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Veronica Khokhlova · July, 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 July, 2009

Russia: Riot Police Break Up Opposition Rally

Some 100 protesters gathered for an unsanctioned opposition rally in central Moscow on Friday. At 6 PM, hundreds of riot police broke up the rally, detaining 47 people, some of...

Russia: Vasily Krima, aka the “Volgograd Obama”

Sean's Russia Blog writes about Vasily Krima, “the first Afro-Russian to run for public office” – here and here.

Moldova: Election Updates

Notes on Moldova's repeat election – at Scraps of Moscow, Eternal Remont and Robert Amsterdam's Blog.

Russia: Putin on Solzhenitsyn

Eternal Remont writes about PM Vladimir Putin's recent interaction with Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's widow.

The Balkans: Mladic Update

Foreign Policy Association's War Crimes blog posts an update on Ratko Mladic.

Russia: Unsold iPhones

Profy writes about the situation with iPhone sales in Russia.

Ukraine: Q&A with Hryhoriy Nemyrya

EurActiv.com visits Kyiv and talks to Hryhoriy Nemyrya, Ukraine’s vice PM, in charge of relations with Europe: questions are here, Nemyrya's responses – here, a shorter summary – here.

Russia: Activists Appeal To Iranian Opposition

On July 26, LJ user dobrokhotov wrote (RUS) about a rally in front of the Iranian embassy in Moscow, organized by the Russian democratic youth movement “We” in support of...

Moldova: Repeat Elections

Updates and resources on the repeat election in Moldova – at Scraps of Moscow, here and here.

Russia: Oleg Yankovsky

Mumin Shakirov of OpenDemocracy.net writes about actor Oleg Yankovsky, who died of cancer in Moscow earlier this year.

Czech Republic, Russia: “Putin Goes To Pikalyovo”

CzechFolks.com and Scraps of Moscow write about a Russian YouTube rendition of a 1970s Czech song, which mocks PM Vladimir Putin.

Russia: “Russian Software” Project

Profy writes about the Russian Software project, whose “idea is to provide high-quality alternatives to proprietary international software titles and to make sure that these alternatives will also be much...

The Balkans: More on EU Visa Rules

More on the new EU visa rules for the Balkans – at A Fistful of Euros.

The Balkans: Language Issue

Gray Falcon writes about the language issue in the former Yugoslavia – here and here.

Europe: “When East Becomes West”

Raf Uzar is wondering whether “the definition of Western Europe [is] the same now as it was in 1945.”

Poland: Forests

Polandian writes about Poland's forests.

Czech Republic: New Mosque in Brno?

The Czech Daily Word reports that “Christian Democrats oppose plans to build a new mosque in Brno.”

Europe: “EU Terminology for Dummies”

“EU Terminology for Dummies” – at Kosmopolito.

The Balkans: EU Visa-Free Travel Controversy

AriRusila of Blogactiv.eu‘s BalkanPerspective writes that the EU's intention to introduce visa-free travel for some Balkan entities but not others is dividing the region.

Russia: Mourning Natalya Estemirova

A Step At A Time translates LJ user kutuzov‘s comment “on the political background to Natalya Estemirova’s murder” and links to Prague Watchdog's photo report on “the vigil-cum-rally that was...

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