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Veronica Khokhlova · March, 2010

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 March, 2010

Ukraine: Fire Destroys 20% of Hosting.ua Servers

Some 20% of the servers at Odessa-based Hosting.ua data center – one of the biggest in Ukraine – are reported to have been destroyed in a fire on March 27....

Russia: Degrees and Dimensions of “Scandalous”

Sean Guillory of Sean's Russia Blog comments on the recent bribes/coke/girls video scandal: “Also, catching them bribing cops is hardly scandalous. If they offered the cops bribes and the cops...

Russia: Two Video Scandals

In Russia this week it has been hard to miss the two scandals that, at first, appear to have only one thing in common: both are centered around amateur videos...

Russia: “Drugs and Hookers Scandal”

At The Daily Beast, author Michael Idov chronicles “Russia's amazing drugs and hookers scandal,” which involves opposition activist Ilya Yashin, political analyst Dmitry Oreshkin, and the Russian Newsweek‘s editor-in-chief Mikhail...

Ukraine: Tons of Fish Die; Fishing Enthusiasts Start Grassroots Campaign

Hundreds of tons of fish were trapped and crushed to death by the ice, after Ukrainian authorities abruptly lowered the level of water in the Kyiv Reservoir. A group of...

Moldova: Homemade Wine Diary

An expat's homemade wine production diary from Moldova – at Moldovarious.com.

Serbia: Diaspora Serb's Musings on “Serbs, Media, Justice and Me!”

A Diaspora Serb's views on collective blame, collective guilt and other relevant issues – at Balkan Anarchist.

U.S.: Belarusian Diaspora and the 2010 Census

Belarus Digest reports that “the Belarusan-American Association starts a new campaign with compelling slogan ‘Are you proud you’re Belarusian? Identify yourself on the 2010 census form!'”

Russia: Filipina Babysitter and Moscow Police

English Man in Moscow recounts his family's Filipina babysitter's ordeal with the Russian police.

Russia: “Battle for Khimki Forest”

A detailed account of the ongoing “battle for Khimki Forest” – by Yevgeniya Chirikova at OpenDemocracy.net: “The plan to construct a section of the new Moscow-St.Petersburg motorway through the legally-protected...

Ukraine: Crimean Tatar Leader Addresses European Parliament

Links related to the March 17 European Parliament hearing with Mustafa Dzhemilev, former Soviet dissident and Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People: Dzhemilev's speech (.pdf file); an...

Russia: Andrei Loshak's Text on Corruption

Andrei Loshak's much-discussed text about corruption and “the normal functioning of an irrational system” in Russia has been translated into English by OpenDemocracy.net (the Russian-language original is at OpenSpace.ru).

Bosnia: Gay Dutch Soldiers

Kirk Johnson of Americans For Bosnia reacts to retired NATO commander John Sheehan's homophobic comment on the Dutch troops’ performance in Bosnia in 1995: “Regarding the Srebrenica Genocide; there are...

Belarus: Blogger Attempts to Run Internet Election Campaign

Information Policy writes about a Belarusian blogger's failed attempt to run for Minsk city council, the use of internet in his campaign – and the new internet regulations that might...

Russia: Bread

Photos of “how Russian bread is being baked” – at English Russia.

UK: Foreign Office on Ukraine and Belarus

Leigh Turner, UK Ambassador to Ukraine, writes about London's “intense interest in what's going on in Ukraine.” Belarus Digest reports that UK Foreign Secretary David Miliband (whose blog is here)...

Ukraine: Fundraising Effort to Help Street Children

Scenes from the Sidewalk announces – here and here – a fundraising effort for CrossRoads Foundation: “If you want to be a part of a group of people who are...

Ukraine: Book-Burning and Book-Recycling Rallies

Steve Bandera of Kyiv Scoop writes about a book-burning rally in Crimea – and a book-recycling rally in Lviv. The latter was in protest to the appointment of Ukraine's new...

Russia: DHL Suspends Shipping

RUSSIA! Magazine's blog reports that DHL has suspended shipping to Russia.

Georgia, Russia: Commentary on Imedi's Fake Broadcast

Giorgi Kvelashvili of Jamestown Foundation Blog and Vadim Nikitin of Foreign Policy Association's Russia blog comment on the mock news broadcast on the Russian invasion of Georgia, aired on Imedi...

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