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
Soviet History: Samizdat Anniversary
Window on Eurasia writes about the 40th anniversary of the launch of the Soviet samizdat publication, the Chronicle of Current Events.
Estonia, Russia: Bronze Soldier Crisis Anniversary
Vilhelm Konnander posts an extensive analysis of the issues surrounding the first anniversary of the Estonian Bronze Soldier crisis.
Poland: Prince Charles’ Visit
Polandian reports on Prince Charles’ visit to Poland.
Hungary: The New Cabinet
Hungarian Spectrum writes about the new Hungarian cabinet.
Serbia, EU: SAA Signed
Balkan Anarchist, Byzantine Blog, and Srebrenica Genocide Blog blog about the signing of the EU's Stabilization and Association Agreement (SAA) with Serbia today.
Czech Republic: Opinion Polls
Dr. Sean's Diary writes about a poll on who the Czechs’ “least favoured [groups] of potential neighbours” are.
Russia: May 9 Parade Rehearsal
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...
Serbia, EU: More on SAA
Greater Surbiton writes about the relations between the EU and Serbia.
Ukraine: Privatization Confrontation
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.
Europe: RFL/RL Hacked
James of Robert Amsterdam's blog reports on the hack attack on Radio Free Europe's sites.
Hungary: Opinion Polls on Economy
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.
Ukraine: BBC Pulls Story on Hitler Doll From the Web
Kyiv Scoop reports that BBC's website has removed a story about the Hitler doll controversy.
Slovakia: Hotel Kyjev
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...
Russia: Moscow and NYC
Two-Zero explains why Moscow is not “the new New York.”
Poland: Tolerance March
The beatroot writes about this year's Tolerance March in Krakow.
Poland: Gorbachev vs John Paul II?
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.”
Lithuania: Bicycles in Vilnius
Babel in Vilnius writes on how to turn Vilnius into a bicycle-friendly city.
Hungary: “Goy Bikers”
Hungarian Spectrum writes about “Goy Bikers” and the “resurgence of neo-nazi activism.”
Hungary: End of Coalition
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.”