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Veronica Khokhlova · February, 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 February, 2011

Ukraine: “Undressing… With an Excuse”

Good Girl Gone Ukrainian explains her disappointment with what FEMEN, a Ukrainian “female protest group known for its provocative bare-breasted acts,” has evolved into over the years.

Ukraine: “Reasons For Not Believing Today's Authorities”

Foreign Notes provides a loose translation – here and here – of the “30 reasons why it is difficult to believe today's authorities,” which were published in the Feb. 11...

Ukraine: Trip to Bakhchisaray, Crimea

The Kalpak writes about his trip to Bakhchisaray – “the hub of Crimean Tatar culture.”

Europe: EU and Social Media

Kosmopolito writes on the ways in which the “EU institutions [should] engage with bloggers” and on the need to have a bigger “euroblogosphere.”

Russia: One-Person Rallies by the Embassy of Libya

LJ user notavailablenow reports (RUS) on an hour-long series of one-person pickets held across the street from the Embassy of Libya in Moscow on Tuesday by two citizen activists, who...

Balkans: Ceca and Other “Unwelcome” Singers

Belgraded posts a list of Serbian, Croatian and Bosnian singers who are “unwelcome in former enemy countries.”

Serbia: Modern Architecture

Block 23 in New Belgrade and other examples of modern Serbian architecture – at Nothing Against Serbia.

Ukraine: New Blog on “Politics, and Everything in Between”

GV Author Tetyana Bohdanova has launched an English-language blog “on Ukraine, politics, and everything in between” – Good Girl Gone Ukrainian.

Serbia: Government Website Broken Into Due to 12345 Password

Belgraded.com writes about the most recent awkward situation that the costly website of Serbia's Ministry of Ecology and Urban Planning has found itself in: “The site was the target of...

Serbia: The Semlin Nazi Concentration Camp

Bill's Blog writes about Semlin Judenlager, a Nazi concentration camp in Belgrade.

Russia: Yakutia's Drinking Water; World's Deepest Ice Shaft

Among many other things, Bolot of AskYakutia.com writes about “the world’s deepest shaft in the permafrost zone” and about drinking water in Yakutsk.

Russia: Photos From Coal Miners’ Towns in Perm Region

Alexander Belenkiy (LJ user macos) posts photos (RUS) taken in the neglected – but not yet fully deserted – coal miners’ towns in Perm region, where the first mine appeared...

Russia: Recreating a Traditional Village Hospital

Mikhail Shlyapnikov (LJ user michael-077) writes in detail (RUS) about plans to set up a communal village hospital – old-style, but functional – in Kolionovo, Moscow region: “This, perhaps, is...

Croatia: Google Flees Red Tape

Viktor Markovic/@Belgrade reports: “Google fled Croatia because of red tape http://www.croatiantimes.com/index.php?id=17021.”

Hungary: A New Blog on EU Council Presidency

Via Kosmopolito, a link to Kovács and Kováts – a new blog that's “supposed to denote [the two authors’] weekly adventures while working for the Hungarian [EU Council] Presidency.”

Russia: “Danilkingate” – or “Parfyonov/Volochkova Syndrome”

Power Vertical reports on Natalya Vasilyeva, “Russia's latest whistleblower” – who “[revealed] that the judge in Mikhail Khodorkovsky's recent fraud trial was pressured from on high […].” LJ user stas-kucher...

Russia: 2011 State Budget Funding for Media Companies

LJ user sart posts info (RUS) from the Russian Federation's 2011 budget (RUS, .zip, 322MB) on the state funding allotted to media companies: e.g., VGTRK gets nearly 19 billion rubles...

Ukraine: Facebook's Popularity Grows

Maksym Savanevsky of Watcher.com.ua reports (UKR) on Facebook's increasing popularity in Ukraine: the number of users has grown by 400% in 2010; monthly growth rate is about 14%; some 1,161,000...

Belarus: 2,600 People Vouch for Political Prisoners

Gomel-based activist Pyotr Kuznetsov is one of 2,600 Belarusians who have publicly vouched for those who remain jailed after the Dec. 19 presidential election protests. He addresses (RUS) the Belarusian...

Belarus: House Arrest, with KGB Officers Stationed Inside

According to LJ user ng68 (RUS) and to this RFE/RL story (ENG), KGB officers are stationed inside – not outside – the homes of former presidential candidate Uladzimer Nyaklyaeu and...

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