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Veronica Khokhlova · October, 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 October, 2008

Ukraine: “A Lawyer and a Ukrainian” Joke

Russia Blog shares a joke about “a lawyer and a Ukrainian.”

U.S.: Ivanov for Obama

Massachusetts-based Eugene Ivanov of Ivanov's Report explains why he is voting for Barack Obama.

Russia: Chinese Laborers

Window on Eurasia writes that “ethnic Chinese working and living in the Russian Far East find their surrounding social and political scene far more congenial than do their co-ethnics living...

Ukraine: Update on the Economy and Politics

Leopolis explains in detail the current economic and political situation in Ukraine: “The stakes are high: Ukraine's economic health, its image for international investors, and a risk of default. Just...

Serbia: Underground Fashion

“[…] In a dingy underground passage that connects two sides of one of Belgrade's main streets,” A Yankee-in-Belgrade discovers someone who could possibly become a promising fashion designer and posts...

Albania: “Sworn Virgins”

Balkan File links to a BBC story on “Albanian women who became men, not as transsexuals, but because the man of the house had died, leaving a mother alone with...

Serbia: Courageous Mothers

Belgraded contributes an article on what it's like to be a mother in Serbia to the Women's International Perspective, becoming “one of the rare men blogging there.” Showcased in the...

Serbia: The Lessons of Miladin Kovacevic's Case

Belgraded discusses Miladin Kovacevic's case and the lessons that can be found in it for Kovacevic himself and his victim, as well as for Serbia and the United States.

Serbia: Belgrade Bus Drivers

Stories about Belgrade's eccentric public bus drivers – at Belgraded.

Ukraine: Hryvnia Exchange Rate Cheating

Ukrainiana posts and translates a TV news item on how some Kyiv banks are manipulating hryvnia exchange rate to earn some cash.

Slovakia: Google Now Translates From Slovak

The Foreigner's Guide to Living in Slovakia reports that Google has added the Slovak language to their online translation service.

Ukraine: Kyiv's Churches

Pictures of Kyiv's churches – at Nash Holos.

Ukraine: MPs Are Fighting, Hryvnia Is Sinking

Ukrainiana reports that while Ukrainian legislators are busy fighting, “the asking price for the U.S. dollar reached Hr. 7.0942, up from Hr. 6 last Friday” – and up from Hr....

Slovakia: The Most Famous Slovaks

The Foreigner's Guide to Living in Slovakia writes about the most famous Slovaks.

Ukraine: Inside St. Volodymyr's Cathedral in Kyiv

Olechko posts the most recent of her daily paintings: St. Volodymyr Cathedral in Kyiv.

Russia, U.S.: Sergei Elkin's U.S. Election Cartoons

Ukrainiana writes about Russian cartoonist Sergei Elkin and his cartoons on the U.S. presidential race.

Ukraine: Sex Workers and the Police

A discussion of the treatment of Ukrainian sex workers by law enforcement officials – at Natalia Antonova's blog and Kiev Ukraine News Blog.

Russia: “Help Svetlana Bakhmina” Petition

As of now, 71,250 people have signed an online petition appealing to the Russian president to pardon Svetlana Bakhmina, a former senior lawyer for Mikhail Khodorkovsky's oil company Yukos, who...

Russia, France: Update on Karinna Moskalenko

Robert Amsterdam posts an update on the situation of lawyer Karinna Moskalenko.

Russia: Parking in Moscow

Pictures of Moscow isn't happy about the way they park in Russia's capital.

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