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Veronica Khokhlova · June, 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 June, 2009

The Balkans: Agim Ceku

A Fistful of Euros writes about Agim Ceku and his arrest and release in Bulgaria last week.

Russia: “Ingushetia, boom”

A Fistful of Euros writes about the assassination attempt on Yunus-Bek Yevkurov and the situation in Ingushetia and other North Caucasus regions.

Ukraine: A Tribute to Michael Jackson

Taras of Ukrainiana posts a tribute to Michael Jackson.

Russia: Report on Internet Use

Window on Eurasia sums up “a 144-page report [on Internet use in Russia,] released this week […] by the Public Opinion Foundation on the basis of interviews with 34,000 people...

Russia: Buckwheat

Russian Blog posts an ode to buckwheat.

Russia: Letter to Khodorkovsky

Jeremy Putley posts an open letter to Mikhail Khodorkovsky (who turned 46 on June 26) at A Step At A Time.

Russia, Nigeria: Nigaz

Eternal Remont writes that “Gazprom has created a joint venture with Nigeria's state-owned NNPC gas company” and that the new company's name is Nigaz. License Plate Poetry has a poem...

Bosnia & Herzegovina: Croats

Croatian Crescent writes about Bosnain Croats.

FSU: Soviet Toys

Photos of Soviet children's toys – at LJ user varjag_2007‘s blog (RUS).

Ukraine: “Lady Ethnographer”

Maria Sonevytsky of My Simferopol Home writes on being a “lady ethnographer” in Ukraine and on xenophobia in Crimea: “Ukraine today is caught between two warring accounts of history, as...

Ukraine: MP Viktor Lozynsky's Case

Ukrainiana writes about Viktor Lozynsky, a Ukrainian MP who has recently been involved in the brutal shooting of a 53-year-old unemployed man.

Ukraine: “Where Life Lives You”

An expat's musings on life in Ukraine – at Greetings from Kyiv.

Czech Republic: No Olympics in Prague

Due to the economic crisis, Prague has abandoned plans to host the 2016 Olympics, CzechFolks.com reports.

Bosnia & Herzegovina: “Moving Buildings”

In one Bosnian town, a mosque was destroyed during the war in 1992, and a church was later built on the spot where the mosque used to be; soon, however,...

Russia: Kamchatka Volcanoes Online

Profy reports that soon it will be possible to follow Kamchatka volcanoes’ eruptions online.

Ukraine: Iranian Students Protest in Kyiv

Greetings from Kyiv links to Kyiv Post's photos of a protest by Iranian students in Kyiv.

Russia: Views on Events in Iran

“As hundreds of thousands protesters fill the streets of Tehran and other provincial centers, one can’t help think that we’ve seen this all before,” writes Sean Guillory of Sean's Russia...

Russia: “Summer in Saratov”

OpenDemocracy.net posts Olga Bakutkina's text on the economic problems in Saratov.

Albania: Female Solo Singers

A post on “some of the most important Albanian female solo singer artists of the last century” – at The Balkan Crew.

Ukraine: Blogging Priest Scandal

Profy writes about a scandal involving a Ukraine-based Russian Orthodox priest – LJ user abbatus-mozdok – whose blogging manners were deemed inappropriate by the church officials.

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