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Veronica Khokhlova · September, 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 September, 2006

Ukraine: Lviv is 750 Years Old

Dominican Cathedral in Lviv, built in the late 18th century. In the Soviet times, the building housed Lviv's atheism museum, which has now been transformed into the museum of religion;...

Poland: Coalition-Building Crisis

The beatroot reports on Poland's government crisis: “So even the Peasants don’t want to get into bed with PiS, it appears. Which shows how bad the image of the government...

Poland: Elevator Graffiti Transformation

Boo writes about an anti-Semitic graffiti in a Polish elevator that was later replaced with a message of tolerance.

Belarus: Protest Diaries and Opposition Leader

Ivan Lenin of Rush-Mush reports that the online diaries of a Belarusian protester Dasha Kostenko have been published in Moscow. He also criticizes the opposition leader Milinkevich: “It's a big...

Serbia: Kosovo Is (Not) Changing

Wu Wei observes the changes that are taking place in Kosovo and those that aren't.

Serbia: Torture Story Retraction

Balkan Ghost of Finding Karadzic has found out that a heartbreaking story about “the Sri Lankan-American Buddhist who was tortured by her Serb captors while on an aid mission during...

Russia: Open Letter on Orphanage Child Abuse

Russia Blog posts an open letter from an American mother of three adopted Russian children: “While looking for articles about the orphanage abuse that occurred in late July, 2006 in...

Russia: Sakhalin Housing and Other Problems

Tim Newman of White Sun of the Desert posts pictures from Sakhalin Island and writes about housing and other problems he's encountered there: “We have managed to find a very...

Russia: Cultural Misunderstanding

Russian Marketing Blog writes about cultural misunderstanding caused by the ad campaign of a health resorts and spas travel magazine.

Russia: Media Stereotypes Discussion

Yuri Mamchur's recent post on Russia Blog about media stereotypes has drawn some media response in Russia and the blogger has been interviewed on Radio Liberty (RUS).

Russia: Nominee for Best Foreign Film

Russia Blog writes about Russia's nominee for the 2006 U.S. Academy Awards.

Russia: Conflict With Georgia

David McDuff of A Step At A Time writes about the recent escalation of the Russian-Georgian conflict: “The Russian government is expending a great of aggressive rhetoric on this new...

Ukraine: Babiy Yar Massacre's 65th Anniversary

Stones and flowers were laid at the Babiy Yar Memorial in Kyiv Wednesday, to commemorate the 65th anniversary of the 1941 massacre – by Veronica Khokhlova In 1941, at least...

Russia: Two Bike Trips

W. Shedd of The Accidental Russophile writes about Herman Veldhuizen, a Norwegian bicyclist: “Herman has made and chronicled two bicycle trips in Russia. His first trip was a 20-day trip...

Russia: Chechnya Kidnappings

David McDuff of A Step At A Time translates a piece on the ongoing kidnappings in Chechnya.

Serbia: Oscar Nomination

Eric Gordy of East Ethnia writes about this year's Serbian nomination for the Oscars and reveals his own role in the production of the film.

Ukraine: Traveling the Villages

MoldovAnn writes about and posts pictures and videos of her work-related travel in Ukraine.

Poland: “The Polish Watergate”

The beatroot has posted three entries so far about the beginning of a major corruption scandal, already labeled the “Polish Watergate”: one, two, and three. “It looks very bad for...

Hungary: Traffic Jam Protest

Paul of Further Ramblings of a N.Irish Magyar warns of possible traffic jams – albeit “peaceful and civilized” – in Budapest.

Hungary: Candidate Withdraws From Local Election

Pestiside.hu writes about the upcoming local election and one of the candidates who decided not to run: a “Roma eccentric […] whose key election promise was to build a condom...

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