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Veronica Khokhlova · June, 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 June, 2010

Russia: Moscow's Female Poplars

Belatedly, a link to Vilhelm Konnander's post about Moscow's female poplars and the trouble they've been causing for half a century.

Russia: Ramzan Kadyrov's Blog and Plagiarism Controversy

Sean's Russia Blog notes that “just when [Ramzan] Kadyrov thought he had a clear path to becoming a star of the blogosphere, his second post, “My city, Grozny” was accused...

Czech Republic: Dr. Milada Horáková's Death 60 Years Ago

The Reference Frame writes about the execution of Dr. Milada Horáková 60 years ago: “Many people were killed by the communists but she has clearly been the brightest woman ever...

Ukraine: Hanna Herman's $60K Wrist Watch

Foreign Notes writes about a $60K wrist watch of the deputy head of Ukraine's Presidential Administration: “$60K is equivalent to 10 to15 years average salary in Ukraine…”

Russia, U.S.: The “Spy Ring” Story

A selection of posts on the “Russian spy ring” story: Julia Ioffe at The Daily Beast; A Good Treaty; Yelena Osipova at Global Chaos; Mark Adomanis at True/Slant; Vadim Nikitin...

Russia, US: “Burger Diplomacy”

Vadim Nikitin wonders if the Medvedev-Obama meeting is a sign that “[…] the Russian President, for so long considered a mere window dressing to Prime Ministerial rule, might stick around...

Hungary: Museum Night in Budapest

The Uncataloged Museum writes about this year's Museum Night in Budapest.

Serbia: Mufti Zukorlic vs Blic

Belgraded writes about the conflict between the mufti of the Serbian Islamic community and the Blic newspaper.

Ukraine: Gorbachev and Chernobyl

Window on Eurasia writes about Mikhail Gorbachev's order to hold the May Day demonstration in Kyiv shorly after the Chernobyl catastrophe.

Ukraine: Kyiv Farmers’ Markets

Photos of berries, fruit and vegetables sold at Kyiv farmers’ markets this summer – at The Pickle Project, here and here.

Hungary: Pál Schmitt, a Presidential Nominee

Hungarian Spectrum writes (here and here) about Pál Schmitt, the current speaker of the National Assembly and a nominee for the Hungarian presidency.

Hungary, Slovakia: “Since the Slovak Elections”

Hungarian Spectrum posts an update on the Hungarian-Slovak relations.

Croatia: 9th Annual GLBT Pride Parade

The Daily Seyahatname/Blogging Balkanistan writes about Zagreb's ninth annual GLBT Pride Parade and notes that “President Ivo Josipovic became the first Croatian president to publicly support” the event.

Turkey: Jazz and the Russian Revolution

The Daily Seyahatname/Blogging Balkanistan writes about “how the Russian Revolution brought jazz to Turkey.”

Russia: Charges Against Alexanyan Dropped

Robert Amsterdam reports that “Russian prosecutors have finally dropped their case against Yukos lawyer Vasily Aleksanyan”: “But I don't really see this as a sign of clemency or change, or...

Poland: “Still Divided”

Raf Uzar summarizes the results of the first round of Poland's presidential election and concludes: “What is really thought-provoking is the fact that after centuries of turmoil and upheaval, Poland...

Russia: President Medvedev is “iPhone Compatible”

Julia Ioffe announces at True/Slant that “Russian president is iPhone compatible.” More on Dmitry Medvedev's visit to California by Julia Ioffe – here, here, and here, and by Jamestown Foundation...

Russia: Cocks and Prayers

Sean Guillory of Sean's Russia Blog writes about a “Prayer for the President” and “a kind of re-embrace of Tsarist symbolism” that seems to be taking place in Russia. Julia...

Russia, Belarus, Moldova: Gas Wars

Updates on the gas dispute between Russia and Belarus – at Leopolis, Jamestown Foundation Blog, and BelarusDigest. A May 28 post on Moldova's relationship with Gazprom – at RFE/RL's Transmission.

Belarus: Photos from Minsk, Gomel, Bobruisk, etc.

A great collection of photos from Belarus – new and old buildings, stencil graffiti, Minsk, Gomel, Bobruisk, etc. – by LJ user darriuss (RUS, BEL).

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