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Veronica Khokhlova · October, 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 October, 2010


Czechmatediary, 20 east, Robert Amsterdam, and The Russia Monitor – on IKEA.

FSU: ‘The Road’ by Vasily Grossman

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

Ukraine, Serbia: Food, Libraries, Dwellings

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...

Slovenia: Dr. Peter Bossman, First Black Mayor

Adventures in Wheelville is “celebrating” the election of Slovenia's “first black mayor” – Dr. Peter Bossman.

Poland: Krakow

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...

The Balkans: Angelina Jolie's Bosnian War Movie

Greater Surbiton writes about “Angelina Jolie's Bosnian imbroglio”; Belgraded reviews “anti-Serb” movies.

Russia: More on the Kremlin Worm

More on the Kremlin worm – at Dmitry Sidorov's The Putin State Chronicles. (Yelena Osipova's GV text on the worm scandal is here.)

Russia: Report on Geography of Russian Internet

Russian Sphinx highlights a report issues by the Public Opinion Foundation (FOM) on the geography of the Russian internet.

Russia: Photos of Kurdish Refugees and Homeless People

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...

Russia: “Scary Fairy Tales”

War and Peace comments on Ludmilla Petrushevskaya's Scary Fairy Tales story collection.

Ukraine, USA: Kuchma and Clinton

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: Yanukovych on Roads and Taxes

Ukraine's president Victor Yanukovych on roads for ordinary citizens and tax cuts for small businesses – at Ukrainiana.

Bosnia & Herzegovina: “Future Post-History”

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...

Ukraine: Stance on the Customs Union

The Pipeline reports on Ukraine's stance on membership in the Customs Union.

Russia: Attack on the Chechen Parliament

In Moscow's Shadows writes about the Oct. 19 suicide attack on the Chechen parliament building in Grozny.

Slovenia: Elections in Ljubljana and Piran

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...

Czech Republic: Local Elections

An update on the Czech local elections – at Dr. Sean's Diary.

Latvia: More on the Election Results

A note on the results of the Oct. 2 elections in Latvia – at Baltic.

Russia: “Siberian Nationalism”

Window on Eurasia writes about “Siberian nationalism” – here and here.

Russia: “The Aftermath” of Luzhkov's Dismissal

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.

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