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Veronica Khokhlova · May, 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 May, 2007

Estonia: The Emperor's Menu

Nami-Nami examines the menu of the Emperor of Japan during his recent visit to Estonia: “The only ‘outsider’ is the snow crab, which was caught in Kamtchatka.”

Latvia: Doctor to Become President

All About Latvia reports on the election of the new president: “And this is the first time in my recent memory, the Parliament voted in a person opposed by so...

Macedonia, Greece: Name Dispute

The Macedonian Tendency posts a note on the name dispute between Macedonia and Greece.

Russia: Off-the-Beaten-Path Research

Darkness at Noon blogs on his scientific research from “a run-down bus station in a little village about 2 hours outside of Lipetsk, which is itself about 10 hours from...

Russia: Export of Bio Specimens Banned

Russia bans export of biological specimens, Siberian Light reports.

Russia: Pirates Strike Back

Russian pirates strike back: “By buying licensed Windows you sponsor the war in Iraq.” See the poster at Russian Marketing Blog.

Ukraine: Kyiv Mayor and Orphans

Scenes from the Sidewalk reports on Kyiv City Administration's attempts to deal with the problem of orphaned children in Kyiv.

Ukraine: Tsushko's Illness

Foreign Notes writes on the speculation around the sudden illness of Ukraine's minister of internal affairs: “Any number of unexplained deaths and assassination attempts on highly placed politicians and businessmen...

Ukraine: Crisis, Again

Abdymok.net reports: “the so-called agreement reached under the rug at the presidential administration in the wee hours of may 27 lasted . . . about 72 hours.”

Russia, Austria: Raiffeisen, Murder and Money Laundering

Robert Amsterdam writes about the alleged ties of Raiffeisen Zentralbank (RZB) of Austria to murder and money laundering in Russia.

Latvia: Gay Parade and Other “Problems”

“Gay parade is the least of our problems,” writes All About Latvia: abortions, the lowest life expectancy in the EU, and human trafficking are no less – if not more...

FSU: Interview With Edward Lucas

Peteris Cedrins of Marginalia interviews Edward Lucas, the Central and East European correspondent of The Economist – and a blogger.

Russia: KPRF/Just Russia Merger?

Siberian Light reports on the proposed merger of the Russian Communist Party with Sergei Mironov's Just Russia: “[…] I’m sure there are many within the Kremlin who would like to...

Slovenia: Vinko Bogataj

The Glory of Carniola writes about the Slovenian skier Vinko Bogataj (who happens to be much more than just his magnificent 1970 crash).

Bulgaria: Academy of Sciences Tour

Sofia's Hidden Beauty tours the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.

Poland: “A Teletubby in the Closet”

The beatroot writes on the Polish Children’s Ombudsman (Ombudswoman) Ewa Sowinska and her discovery of a “Teletubby in the closet.”

Albania: Paramotor Photos

A sampling of Alket Islami's pictures of Albania from the air – over at Our Man in Tirana.

Albania: Ban on Smoking

Our Man in Tirana reports on whether the ban on smoking in all public places really works.

Ukraine: Internal Troops

“When Ukrainians send Troops to suppress protestors they never – thank God – seem to arrive. In Russia (and the remainder of the CIS) they always arrive and, as in...

Russia: Attacks on Gays and a British Diplomat

“This weekend marked yet another not particularly glorious episode in Russo-British relations, as one diplomat and two (well known) British gay rights activists were attacked in separate incidents,” writes Siberian...

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