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Veronica Khokhlova · August, 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 August, 2009

Russia: Photos and Drawings of Opposition Rally

Photos from the Aug. 31 opposition rally in Moscow – by LJ user mnog (RUS); drawings and an observation – by LJ user pshevelev (RUS): “A few people are chanting...

Georgia: Bicycle Trip from Poti to Batumi

LJ user jhwe posts over 130 photos (RUS) taken during an 85-kilometer bicycle journey from Poti to Batumi, Georgia.

Hungary: St. Stephen

Hungarian Spectrum writes: “Because there are so many references to St. Stephen nowadays in Hungary I thought I ought to write a post on what ‘Hungary’ looked liked in his...

Russia: Satellite Pics of Traffic Jam Caused by Officials

LJ user travel_hunter (RUS) re-posts images of Yandex.ru maps showing an impressive amount of cars forced to wait until some high-ranking Russian officials pass an intersection in Moscow. LJ user...

Russia: Two Photos of Sayano-Shushenskaya Dam

LJ user drugoi visits Sayano-Shushenskaya hydroelectric dam, posts two photos and writes (RUS) about the colossal damage done to the facility on Aug. 17: “It seems that it's easier to...

Albania: Honey

Stepping Stones describes an accidental stopover at a honey-processing place located on a beautiful lake in southern Albania.

Russia: Nikita Mikhalkov's '12’

Poemless writes about Nikita Mikhalkov's 12, a Russian re-make of Twelve Angry Men.

Russia: Stalin at Renovated Kurskaya

LJ user russos posts photos (RUS) of the newly renovated Kurskaya-Koltsevaya metro station in Moscow, which now sports this line from the 1944 version of the Soviet anthem: “Stalin brought...

Russia: August 1991 – 18 Years On

Scraps of Moscow writes about the August 1991 coup and how it is remembered 18 years later.

Poland: Microsoft's Photoshopped Ad

Eternal Remont writes about Microsoft's photoshopped Polish ad, in which a black man's head of the original ad was replaced with a white man's head.

Slovakia, Hungary: More on the Tensions

Michal Hudec of Blogactiv.eu writes about the Slovak-Hungarian tensions.

Hungary: Update on Hungarian Guard

Hungarian Spectrum posts an update on the Hungarian Guard (more on it, in an earlier GV post by Marietta Le).

Poland: More on “Lemko Land”

Raf Uzar travels “down south to deepest, darkest Lemko Land.”

Ukraine, Russia: Reaction to Medvedev's Statement

Foreign Notes translates one Ukrainian editor's take on president Medvedev's Ukraine address.

Ukraine: Independence Day Parade

Ukrainiana posts photos and video of the Independence Day parade in Kyiv.

Russia: Flag Day Rally

LJ users daria_mas and alter-gregor post photos (RUS) from the opposition rally that took place in Moscow on Russia's Flag Day and ended with riot police detaining some of the...

Russia: Anna Akhmatova

St. Petersblurb writes about Anna Akhmatova and the Fountain House.

Russia: Flags With Crosses

Eternal Remont is hoping that “the Moscow Times was recently bought out by The Onion” – and here's why: “According to the Moscow Times, the Russian Justice Ministry recently published...

Hungary, Slovakia: Newest Tensions

Hungarian Spectrum (here and here) and The Reference Frame report and comment on the Slovak-Hungarian tensions.

Russia: The Siege of Leningrad Museums

The Copydude has moved to St. Petersburg and launched a new blog: St. Petersblurb. The latest post there is about the Siege of Leningrad and today's monuments and museums commemorating...

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