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 September, 2008
Dr. Sean's Diary writes about the results of the election in Slovenia.
Dr. Sean's Diary writes about the Czech Republic’s forthcoming Presidency of the EU.
Central Europe Activ writes about political views of the Hungarian minority in Slovakia.
Central Europe Activ cites an item from “an award-winning Hungarian language blog of Serbian expats” on the fake Javier Solana obits that appeared “on Kosovo Street and around the Serbian parliament in downtown Belgrade.”
Pre- and post-election insight from Belarus – at Andrei Khrapavitski's Belarusan American Blog, here and here: “Both the govt and the opposition elite cared more about the exterior, much less about the substance.”
A Fistful of Euros re-visits the issue of Montenegrin independence: “But, you know: it’s not an economic basket case. Independence was not a disaster.”
Last week, Israel-based LJ user avva asked his Russophone readers - some of whom are eligible to vote in the upcoming U.S. election - whether they supported Barack Obama or John McCain, and for what reasons. The post generated over 300 comments from bloggers based in the United States, Israel, Canada and Russia. Below are some of the responses.
Russian Blog explains the usage of the Russian word trezvost’ (“sobriety”).
Russian History Blog translates a U.S.-based Russian woman's tirade about a local church she has to attend because she “[wants] to please [her] husband.”
Window on Eurasia writes about media coverage and politicians’ reactions to a letter sent by one of the members of a small Crimean Tatar party to presidents of Russia and Tatarstan.
White Sun of the Desert writes about “the Sakhalin salmon run” season: “This is a time when huge nets are slung across river-mouths to be lifted by crane and emptied by the ton into lorries, the operators of such activities having either paid huge sums of money for licenses to...
Impressions of a recent Chicago speech by Poland's foreign minister Radosław Sikorski – at The 8th Circle.
Albanian Blogger posts a note on the much-awaited liberalisation of the EU’s visa regime for Albanian citizens.
Samaha posts a detailed update on the outcome of the case brought by Srebrenica survivors against the Dutch state.
Kirk Johnson of Americans For Bosnia notes that “a Dutch civil court sided with the Dutch state and dismissed the case against the Netherlands for their failure to prevent Srebrenica genocide in 1995″ and is urging readers “to contact the Dutch embassy in your country to express your dismay at...
Petya of Bighead announces a new blog project: How to Marry a Bulgarian.
The Czech Daily Word writes about the wonderful travel opportunities that Central European citizens enjoy, now that the borders are open and cheap plane tickets are available.
Photos of ten Krakow buildings, now and then (100 years ago) – at Polandian.
Hungarian Spectrum reviews a study of history and “prejudices” of the Hungarian “extreme right.”
The beatroot hosts a discussion of the Polish-Russian-American relationship in the aftermath of the Russian-Georgian conflict.
The beatroot muses on what's considered “politics” in the United States and Poland.