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Veronica Khokhlova · June, 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 June, 2007

Ukraine, Russia: Serhiy Taftay's Guitar

uaMuzik tells the tale of one Ukrainian musician's legendary guitar.

Ukraine: Lviv Coffee and Food

Olechko prepares to spend August in Lviv: in this post, she writes about the newly-discovered local coffee houses and restaurants.

Ukraine: Erotic Symbolism in Folk Songs Lecture

A Ukrainian Diaspora ethnologist will give a lecture in Kyiv on Aug. 25 on the erotic symbolism in Ukrainian folk songs, Nash Holos reports.

Serbia: Bad TV

Time to do something about the state Radio and Television of Serbia (RTS): Anegdote is considering the options.

Russia: Sochi-2014?

Inside Krasnodar is “waiting with baited breath” for the July 4 announcement of the winner of the 2014 Winter Olympics bid: “Apparently the city of Sochi is also gearing-up for...

Russia, Sweden: Lavrov and Georgian Wine

Vilhelm Konnander reports that the Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov was drinking Georgian wine banned in Russia during his recent visit to Sweden.

Russia: Chechen “Daimohk” to Perform in the U.S.

“Daimohk, a children’s dance group based in Grozny and trained by the former first dancer of the Chechen national theatre, will be visiting the US for their first ever tour...

Hungary: Bilingual Education

N.Irish Magyar writes about Hungary's minority languages and bilingual education.

Eastern & Central Europe: Feral's Back; Czech Lustration

Illyrian Gazette posts an update on the fate of Feral Tribune (it's back and financially secure), and writes about lustration and music in the Czech Republic.

Bosnia & Herzegovina: Miroslav Lajcak

Balkanizer posts a lengthy and detailed post on the legacy of the outgoing High Representative to Bosnia and Herzegovina: “[…] an unrefined and unedited thinking about the departure of the...

Russia: Rewriting History

Kosmopolit blogs about Putin's attempts to re-write Russian history.

Poland: BBC on Lustration

Dr. Sean's Diary links to a BBC program on “on lustration and decommunization issues in Poland.”

Ukraine: A Spanish Embassy Ordeal

In an ideal world, there'd be no need for travelers to waste their time and money obtaining visas: buying a plane ticket and booking a hotel room would suffice. Tanya...

Russia: Attic Repairs

Ruminations on Russia explains what the oligarchs’ flight from Russia may have to do with the delayed repairs of an attic at one apartment building in Moscow.

Russia, U.S.: Comparative Presidential Popularity

As Putin and Bush are about to meet on Sunday, Sean's Russia Blog discusses a survey comparing the two leaders’ popularity.

Ukraine: Kyiv Traffic Jam

Olechko gets stuck in traffic in Kyiv and discusses possible reasons for the jam with her cab driver: “[…] end of year graduation, Rada’s last meeting for the year, end...

Russia: Monument to the Defenders of Leningrad

Darkness at Noon posts pictures from the Monument to the Defenders of Leningrad.

Croatia: Marko Perković Thompson

Illyrian Gazette and Balkan Baby write about the controversial Croatian singer Marko Perković Thompson and his recent concert in Zagreb. In the same post, Balkan Baby also writes about Tito's...

Russia, Belarus: Blaming Putin and Lukashenko

Adam Goodman of Being Had admits that life is tough in Belarus and Russia, but disagrees with La Russophobe‘s perspective: “[…] I refuse to believe, just as I have since...

Poland, Germany: “Stepmother of Europe”

Publius Pundit quotes from a BBC piece on the Polish-German relations and reproduces the controversial cover of the Polish weekly Wprost, featuring a computer-generated image of German Chancellor Angela Merkel...

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