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Veronica Khokhlova · April, 2007

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 April, 2007

Ukraine: Opposition Rally

Ukrainiana posts pictures from a recent opposition rally in Kyiv and writes: “As the rally drew to a close, it started raining lightly. A group of opposition supporters headed for...

Russia: More on Mstislav Rostropovich

Another personal reflection on Mstislav Rostropovich, written by an anonymous contributor to Robert Amsterdam's blog – “who as a young musician had the distinct honor of personally meeting the great...

Russia: Mstislav Rostropovich

Megan Case shares a personal memory of Mstislav Rostropovich, who died in Moscow last week.

The Balkans: Turbofolk

Bosnia Vault lists useful resources on turbofolk music.

Russia: Blondes Who Disagree

Robert Amsterdam comments on the rally of The Blondes Who Disagree, calling it “an obvious attempt to ridicule and discredit the recent Marches of Those Who Disagree, which were so...

Bulgaria: Escalators Fixed

In the early 1990s, the escalators of Sofia's Main Train Station did not work, writes Sofia's Hidden Beauty: “The escalators’ colour became darker and darker, dust and rubbish irreversably damaged...

Ukraine: Politics Roundup

Dan McMinn's roundup of recent Ukrainian political developments gets a life of its own, as usual, as the comments start coming in (31, so far).

Moldova: Coverage of Transdniestria

A comprehensive overview of coverage of the situation in Transdniestria, over at Scraps of Moscow.

Serbia: Ganja March

Belgrade 2.0 writes about the upcoming “Global Ganja March” in Belgrade.

Albania: Ruminations on Elections

Our Man in Tirana attempts to place the French and British elections into Albanian context.

Estonia: “A Russian Rebellion”

As Tallinn seems to have entered the second night of rioting over the removal of a Soviet war memorial, here's a blogger's recap (with photos, RUS, by LJ user mrprophet)...

Latvia: Roma Resources

TOL's Romantic posts a link to the collection of resources on Latvia's Roma.

Russia: Pieces by Illarionov and Gevorkyan

La Russophobe posts two translations: pieces by Andrei Illarionov and Natalya Gevorkyan.

Russia: The Problem With Archives

Sean's Russia Blog writes about multiple problems that scholars face when dealing with the Russian archives.

Russia: Media Freedom

There're 32 comments to Sean Guillory's post on a Russian radio station that seems to have become “exactly” like Fox News in the U.S.

Russia: Kasparov's Foreign Funding

As the Kremlin begins looking for Gary Kasparov's foreign sponsors, Sean's Russia Blog reports that a reporter for an expat paper in Moscow may have already completed the job.

Romania: Politics

Two blogs comment on the situation in Romania. Transatlantic Politics: “Four months after Romanian accession, it is clear that not even the post-accession monitoring mechanisms imposed by Brussels and the...

Hungary: Jewish History

Further Ramblings of a N.Irish Magyar writes of a need for “a more rounded and positive insight into the history” of Hungary's Jewish community.

Russia: Space Explorers

Copydude writes about Russian humans and dogs in space.

Romania: Eurovision

Blog Bucharest writes about the approaching Eurovision Song Contest and how Romanians take it a bit too seriously.

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