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Veronica Khokhlova · August, 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 August, 2010

Russia: The Mirny Diamond Mine

Siberian Light writes about the Mirny Mine, “the largest open pit diamond mine in the world, and […] the second largest excavated hole in the world.”

Russia: Mari Paganism and Charges of “Extremism”

OpenDemocracy.net reports: “In their remote forest republic 400 miles east of the Moscow, the pagan Mari people are once again being harassed by the authorities. […] Ethnically kin to the...

Russia: Interview With RT's Peter Lavelle

An interview with RT's Peter Lavelle – at Sublime Oblivion.

Ukraine: Museum of Strategic Rocket Troops

Leigh Turner, the British Ambassador to Ukraine, writes about the Museum of the Strategic Rocket Troops, located some 300 km from Kyiv.

Russia: “Jailbird Moms”

A Good Treaty writes about two Russian “jailbird moms” – Anna Shavenkova and Yulia Kruglova: “Two court cases in recent weeks have given Russia’s bruised citizenry a few additional reminders...

Russia: Lake Baikal and James Cameron

Vadim Nikitin of FPA's Russia blog believes that Lake Baikal would be a “good fit” for James Cameron's “passionate environmental activism.”

Ukraine: Anthem in 14 Languages

Ukraine's national anthem performed in 14 languages (Ukrainian, Greek, Tatar, Gagauz, Polish, Romanian, Georgian, Yiddish, Romani, Russian, Hungarian, Belarusian, Armenian, Azerbaijani) – at Ukrainiana.

Russia: Khimki Forest and Bono's “Intervention”

Natalia Antonova comments on Bono's role in the resolution of the Khimki forest situation during his visit to Moscow earlier this week: “There was an “intervention” on behalf of Bono...

Moldova: Mock Independence Day Greetings

A compilation of mock Independence Day greetings to Moldova's interim president, reflecting the current geopolitical situation – at Morning in Moldova.

Russia: Blog Roundup at SiberianLight

Russia Blog Roundup has become a regular feature at Siberian Light again; Aug. 27 installment is here.

Russia: Noize MC's New Song

RFE/RL's The Power Vertical writes about rapper Noize MC's new song: “After spending 10 days in jail for performing a song mocking police at a music festival in Volgograd, the...

Russia: “Where's Your Rabbi?”

Oleg Klimov posts two photos from Birobidzhan in Russia's Jewish Autonomous Region – and shares this short conversation (RUS) with a guard at the local synagogue: “‘Where's your rabbi?’ –...

Northern Cyprus: Rihanna's Concert

Greater Surbiton writes about the controversy surrounding Rihanna's upcoming concert in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.

Hungary: More on Béla Biszku's Case

Hungarian Spectrum writes about Béla Biszku's case (also covered by GV's Marietta Le here and here).

Hungary: St. Stephen

Hungarian Spectrum writes about the history of the cult of St. Stephen, the first king of the Hungarians, who was canonized on Aug. 20, 1083.

Hungary: Foreign Media on Orbán's Government

Hungarian Spectrum reviews foreign media coverage of Viktor Orbán's government – here, here, and here.

Russia: Porsche Cayenne and Firefighting

The Moscow Diaries re-posts LJ user fichetto‘s photos (RUS) of a 2007 Porsche Cayenne of Yevgeny Chernyshev, head of Moscow's firefighting service – “retrofitted to…fight fires?”

Russia: Soviet History and Tetris

Siberian Light shares “A Complete History of the Soviet Union, Arranged to the Melody of Tetris” video, found via Global Dashboard.

Poland: Open-Air Market in Krakow

A walk through Krakow's Hala Targowa market – at Polandian.

Ukraine: Blueberries and Early Harvest

Blueberries and this year's early harvesting in the Ukrainian countryside – at The Pickle Project.

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