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.
Latest posts by Veronica Khokhlova from July, 2007
Itching for Eestimaa writes about Estonian names.
Itching for Eestimaa writes about “Estonian journalism godfather Priit Pullerits who recently questioned the need for [a gay pride] parade.”
Latvian Abroad writes about the humiliating experience of obtaining a U.S. entry visa.
Sean's Russia Blog translates a former insider's look at the pro-Putin Nashi youth movement.
The beatroot reviews the history of the 1944 Warsaw Uprising.
The planned publishing date for the Polish version of the final part of the J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series is scheduled for Jan. 27, 2008. The beatroot, however, reports that four chapters have already been translated and put on the internet.
A discussion of the July 16 derailment of the train carrying 15 tanks of liquid white phosphorus – over at Ukrainiana.
Ukrainiana writes to Frommer's – “one of America’s best sources on travel” – to complain about an outdated map of the former Soviet region that they have on their site.
Scenes from the Sidewalk writes about a charity tennis tournament intended for late October: “Our goal is to push the envelope and help the Kyiv community recognize the problems related to street children. We want to show people that these children can be rehabilitated and then create an avenue so...
Olechko takes her readers on another Kyiv gallery tour – and posts some more of her own work.
Foreign Notes writes about what appears to be the pre-election competition between former allies: Victor Yushchenko's and Yulia Tymoshenko's blocs.
Inside Krasnodar reports on a new taxi service, which uses Mercedes B Class 170 white minivans and doesn't charge too much.
Some pictures and a report on kvas, a favorite summer drink – at Russian Kafe.
Sochi Travel reports that since the victory in the 2014 Sochi Olympics bid, several newborn girls have been named Olimpiada.
Siberian Light reports on this year's high-heeled sprint that took place in St. Petersburg this past weekend.
Sean's Russia Blog writes on Mikhail Gorbachev's new role: a model for Louis Vuitton ads, photographed by Annie Leibovitz.
White Sun of the Desert writes about Russia's frustrating registration law – which applies to citizens and non-citizens alike.
Sean's Russia Blog writes about Boris Berezovsky and the problems of Russia's relations with Great Britain.
Sean's Russia Blog reports on the recent deadly attack on a camp of Russian anti-nuclear activists – here and here.
Ruminations on Russia criticizes Russia Blog‘s coverage of the recent deals in the energy sector.
From Russia With Blog looks at Putin's Russia from a “cyclical history” perspective – and also highlights “the apathy of the Russian masses” by describing the annual no-hot-water season.