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Veronica Khokhlova · May, 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 May, 2008

Russia: Medvedev and 1999 Apartment Bombings

Lex Libertas links to an op-ed calling for president Dmitry Medvedev to start a new investigation of the 1999 apartment bombings in Russia.

Ukraine, Russia: Personae Non Gratae

On May 12, Moscow mayor Yuri Luzhkov was declared persona non grata in Ukraine, following his calls for Russia to take ownership of Sevastopol, a Ukrainian Black Sea naval port....

Europe: More on Eurovision

Belatedly, a link to a Eurovision report by BBC's Mark Mardell – and over 150 comments to his post.

Romania: Corruption

Transatlantic Politics writes about corruption in Eastern and Central Europe: “A survey made amongst Romanian judges showed that most of them don’t consider corruption as being a serious crime.”

Lithuania: Russian Pop Music

Viola in Vilnius notes the popularity of Russian pop music in Lithuania.

Balkans: Travel Articles

Balkanology Blog reviews recent English-language travel articles about the Balkans.

Bulgaria: Stoev's Murder and Anonymous Blogging

Maya's Corner quotes a passage on Georgi Stoev's murder and the dangers of writing under one's real name in Bulgaria.

Czech Republic: Cabs and Buses

The Czech Daily Word writes about cab drivers and public transportation system in the Czech Republic.

Czech Republic: “How I Fought Over A Supermodel”

Petr Bokuvka of The Czech Daily Word shares a childhood memory of the Czech supermodel Veronika Varekova.

Hungary: Ferenc Szálasi

Hungarian Spectrum writes about Ferenc Szálasi and Hungarian nationalist politics – here and here: “Perhaps no one will be surprised to discover that the man who came up with “Hungarism”...

Greece: Macedonian Party

Say: Macedonia writes about the first congress of the Macedonian “Rainbow Party” in Greece.

Russia: “Medialogia”

Scraps of Moscow writes about Russian politics and the media: “Sometimes, though, mediologists, not meteorologists, are the best way of trying to figure out which way the political winds are...

Russia: Kaliningrad Region

Raf Uzar writes about the history of Kaliningrad region.

Poland, Germany, UK: Eurovision

The beatroot writes at Polandian that Poland, Germany and the UK aren't getting any votes at Eurovision, and something has to be done about it.

Poland: Songs

“A Guide To Songs About Poland” – at Polandian.

Russia: Ideas for Eurovision

Megan Case 2.0 writes on Russia's Eurovision victory: “I think that Russia should have pulled out all the stops and filled the stage with famous people – they could have...

Kosovo: “Failure to Get More Recognitions”

Prishtine: Independence and Kanun writes: “[…] out of the other 192 (plus 2) countries in the world, the government of Kosovo should have been able to lobby more than just...

Ukraine: Opposition and Alliances

Foreign Notes writes on the relationship between PM Tymoshenko, president Yushchenko, and the Party of the Regions.

Ukraine: Tymoshenko's Politics

Foreign Notes writes about PM Yulia Tymoshenko's defeat in the Kyiv election, her meeting with PM Vladimir Putin, and the future of her cabinet.

Europe: Liveblogging Eurovision

Belatedly, a link to a what was a Eurovision liveblog on Saturday – at Greetings from Kyiv.

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