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Veronica Khokhlova · January, 2008

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 January, 2008

Ukraine: Minimum Wage vs MPs’ Income

Ukrainiana compares Ukraine's nationwide minimum wage with MPs’ official salaries.

Serbia, Slovenia: Kosovo Independence

Dr. Filomena writes on Kosovo's independence and explains why she thinks Slovenia should not be the first to recognize it: “If for no other reason, then for the sake of...

Russia: German Sadulayev's Appeal

Window on Eurasia writes about a Chechen writer's appeal to his fellow countrymen.

Poland, Scotland: Wojtek the Polish War Hero Bear

The beatroot writes about Wojtek the Polish war hero bear.

Estonia: Fewer Stateless People

Itching for Eestimaa reports that the number of Estonia's stateless persons continues to decrease.

Czech Republic, Serbia: Embassy Corruption

The Czech Daily Word writes on the corruption scandal at the Czech Embassy in Belgrade, Serbia.

Serbia, Albania: Kosovo Rapper

BBC's Mark Mardell interviews “Kosovo’s premier rapper” Genc Prevlaka.

Czech Republic: Presidential Debate

Dr. Sean's Diary comments on the Czech presidential debate between incumbent Václav Klaus and challenger Jan Švejnar.

Serbia: Kostunica's Choice

A Fistful of Euros explains why PM Kostunica's refusal to endorse either of the candidates is good for Nikolic and bad for Tadic.

Ukraine: Affordable Housing

Ukrainiana writes on what looks like a competition between Ukraine's PM and president in promising a better mortgage deal to the electorate.

Albania: President Bamir Topi

A Fistful of Euros writes about Albania's president and some of his policies.

Russia: Osoaviakhim-1

De Rebus Antiquis Et Novis writes about the Soviet balloon Osoaviakhim-1, which reached the record altitude of 22,000 meters on Jan. 30, 1934, but crashed during the descent.

Russia: Khodorkovsky on Hunger Strike

Robert Amsterdam posts updates on Mikhail Khodorkovsky's hunger strike in protest against the treatment of jailed former Yukos executive Vasily Alexanyan – here and here.

Russia: No Future for “Nashi”?

Robert Amsterdam and Vilhelm Konnander write about what looks like the end of pro-Putin youth movement Nashi.

Russia: Internet Regulations

Perspectives on the new Russia writes about the Russian government's plans to regulate the internet.

Albania, Italy: Adrian Paci

Living in Shkoder writes about the work of Adrian Paci, an Albania-born, Italy-based artist.

Bosnia & Herzegovina: Against Division

Balkanizer comes up with “an argument against the division of Bosnia-Herzegovina.”

Belarus, Latvia: “Ploshcha”

Marginalia watches Ploshcha (“The Square”), a film about the March 2006 mass protests in Minsk – “and watching it is a good way to mark Ceauşescu's birthday and Suharto's death”...

Latvia: Law Firm's Name Change Attempt

Can you imagine a law firm with a name like this: “Viss mainījies skaļi klusēja migla virs pļavām aiz upes un jenotiņš to sajuta tik skaidri ka aizrāvās elpa un...

Poland: New Government's Problems

The beatroot reports: “‘Civic Platform are clueless.’ That’s what many are saying of Poland’s still fledgling government. It must be the shortest political honeymoon in history.”

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