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Veronica Khokhlova · March, 2009

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 March, 2009

Ukraine: Yushchenko's Constitution Proposal

Kyiv Scoop and What's Up, Ukraine? comment on the constitutional changes proposed by president Victor Yushchenko.

Russia: Igor Sechin in WSJ

Streetwise Professor and Robert Amsterdam's Blog comment on a WSJ piece based on an interview with Russia's deputy prime minister Igor Sechin.

Russia: The Durnovo Memorandum

A Fistful of Euros writes about a document known as the Durnovo Memorandum: “What’s striking about the memo is how, six months before World War One started, [Pyotr Durnovo] absolutely...

Ukraine: Relations With Russia and Romania

Steve Bandera of Kyiv Scoop writes: “While Russian strategists declare Ukraine “a failed state” on the verge of losing its sovereignty, some Romanian officials and media are suggesting that only...

Estonia: Lennart and Arnold Meri

Itching for Eestimaa writes: “One Meri cousin, Lennart, just had an airport named after him to coincide with the annual foreign policy conference that bears his name. […] The other...

Poland: “Krakow's Lost River”

Polandian writes about “Krakow's lost river.”

Hungary: Ferenc Gyurcsány, Part I

“The rise and fall of Ferenc Gyurcsány, Part I” – at Hungarian Spectrum.

Russia: The Oligarchs’ “Debt-Go-Round”

Copydude writes that Russia's “debt-go-round has become so huge and interwoven that it seems to be taking all the oligarchs down together”: “For the most part though, it’s looking like...

Hungary: Avoiding an Early Election?

Hungary Economy Watch writes that “Gyurcsány plans to use the constructive vote of no-confidence to install another Socialist-led cabinet, and his government […] appears to have resorted to this unusual...

Albania: Snow

A Nevada Yankee in King Zog's Court writes about Albania's high mountain villages isolated by snow.

Germany: Berlin Wall Murals Destroyed

IZO writes about “an act of extraordinary cultural vandalism”: “a section of the Berlin Wall that had been preserved with its post-fall graffiti, including the iconic painting by Dmitri Vrubel...

Ukraine: History of Carpatho-Ukraine

History of the short-lived Carpatho-Ukraine – at Ukrainian Policy Daily.

Russia, Italy: Putin's Namesake Arrested For Shoplifting

Vilhelm Konnander writes about a namesake of Vladimir Putin who was arrested for shoplifting in Italy.

U.S., Russia: “Peregruzka Meets Perestroika”

In a post titled “Peregruzka Meets Perestroika,” Eternal Remont writes about Barack Obama's unscheduled meeting with Mikhail Gorbachev.

Ukraine: Chernobyl Photos

Photos from a 2008 trip to Chernobyl – at GRcade.

UAE: Russian Photoblogs From Burj al-Arab

LJ user sergeydolya posts pictures and shares impressions (RUS) of his stay at Dubai's Burj al-Arab, one of the world's most expensive hotels.

Russia: “Cut-and-Paste” Journalism

Eagle and the Bear writes about “cut-and-paste” TV journalism in Russia: “Over the course of dinner tonight, no less than two stories on the Vesti television news came directly from...

Poland: Justice System

Eternal Remont writes that, according to a study, “only 37 percent of Poles rate their justice system positively.”

The Baltics: Deportations of 1941 and 1949

Eric Dickens guest-blogs at A Step At A Time about the Baltic deportations of 1941 and 1949.

Latvia: Data Inspectorate vs Penguin Movement

Free Speech Emergency in Latvia reports that “the Latvian Data State Inspectorate has summoned the administrator of the website of the so-called Penguin Movement to explain what it claims were...

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