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Veronica Khokhlova · February, 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 February, 2008

Serbia, Kosovo, U.S.: Diaspora Serbs

Reluctant Dragon and Gray Falcon offer two different perspectives on what it feels like being a Serb in the United States following Kosovo's declaration of independence.

Russia: Prince Harry and Local “Elite's Offspring”

Window on Eurasia writes about the Russians’ reaction to the news of Prince Harry's military service in Afghanistan.

Russia: Election Roundup

A roundup on Russia's upcoming presidential election: Mark MacKinnon writes on the 72 percent “target” for Medvedev; Megan Case writes about the reasons NOT to vote; Robert Amsterdam writes about...

Serbia, Kosovo: Lack of Trust

Balkan Anarchist writes at length about “the utter lack of inter-ethnic dialogue between Serbs and Albanians” in Kosovo.

Russia: Feb. 29, “Not An Everyday Day”

De Rebus Antiquis Et Novis writes about “February 29 in Russian history. Not an everyday day.”

Czech Republic: Foreign Minister

The Czech Daily Word writes about the Czech foreign minister, whose full title is “His Serene Highness The Prince of Schwarzenberg, Count of Sulz, Princely Landgrave in Klettgau and Duke...

Serbia: Window For Slovenian Embassy

East Ethnia reposts a photo of a new window presented to the Slovenian embassy by “the students of Belgrade.”

Ukraine: Tymoshenko's Illness

Foreign Notes writes about Yulia Tymoshenko's illness and other problems.

Serbia: “Ray of Light in Tough Times”

Belgrade 2.0 posts a selection of photoshopped Kosovo-related parodies and writes: “If there’s one thing I always appreciated about Serbia and it’s turbulent times, it’s the people’s strenght to find...

Russia: Unaffordable Health Care

Window on Eurasia writes about the Russians who can't afford medical care.

Russia: Middle Class

Sean's Russia Blog writes about the Russian middle class.

Czech Republic: Health Minister Rescues a Pedestrian

The Czech Daily Word writes about how the Czech health minister's saved a pedestrian's life.

Ukraine: Public Education and the President's Kids

Ukrainiana writes about president Yushchenko's views on Ukrainian public education.

Poland: Giertych's Fear of Feminism

The beatroot reports on Maciej Giertych's fear of feminism.

Russia, U.S.: Hillary's Way of Saying “Medvedev”

Robert Amsterdam links to a YouTube video of Hillary Clinton trying to pronounce Dmitry Medvedev's last name.

Czech Republic: Czech Soldier Blogging From Iraq

The Czech Daily Word links to a Czech-language blog of a Czech soldier stationed in Iraq.

Serbia: Where is Facebook's Belgrade?

According to Belgrade 2.0, Serbia's capital has mysteriously disappeared from Facebook: “Anyway, there are couple of groups now fighting to get Serbian cities back on the list of hometowns, since...

Russia: Ethnically-Motivated Violence

Moscow Through Brown Eyes reviews the coverage of a recent surge in ethnically-motivated violence in Moscow: “A month ago in my relatively sleepy bedroom community, a young Tadzhik citizen was...

Ukraine, Russia: A Gas War, Again

Leopolis reports on what looks like yet another Russian-Ukrainian gas war.

Czech Republic, U.S.: Visa-Free Regime

The Czech Daily Word and The Reference Frame report on the signing of a U.S.-Czech agreement on visa-free regime.

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