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Veronica Khokhlova · September, 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 September, 2010

Hungary: AGRI Pipeline Project

The Hungarian Spectrum writes – here and here – about the Azerbaijan-Georgia-Romania Interconnector (AGRI) natural gas pipeline project and Hungary's possible involvement in it.

Belarus: Opposition and the Presidential Election

Andrei Khrapavitski posts a note on the Belarusian opposition and the upcoming presidential election.

Europe: “Mapping Stereotypes”

Via Dr Sean's Diary, “a series of maps of Europe mapping the (supposed) prejudices of various nations […] and, for some reason, also of gay men” by “Bulgarian visual artist,...

UK: Interview With Donald Newholm On ‘History of USSR’ Tetris Song

A Good Treaty interviews Donald Newholm of Pig With The Face Of A Boy about the band's popular song, “A Complete History of the Soviet Union As Told By A...

Russia, Czech Republic: “The Velvet Surrender”

Robert Amsterdam's blog links to an investigative report by Gregory Feifer and Brian Whitmore, published in the New Republic (full text available to subscribers only, however), which examines “Russia's ambitious...

Russia, Israel, Syria: Missile Agreement

FP's Passport writes about the 2007 Russian-Syrian missile agreement and the Israeli efforts “to dissuade the Russians on fulfilling their contract.”

Russia: Pavlovsk During WWII

More on the history of the Pavlovsk Experiment Station – at Vaviblog.

Russia: Irkutsk-Moscow Train Travel Notes

Derek of The Kalpak travels for four and a half days on a Russian train – and arrives in Moscow.

Moldova: Gagauz Yeri Photos

Photos from Gagauz Yeri – the Autonomous Territorial Unit of Gagauzia – at Moldovarious.com.

Hungary: “Roma Reports”

“Roma reports” at Pestiside.hu: a video about a “Roma fashion show” recently held in Budapest; and a Romanian Roma music video that “seems to have… borrowed quite a bit” from...

Slovenia: Ljubljana City Council Election

Sleeping With Pengovsky writes about the upcoming election to the Ljubljana city council (an earlier post on the mayoral race is here).

Russia: Moscow Mayor Luzhkov Fired

Notes on the sacking of Moscow mayor Yuri Luzhkov: before (The Moscow Diaries and FP's Passport) and after (A Good Treaty, The Russia Monitor, Robert Amsterdam, Russia! and Windows to...

Slovenia: Elections Overview, Part 1 – “The Mayor”

Sleeping With Pengovsky posts Part 1 of the election overview, explaining in detail the upcoming vote for mayors of 208 municipalities, including the city of Ljubljana.

Ukraine: Calls to Dismiss Deputy Defense Minister

Foreign Notes writes about a scandal involving Ukraine's deputy minister of defense, Oleksandr Cherpitsky, who is reported to have had a criminal past.

Russia: Lost and Found in Translation

Poemless posts a follow-up to her earlier entry about the contemporary Russian literature available in English.

Russia: “The Putin State Chronicles”

Streetwise Professor recommends Dmitry Sidorov's new blog at Forbes – The Putin State Chronicles – which provides “some great examples of the natural/mafia state in action.”

Czech Republic: Protest Against Wage Cuts

Dr Sean's Diary writes about a trade union-organized protest against wage and budget cuts in the public sector, which took place in Prague last week.

Russia: Gay Activists Protest on Luzhkov's Birthday

The Moscow Diaries writes about last week's gay rights activists’ protest against Moscow mayor Yuri Luzhkov: “It was sad to see, this protest. The protesters were so few that they...

Russia: Search for Liza Fomkina and Her Aunt

On her blog and in a Moscow News column, Natalia Antonova writes about the search for Liza Fomkina and her aunt, who went missing in a town near Moscow on...

Russia: Shnurov's “Khimki Forest” Song

A Good Treaty writes about and translates Sergei Shnurov's “Khimki Forest” song, “an obvious satire of liberal-leaning musicians prone to activist art.”

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