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Veronica Khokhlova · July, 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 July, 2011

SEE: Danica Radovanovic's Interview on Online Social Interactions

At Open Society Foundations’ Blog, an interview with Danica Radovanovic of Digital Serendipities, covering “various topics related to digital use, online social interactions, digital divide, social networks and young adults...

The Balkans: Trials of Ratko Mladić and Goran Hadžić

At OpenDemocracy.net, Eric Gordy writes on what there is to expect from the upcoming ICTY trials of Ratko Mladić and Goran Hadžić.

EU, Poland: Airport Body Scanners; Shaminder Puri's Case

Dominika Bychawska-Siniarska of Europe of Human Rights writes on BlogActiv.eu about airport body scanners, “human dignity” and the case of Shaminder Puri, a British Sikh who was harassed at the...

Belarus: Schengen Visa=Guilty

Pyotr Kuznetsov mentions [ru] a Belarusian police officer who interpreted a Schengen visa in the passport of one of the women detained at a protest rally as a solid proof...

Belarus: Overview of Political and Economic Situation

An overview of the political and economic situation in Belarus – by Natalia Leshchenko at OpenDemocracy.net.

Bosnia & Herzegovina: The March of Peace

Earlier this month, Sarah Correia of Café Turco took part in the March of Peace (Marš mira), walking some “100 kilometres alongside more than 6 thousand people in tribute to...

Russia: Megafon/Yandex Text Message Leak

Svetlana Gladkova of Profy writes that “one of the largest Russian mobile carriers [Megafon] and the leading Russian search engine [Yandex] need to explain quite a lot of things to...

Ukraine: “Mouth-Watering” Market Photos

The Pickle Project posts “some mouth-watering photos from two Kyiv markets” as well as photos from a highway-side market in Donetsk region.

Ukraine: Hutsul Photo Archive Online

The Uncataloged Museum writes about Hutsul Images, an online collection of photos from the Hutsul regions of Ukraine, created and maintained by Volodymyr Kitselyuk, “an ordinary enthusiast from Hutsul region,...

Poland: Smoking and the Effects of Smoking Ban

Polandian writes about what has changed and what hasn't since the ban on smoking in public places was introduced in Poland on Nov. 15, 2010.

U.K.: Polish Poetry on the Tube

Belatedly, a link to a post about Polish poetry displayed on the London Underground, which was published on May 31 by the POLSKI blog.

Hungary: A Review of News Coverage

Hungarian Spectrum reviews news coverage by various Hungarian public and commercial media outlets – here, here, and here.

Ukraine, Belarus: Monuments to Holocaust Victims

Memory At War translates Andriy Portnov's text on post-Soviet monuments to Holocaust victims.

Lithuania: Emigration Problems

With a Grain of Druska writes about Lithuania's worsening demographic situation: “[…] Population has decreased about 19 per cent (the same as if 62.3 million US citizens left the U.S.A.)....

Hungary: Public Media Job Cuts

Hungarian Spectrum writes about the staff cuts at the three Hungarian public media outlets: “My understanding is that the two television stations [MTV and Dune TV] and Magyar Rádió have...

Macedonia: Singer Shakira and Local Political Propaganda

Razvigor :-) reports that several Macedonian pro-government media outlets have “revived an old Internet hoax about supposed Macedonian roots of global music star Shakira in order to provide more air...

Russia: Tribute to Dmitry Prigov

At OpenDemocracy.net, Yelena Fedotova writes about Dmirty Prigov – “‘great Russian poet’, postmodern artist, incarcerated ‘madman’.”

Ukraine: Pension Reform; Multiple Voting by MPs

Foreign Notes writes about Ukraine's pension reform, which was passed by the parliament yesterday, highlighting the “breathaking arrogance” and disrespect for law by the people who run the country: “248...

Russia: Parnas; Prokhorov; Tandem

Siberian Light, A Good Treaty and Russia Blog write about the denial of registration to the People's Freedom Party (Parnas); Siberian Light writes about the Medvedev-Putin tandem – here and...

Russia: “Nashi” Spokeswoman's Homophobic Text

A translation of the pro-Kremlin youth movement Nashi spokeswoman's “rant exploring everything from the death of Osama Bin Laden to the curiously specific and virulent homophobia” – at Robert Amsterdam's...

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