Latest posts by Veronica Khokhlova from October, 2010
Czechmatediary, 20 east, Robert Amsterdam, and The Russia Monitor – on IKEA.
Robert & Elizabeth Chandler’s translation of The Road, a short story by Vasily Grossman, and Robert Chandler's article about Grossman's stories and his friendship with Andrey Platonov – at OpenDemocracy.net.
A Crimean Tatar wedding feast and fall's bounty at a Kyiv farmers’ market – at The Pickle Project; an initiative to help a library in the Ukrainian town of Konotop – at Jud Dolphin Adventure; the Modern Village exhibit at the Pyrohiv Museum of Folk Architecture and Life just outside...
Adventures in Wheelville is “celebrating” the election of Slovenia's “first black mayor” – Dr. Peter Bossman.
Polandian follows the construction of Krakow's new pedestrian bridge and reports on the process in this photo post. Greetings from Kyiv visits Krakow, finds the city “gorgeous” and posts some pictures – here and here.
Greater Surbiton writes about “Angelina Jolie's Bosnian imbroglio”; Belgraded reviews “anti-Serb” movies.
More on the Kremlin worm – at Dmitry Sidorov's The Putin State Chronicles. (Yelena Osipova's GV text on the worm scandal is here.)
Russian Sphinx highlights a report issues by the Public Opinion Foundation (FOM) on the geography of the Russian internet.
At PhotoPolygon, photos of ethnic Kurdish refugees from Uzbekistan living in the woods outside Novosibirsk (by user Bender13, via English Russia), and of the homeless people in Blagoveshchensk (by user anikina).
War and Peace comments on Ludmilla Petrushevskaya's Scary Fairy Tales story collection.
Ukrainiana writes about the current political situation in Ukraine, the Gongadze case, and ex-president Kuchma's special relationship with ex-president Clinton – here and here.
Ukraine's president Victor Yanukovych on roads for ordinary citizens and tax cuts for small businesses – at Ukrainiana.
CAFÉ TURCO writes about Braco Dimitrijević's exhibition (‘Future post-History’), currently on display in the building of Sarajevo's National Library, which “was severely damaged in August 1992, when the Serb forces shelled it with incendiary bombs […]”: “More than 2 million books and documents were lost forever but the building now...
The Pipeline reports on Ukraine's stance on membership in the Customs Union.
In Moscow's Shadows writes about the Oct. 19 suicide attack on the Chechen parliament building in Grozny.
Sleeping With Pengovsky reviews the results of the election in Ljubljana – here and here; Adventures in Wheelville writes about a Ghanaian doctor and politician Peter Bossman, who is running for mayor of the town of Piran.
An update on the Czech local elections – at Dr. Sean's Diary.
A note on the results of the Oct. 2 elections in Latvia – at Baltic.
Window on Eurasia writes about “Siberian nationalism” – here and here.
RFE/RL's The Power Vertical and PBN's The Pipeline write about “the aftermath” of Yuri Luzhkov's dismissal from the post of Moscow mayor.
More on Arnold Schwarzenegger's recent visit to Moscow – at The Putin State Chronicles, The Russia Monitor, Robert Amsterdam's blog, and Russia! (here, here, and here).