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Veronica Khokhlova · December, 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 December, 2009

Russia, U.S.: Billy Joel in 1987

Siberian Light writes about Billy Joel, “who stumped up $2.5 million of his own cash, and became the first American rock star to tour the Soviet Union with a fully...

The Balkans: Sarajevo-Belgrade Train

Balkanology Blog reports on the recent launch of a direct Sarajevo-Belgrade train, the first one “in almost two decades.” CAFÉ TURCO recalls Serbia's recent history in a post titled “Serbia...

Hungary: Faluház/”Village House” in Budapest

BudapestZin writes about the renovation of Faluház/”Village House,” Budapest's largest apartment building: “In 844 apartments, more than 3000 people live in this building. That is approximately the population of an...

Russia: Stroganina in Yakutia

AskYakutia.com writes about stroganina, “the first traditional dish that will be offered you to try in Yakutia in winter.”

Lithuania: Buying Lithuanian (in Poland)

With a Grain of Druska reports on the Delphi portal users’ “quotation of the year” choice: “I follow the slogan ‘buy Lithuanian products’, but I buy them in Poland. There...

Ukraine: Election and Freedom of Speech

Foreign Notes writes about the upcoming presidential election in Ukraine and the impact that its outcome may have on the freedom of speech: “It must be dispiriting for journalists to...

Russia: Kaliningrad's “Contraband Industry”

St Petersblurb writes about Kaliningrad authorities’ failure to deal with the region's flourishing “contraband industry.”

Poland, China: Lack of Response to Akmal Shaikh's Case

Polandian writes about Poland's lack of response to the execution of Akmal Shaikh in China: “[…] Akmal spent quite some time in Poland, was married to a Pole and is...

Belarus: New Internet Censorship Regulations Planned

Belarus Digest writes about the alleged plans of the government to introduce “additional measures to regulate Internet in Belarus.”

Russia: “Criminalisation of Tourists”

St Petersblurb describes a recent misadventure at the Russian-Polish border and explains that “the criminalisation of tourists is just another huge nail in the coffin of Russia’s tourist industry.”

Ukraine: The Pickle Project

The Uncataloged Museum introduces The Pickle Project, “an ongoing effort to document and share traditional foodways in rural communities in Ukraine as a way of understanding issues of sustainability, change...

Serbia: EU Membership Application

Eternal Remont draws attention to some dubious math in Serbia's president's EU membership application speech.

Moldova: Public Menorah Crushed in Chisinau

Eternal Remont writes about the destruction of a public menorah in the capital of Moldova and cites a response issued by the Russian Orthodox Church: “We believe that this unpleasant...

Russia: Irresponsible Extreme Travel in Yakutia

AskYakutia.com writes about irresponsible extreme travelers who end up having to be rescued.

Belarus: Santa & Snow Maidens Protest in Minsk

Belarus Digest reports on a protest rally against “restrictions on the public activities of unregistered organizations” that was held in Minsk on Dec. 22 by “one Santa, 14 Snow Maidens,...

Poland: Language and Identity Abroad

Raf Uzar writes about the Polish language and identity abroad – here and here.

Hungary: Dunakeszi Marsh Rally; Slam Poetry

Belatedly, links to Marietta Le's posts on a recent environmental rally against construction that would destroy the Dunakeszi marsh, and on the Hungarian slam poetry.

Romania: Hungarian Minority Politics

Hungarian Spectrum writes about the Hungarian minority politics of the recent presidential election in Romania.

Czech Republic: Christmas Carols

Czechmatediary posts lyrics of selected Czech Christmas carols (CZE).

Belarus, Ukraine: British Literary Translator Vera Rich Dies at 73

Belarus Digest writes about Vera Rich, a British translator of Belarusian and Ukrainian literature, who died on Dec. 20 at the age of 73.

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