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Veronica Khokhlova · November, 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 November, 2010

Central & Eastern Europe: Initial Reactions to WikiLeaks’ Cablegate

While other regions feature a lot more prominently in the collection of U.S. embassy cables published by WikiLeaks thus far, a few countries of the CEE region do appear in...

Ukraine: Entrepreneurs Renew Mass Protests

@Matteush reads tweets marked with the #kat_ua hashtag, concludes (UKR) that “the whole country has risen to protest bandit tax code”: rallies and strikes by entrepreneurs are taking place in...

Ukraine: “Revolution 2.0″

Andriy Kachor (@Ka4or) reports (UKR; #kat_ua) that Khreshchatyk, Kyiv's central street, has been “blocked” by the protesters and that “the number of cops is growing proportionally to the number of...

Ukraine: Protests Against New Tax Code in Kyiv

Thousands of representatives of the Ukrainian small and medium business community are protesting against the new tax code in Kyiv. Live Ustream broadcast is here (over 5,000 viewers); Twitter tag...

Ukraine: Press Freedom and Civil Society

At, Iryna Kolodiychyk writes about the “encroachment on media transparency and press freedom” in Ukraine, while Olena Tregub and Oksana Shulyar analyze some of the recent civic activism initiatives...

Russia: Putin and “The Brezhnev Factor”

Poemless does a new “VovaMania!” post on PM Vladimir Putin, while The Power Vertical highlights Sergey Shelin's article on that compares Putin to Leonid Brezhnev.

Russia: More on Nashi's Goebbels Plagiarism

Sean Guillory of Sean's Russia Blog has a message to the pro-Kremlin youth movement Nashi (aka Putinjugend): “Plagiarizing Joseph Goebbels is unacceptable.”

Russia: Siberian Light's Weekly Blog Roundup

Weekly Russia Blog Roundup at Siberian Light covers the week of Nov. 13.

Russia: One-Year Anniversary of Magnitsky's Death

On the one-year anniversary of lawyer Sergei Magnitsky's death, Robert Amsterdam writes: “No one has ever been held accountable for Magnitsky's death: no charges, no arrests, no trials, and no...

Russia: Notes on the “Spygate” Scandal

Robert Amsterdam, Streetwise Professor, In Moscow's Shadows, and The Power Vertical weigh in on Russia's “spygate” scandal.

Russia: A Selection of Kashin's Blog Posts Translated

More on journalist Oleg Kashin's case from the Anglophone Russia blogosphere: on, Mumin Shakirov translates and analyzes a selection of Kashin's blog posts; Sean's Russia Blog writes that Kashin...

Russia: Cartoons and Public Diplomacy

Global Chaos writes about the potential impact that the Soviet and Russian cartoons in public diplomacy: “They can even help overcome long-held preconceptions and stereotypes about the other, thus creating...

Serbia: Time of the Gypsies, a “Punk Opera”

Emir Kusturica’s “Time of the Gypsies” – now, a “punk opera” playing in Belgrade (more about it – at Bill's Blog).

Russia: The Kushchevskaya Massacre

Natalia Antonova writes about the Nov. 4 massacre in the village of Kushchevskaya.

Poland: Henryk Gorecki Dies

the POLSKI blog writes about the Polish composer Henryk Mikolaj Gorecki, who died on Nov. 12 at the age of 76.

Poland: Mapping Geo-Tagged Warsaw and Krakow Photos

Polandian writes about “maps of Warsaw and Krakow superimposed with visualizations of where people take photos,” created by Eric Fischer.

Macedonia: Angelina Jolie and Lustration

Razvigor :-) writes mockingly about the connection between the screening of “Salt” and the issue of lustration in Macedonia.

Latvia: The Kristovskis Scandal

All About Latvia covers the xenophobia scandal that involves Latvia's new foreign minister Ģirts Valdis Kristovskis – here, here, and here.

Estonia: Pensioners’ “Relative Wealth”

AnTyx does some “number-crunching” and concludes that “on average, British pensioners are 76% better off than Estonian ones.”

Czech Republic: Russian Presence in Karlovy Vary

The Czech Daily Word writes about Karlovy Vary, a famous Czech resort town popular with tourists from the former Soviet states: “And one can see the Russian presence on almost...

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