Apache redirect 301 with non-english characters

I have a lot of http redirects in my .htaccess file because I'd like to keep links from my old blog alive. Today I found that this redirect works:

redirect 301 /blog/2007/08/15/InMemoriamLorkis.aspx https://mihail.stoynov.com/2007/08/15/in-memoriam-lorkis/

And that this doesn't:

redirect 301 /blog/2007/08/17/%d0%9b%d0%be%d1%80%d0%b0.aspx https://mihail.stoynov.com/2007/08/17/%d0%bb%d0%be%d1%80%d0%b0/

It should look like this:

redirect 301 "/blog/2007/08/17/Лора.aspx" "https://mihail.stoynov.com/2007/08/17/лора/"

I'm back!

After 7 months I'm finally back.

I've migrated dasBlog to wordpress. It's not trivial but did happen in only 2 days. I've lost one blog post and 2 comments. There was a lot of manual work with fixing links. Ironically the slowest thing was to wait for Windows 7 virtual machine (windows wanted to update which was a couple of hours of work and couldn't be avoided).

Windows 7 was required so that I could add some forwards from the old posts to the new ones (via powershell).

Update: The most important help I got was from http://www.aaronlerch.com/blog/2007/08/23/breaking-up-moving-blog-engines/ and from Mario. Thanks.

2nd birthday

The blog became 2 a month ago. Happy birthday.

It’s been a lot of fun writing here. I have no idea if expressing myself in English has gotten any better, but the whole thing is very exciting.

The best thing is that I haven’t stopped yet. There were periods when I haven’t written a lot but still – here I am.

I’ve been planning to write some tutorials for such a long time, so I wish to myself that I’ll do write them this year.

Ground rules

So, I now have a blog. That was easy. Now the hard part is to put content in it.
So I decided to write a post that explains some stuff first.

I'm a Bulgarian, why am I writing in English? First, I'll practice my English. Second, more people will be able to read this.

What will I write about?
The short answer is: I have no idea. A better one is: I'll write about everything that I find interesting. A little about software for sure.

Who am I? You can find some info about me on the web site. What web site? mihail.stoynov.com

So, I hope you'll like it.