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Veronica Khokhlova · April, 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 April, 2009

Russia: Teen Curfew; Police Officer's Shooting Spree

President Dmitry Medvedev approved changes to children's rights law, allowing regional authorities to bar unaccompanied minors under the age of 18 from public places from 10 PM to 6 AM....

“Cashing In On Swine Flu: How Ethical Is That?”

Svetlana Gladkova of Profy shares her “doubts about people shamelessly cashing in on the hysteria surrounding the latest threat to the human race – the swine flu.”

Hungary, Bolivia: Eduardo Rózsa-Flores

Hungarian Spectrum writes about Eduardo Rózsa-Flores and the alleged plot to kill Bolivia's president – here, here, and here. (An earlier GV post on Rózsa-Flores, by Eduardo Avila, is here.)

Central & Eastern Europe: Racism Roundup

The beatroot writes about Poland's boycott of the UN conference on fighting racism; Hungarian Spectrum writes about the Hungarian Guard and Holocaust denial; coverage of Slovenia's neo-Nazis – here and...

Ukraine, Russia: Tymoshenko-Pugacheva Duet

Ukrainiana writes about a Yulia Tymoshenko-Alla Pugacheva duet.

Serbia: Belgrade Museum of Aviation

Bill's Blog writes about a visit to the Belgrade Museum of Aviation.

Russia: Sochi Election

Sean's Russia Blog writes about the results of the Sochi mayoral election.

Hungary: Critical Mass 2009

Budapest Guide posts pictures from this year's Critical Mass rally.

Hungary: NY Times’ Coverage

Pestiside.hu writes about the New York Times’ coverage of Hungary.

Hungary: Péter Esterházy

Hungarian Spectrum writes about Péter Esterházy, a Hungarian writer.

Czech Republic: Blog Roundup

A Czech roundup: Czechmatediary – on the new translation of the Bible into contemporary Czech and on Albert Einstein's Prague connection; CzechFolks.com – on xenophobia, job market, and the Brno...

Ukraine: Art Exhibits; Kyiv Pics

IZO writes about some of Kyiv's current art exhibitions, and posts a few random pictures from the streets of the Ukrainian capital: “The place is rich in facture, people don't...

Russia, Ukraine: Swine Flu Prevention

Short updates on anti-swine flu measures taken in Russia and Ukraine – at IZO: here, here, here, here, here, and here.

Ukraine: The Ruins and the Greed

LJ user sabeloff posts pictures of the ruined remains of a seaside young pioneer camp in Odesa and shares the recent history of the place - which, unfortunately, is a...

Russia: Sochi Mayoral Election

James writes this about the mayoral election in Sochi at Robert Amsterdam's blog: “It can be tough work to continue coming up with new ways to fake the democratic process...

Russia: A Chechen Folk Tale

Just A Mon translates a Chechen folk tale about Beksolta who could catch three lions in one swoop and posts it at Sundry Translations and Other Tangentialia.

Ukraine: Saturday Cleanup in Kyiv

Ukrainiana posts photos and video from this past Saturday's cleanup in Kyiv, and writes: “IMHO, the effort lacked coordination and field resources. There weren’t enough bags for everyone. Some people...

Ukraine: Chernobyl

Ukrainiana‘s Chernobyl anniversary post is here: “We remember.”

Russia: Baymurat (aka Jimmy) Singing Bollywood Song

Videos of a rendition of a Bollywood song by Baymurat (aka Jimmy) – an ethnic Uzbek from Tajikistan, a gastarbeiter in a town near Moscow, and a YouTube celebrity: one...

Hungary: The Parliament

Hungarian Spectrum writes about history of the Hungarian parliament building – and the politics taking place inside it.

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