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Veronica Khokhlova · March, 2006

I'm a Kyiv native; divide my time between Kyiv, Moscow, Istanbul and the Croatian island of Vis; lived in St. Petersburg in 2003-2005; attended Rutgers University in 1993-94, did my master's in journalism at the University of Iowa in 1996-98.

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Latest posts by Veronica Khokhlova from March, 2006

Belarus: First Detainees Released

Ivan Lenin of Rush-Mush reports on the first prisoners being released from Belarusian jails.

Czech Republic: Making Brno Cleaner

Jesse of Bored in Brno writes about the city authorities’ somewhat irrational attempts to make the city cleaner and shares his own ideas.

Czech Republic: Flood Updates

Douglas Arellanes posts regular updates from the Czech Republic's “flood front.”

Latvia: Tourism Official's Utopian Plans

All About Latvia writes about one official's utopian plans to turn Latvia into Europe's main tourist center. [A belated update: The official's name is Ola Prilof … April Fool!]

Belarus: Ignore What Seems Like a New “Gas War”

VW at TOL's Belarus Blog advises on how to react to what seems like the beginning of a new “gas war,” this time between Russia and Belarus: “Simply pay no...

Belarus: Lukashenko's Disappearance and Other News

Andrei Khrapavitski, br23 blog and TOL's Belarus Blog write about reports of the first March 25 casualty, Milinkevich's visit to Poland, Polish ex-ambassador's hospitalization – and Aleksandr Lukashenko's disappearance.

Belarus: Prison Journal

Ivan Lenin at Rush-Mush links to an English translation of a Belarusian protestor's jail journal. (Written by LJ user forion in Belarusian, translated by LJ user kapitan-tanaka.)

Poland: Singer Turned Politician Tired of Politics

The beatroot writes about a 56-year-old Polish rock musician turned politician and the problems he's facing. “After making a lot of money over the years, he must have got bored...

Russia: Xenophobia and Racism

Sean Guillory guestblogs at Publius Pundit on racism and xenophobia in today's Russia.

Belarus: Anti-TV Flash Mob

LJ user litota_ posts photos from a flash mob that took place at Oktyabrskaya Sq. in Minsk yesterday: to protest the lies of Belarusian state TV, a group of young...

Belarus: Ex-Ambassador Maszkiewicz Hospitalized

19. People's Blog on Presidential Election reports (RUS) that Mariusz Maszkiewicz, former Polish ambassador to Belarus, has been moved from prison to a hospital, possibly for emergency treatment of a...

Belarus: Lukashenko's Missing

Andrei Khrapavitski translates an entry by LJ user wolny on the mysterious public absense of the Belarusian president Aleksandr Lukashenko.

Russia: Ilf and Petrov Exhibit

W. Shedd of The Accidental Russophile writes about famous Soviet writers Ilya Ilf and Evgeniy Petrov, their 1935-36 trip to the United States.

Russia: Putin Plagiarized His Dissertation

W. Shedd of The Accidental Russophile and Alex(ei) of The Russian Dilettante's Weblog discuss Vladimir Putin's plagiarized dissertation: “What was Putin doing in 1997? If I am not mistaken, he...

Ukraine: Unexpected Losses On The Way To Parliament

Scott W. Clark of Foreign Notes reviews two political forces that didn't make it into the parliament: Pora-PRP and Volodymyr Lytvyn's Bloc: “Besides their TV advertising later was awful. (A...

Poland: Parliamentary Crises

The beatroot writes on Poland's inability to come up with a coalition government and the not too efficient attempts to fix the situation: “Many normal people here argue, however, that...

Czech Republic: Havel Denied Entry Into Belarus Embassy

br23 blog reports on how Vaclav Havel, former president of the Czech Republic, was denied entry by the Belarus Embassy in Prague when he wanted to deliver a letter of...

Belarus: Diary of a Protester

Rush-Mush links to a LiveJournal translation of the diary of Dasha Kostenko, a Minsk protester who has recently been sentenced to ten days in jail.

Serbia & Montenegro: Likes and Dislikes About the Country

Daniel Ginsberg of The Native Speaker gives an honest answer to this question from an anonymous commenter: “will you be honest and say what (or who) makes you really angry...

Serbia & Montenegro: Memories of Belgrade Bombing

Viktor of Belgrade Blog writes about what it felt like to be in Belgrade during the bombing seven years ago.

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