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 April, 2008
Window on Eurasia writes about the 40th anniversary of the launch of the Soviet samizdat publication, the Chronicle of Current Events.
Vilhelm Konnander posts an extensive analysis of the issues surrounding the first anniversary of the Estonian Bronze Soldier crisis.
Polandian reports on Prince Charles’ visit to Poland.
Hungarian Spectrum writes about the new Hungarian cabinet.
Balkan Anarchist, Byzantine Blog, and Srebrenica Genocide Blog blog about the signing of the EU's Stabilization and Association Agreement (SAA) with Serbia today.
Dr. Sean's Diary writes about a poll on who the Czechs’ “least favoured [groups] of potential neighbours” are.
LJ user m_i_s_t_e_r_x_1 posts pictures of some of the fighting vehicles that will be displayed during the May 9 parade in Moscow. LJ user zaxarman posts a picture from the parade rehearsal in downtown Moscow tonight; some people in the crowd seem to have mistaken Russian-made cars for Hummers. (Text...
Greater Surbiton writes about the relations between the EU and Serbia.
Orange Ukraine posts a roundup on Ukraine, which includes an examination of the confrontation between president Yushchenko and PM Tymoshenko over privatization. A close-up on an earlier privatization case is here.
James of Robert Amsterdam's blog reports on the hack attack on Radio Free Europe's sites.
Hungarian Spectrum writes about how, according to two polls, “Hungarians perceive their own and the country's economic situation and prospects.”
Belatedly, a link to Ukrainiana‘s extensive post on the 22nd anniversary of Chernobyl.
Ukrainiana writes about the celebration of Easter in Ukraine.
Kyiv Scoop reports that BBC's website has removed a story about the Hitler doll controversy.
The Foreigner's Guide to Living in Slovakia writes about plans to demolish Hotel Kyjev in Bratislava: “Though I agree that buildings like the Hotel Kyjev are part of Slovakia’s history, I disagree that they are part of true Slovak culture. Are the communist principles, good or bad, embodied in socialist-realism...
Two-Zero explains why Moscow is not “the new New York.”
The beatroot writes about this year's Tolerance March in Krakow.
The beatroot writes about the publication of “a politburo document, signed by Mikhail Gorbachev, which appears to warrant a KGB contract killing on John Paul II.”
Babel in Vilnius writes on how to turn Vilnius into a bicycle-friendly city.
Hungarian Spectrum writes about “Goy Bikers” and the “resurgence of neo-nazi activism.”
Hungarian Spectrum writes about the SZDSZ's vote in favor of leaving the coalition: “With this decision something entirely new came into being in Hungary: a minority government. And since it is new, most Hungarians don't quite know what to do with it.”