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Veronica Khokhlova · December, 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 December, 2010

Ukraine: Former Interior Minister's Case

Foreign Notes and Ukrainiana write about the case against the former Interior Minister of Ukraine Yuri Lutsenko.

Belarus: More Commentary on Dec. 19

Commentary on the implications of the post-election events in Belarus – at, here and here.

Hungary: “Viktor #Censorbán”

Kosmopolito writes about Hungary's new media law and suggests ways to draw attention to the situation; “transforming” PM Viktor Orbán into Viktor #Censorbán is just one of the strategies –...

Hungary: Relations With China

Hungarian Spectrum writes about Hungary's economic and financial relations with China.

Russia: Politics and Justice

At, Dmitry Travin writes about politics and justice in Russia.

Russia: Media Coverage of Khodorkovsky Verdict

Overview of media reactions to the verdict and sentence in the case of Mikhail Khodorkovsky and Platon Lebedev – by Robert Amsterdam, Global Chaos, and Sublime Oblivion.

Serbia, Albania, Kosovo: More Info on “Yellow House”

Sasa Milosevic has collected some of the available information about the “Yellow House” and human organ trade in Kosovo on his blog, The Bloody Yellow House (ENG).

Belarus: More on the Post-Election Situation

Democratist and Jamestown Foundation Blog discuss the post-election situation in Belarus; Information Policy writes about the hijacking of “independent media sites” during the election.

Russia: Media Coverage of Manezh Riots

A Good Treaty posts a detailed review of the Russian press coverage of the Manezh riots in Moscow.

Hungary: New Media Law and Censorship and Hungarian Spectrum (here and here) discuss Hungary's new media law. According to, “[u]nder this new law, a National Media and Communications Authority (NMHH) will be set up...

Belarus: Presidential Election Day Ends in Protests and Crackdown

December 19, the 2010 presidential election day in Belarus, ended in mass protests, arrests and violent clashes with the riot police in Minsk, the capital of Belarus. Below is a...

Slovenia: Pension Reform

Sleeping With Pengovsky posts an update on the pension reform in Slovenia.

Serbia: No More Military Conscription reports that “from January 1st 2011 there will be no more military conscription for Serbian citizens”: “Reaction of the general public is, as the case often is around here,...

Poland: 29th Anniversary of the 1981 Martial Law

On the 29th anniversary of introducing martial law in Poland, Tasting Poland Blog shares “bitter memories” by posting a selection of photos and video from 1981-83.

Czech Republic: Present and Future of the Far-Right

Dr. Sean's Diary analyzes the present and the future of the Czech far-right.

Belarus: More Insight on Upcoming Election

More insight on this coming Sunday's presidential election in Belarus – at (here and here), and at Democratist.

Russia: “WikiFakes”

FP's Passport writes about the possibly fake WikiLeaks’ “scoops” published by Russkiy Reporter magazine.

Russia: Commentary on Dec. 11 Moscow Rioting

Reactions to the Dec. 11 xenophobic riots in downtown Moscow – by Vadim Nikitin, Miriam Elder, Natalia Antonova, Robert Amsterdam's blog, and The Power Vertical.

Russia: Too Warm in the World's Coldest Place

eYakutia reports on the abnormally “warm weather” in Oymyakon, “the world’s coldest inhabited place”: just -20 ºC/-4 ºF, “the heat record of the Siberian winter.”

Russia: Kashin on Spartak Fans and Nov. 6 Beating, in English

Russian journalist Oleg Kashin writes for about the authorities’ inadequate response to a rally by Spartak football fans, and, for the New York Times, about the Nov. 6 attack...

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