

a) Ukraine
b) Iraq
c) Georgia
d) Russia

1) Red
2) Purple
3) Orange
4) Rose

UPDATE: The Moscow Times has proposed a color for the Kyrgyz revolution: yellow.


Blogger Ha ha hit him again said...

Darn, I was hoping for turqoise...

And what of the stirrings in Belarus that have been squashed by Europe's last dictator?

3/27/2005 01:33:00 PM  
Blogger sling said...

b3, d1, a2, c4

3/28/2005 01:25:00 PM  
Blogger putonyourspecs said...

The answers: a3, b2, c4, d1

3/29/2005 01:37:00 AM  

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