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Veronica Khokhlova · January, 2011

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 January, 2011

Ukraine: Photos of Hutsuls

Sergey Maximishin (LJ user remetalk) shares his photos of the Ukrainian Hutsuls and their land in the Carpathian Mountains.

Russia, Ukraine: More Tributes to Playwright Anna Yablonskaya

At The Guardian's Comment is Free, Natalia Antonova writes about the Jan. 24 suicide bombing at Moscow's Domodedovo Airport and about playwright Anna Yablonskaya, who was killed in the attack....

Czech Republic: The Czech Roma During the Holocaust

Czech Position writes in detail about “the wartime fate of the Roma” – whose “tremendous suffering and loss [are] often reduced to little more than a historical footnote.”

Romania: Accession to the Schengen Zone

Kosmopolito writes about Romania's “clumsy way” to the Schengen zone.

Serbia, Kosovo: Comment on Dick Marty's Report

Belgraded.com comments on Dick Marty's “report on organized criminal activities committed by the Kosovo Albanian side during and after Kosovo conflict”: “As it turns out, there are now at least...

Ukraine: Support “The Pickle Project”!

Linda Norris and Sarah Crow are fundraising on Kickstarter in order to be able to return to Ukraine and continue work on The Pickle Project, which “explores contemporary and traditional...

Hungary: New Media Law To Be Modified?

Hungarian Watch reports that “Hungary seems poised to make changes to media law” – but “freedom of the press is still on shaky ground.”

Hungary: Filtering Foreign Media Content?

Hungarian Spectrum reports that the official Hungarian news agency seems to be supplying other media outlets with “wrong translations” of foreign media content, perhaps trying “to conceal some of the...

Albania: Anti-Government Protest in Tirana

Home of the Albanian Blogger and A Nevada Yankee in King Zog's Court share their thoughts on the Jan. 21 anti-government protests and violence in Tirana.

Czech Republic: Lawyers Uncertain About Ukrainian Politician's Right to Asylum

Czech Position reports that “uncertainty prevailed among [Czech] lawyers on whether [former Ukrainian Economy Minister] Bohdan Danylyshyn merits asylum in the Czech Republic.”

Bulgaria: Sofia's Sugar Factory Tragedy

Maya's Corner writes about Sofia's Sugar Factory, where two people died in 2009 when the neglected building collapsed, and the fate of other landmarks owned by “predator ‘investors’.”

Ukraine: The Newest Euro 2012 Scandal

Foreign Notes writes about the latest Euro 2012 controversy in Ukraine: “In other words, the Ukrainian national team could find itself banned from the Euro 2012 football tournament that the...

Russia: “Anonymous Bomb” and “Random Scapegoats” of Domodedovo

In the aftermath of the Jan. 24 suicide bombing at Moscow's Domodedovo Airport, which killed at least 35 people and left over 100 wounded, some Russophone bloggers are once again...

Russia, Ukraine: Playwright Anna Yablonskaya Killed at Domodedovo

“Playwright Anna Yablonskaya is among the dead at Moscow’s Domodedovo airport today,” writes Natalia Antonova. “We heard it from her family.”

Russia: Domodedovo Airport Blast

A bomb exploded at Moscow's Domodedovo airport, at least ten casualties reported. An avalanche of Twitter items here (RUS) and here (RUS, ENG). @ann_mint, who works at Domodedovo, was one...

Hungary: Protest Against Media Law in Budapest

A discussion of this past Friday's rally in Budapest in protest against Hungary's new media law – at Hungarian Spectrum.

Belarus: Mobile Operators Aid Police to Trace Protesters

Boing Boing writes that, according to an “unsourced report,” “the Belarusian mobile operators have cooperated with the country's secret police to provide a list of everyone who was in the...

Russia: Financial Pyramid Founder's New Online “Project”

Profy reports that Sergei Mavrodi, who created one of the world's largest financial pyramids in the 1990s, is at it again: recently, he “[…] has decided to launch a new...

Macedonia: “Napoleon Bonaparte in Skopje?!”

Razvigor :-) finds some incorrect information in Croatia Airlines’ in-flight magazine: “I got an impression that the author received a briefing from an overly enthusiastic source, someone with a burning...

Macedonia: Anti-Abortion Campaign

Feministik writes about a new anti-abortion campaign launched by the Macedonian government.

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