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Veronica Khokhlova · August, 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 August, 2011

Ukraine: “Independence Day #20″

Odessablog wishes a happy Independence Day to Ukrainian readers: “Be assured that despite the wandering path taken thus far and all the mis-steps, Ukraine is doing OK. It is not...

Ukraine: Yulia Tymoshenko's Case

At OpenDemocracy.net, Valery Kalnysh explains in detail the case against Ukraine's former PM Yulia Tymoshenko.

Russia: Kim Jong Il's Visit

Suzanne Merkelson writes on FP's Passport blog about North Korean leader Kim Jong Il's visit to Russia.

Russia: “Russia Today and YouTube”

Democratist is wondering about the validity of Russia Today's YouTube viewer stats.

Croatia: Top 5 Holiday Islands (+5 More)

Croatia Travel Blog links to an article about “Croatia's top five holiday islands,” which appeared in The Guardian earlier this week, and adds five more islands to this list.

Ukraine: “Proper” vs “Improper” Journalism

At OpenDemocracy.net, Aleksey Matsuka, a Donetsk-based journalist, explains what “proper” journalism means in this Eastern Ukrainian region – and what awaits those who are deemed “improper” journalists.

Russia: Memories of 1991

Kim Green of The Greenery shares her memories of living in Russia in 1991 as a student, right after the August Coup 20 years ago.

Russia, Libya: RT's Coverage of the Conflict

Democratist writes about Russia Today's coverage of the situation in Libya.

Serbia: Belgrade's New Bridge

Bill's Blog and A Yankee-in-Belgrade write about and post pictures of the Serbian capital's recently completed new bridge across the Sava River.

Ukraine: Yuri Lutsenko's Case “Falling Apart”

Foreign Notes writes that the criminal case against Yuri Lutsenko, Ukraine's former Minister of the Interior, is “falling apart.”

Russia: “Democracy Without Balls”

Oleg Klimov writes [ru] that Mikhail Gorbachev, speaking on the 20th anniversary of the Soviet Union's collapse, said that “Putin is no dictator – he has just castrated democracy by...

Russia: State News Agency Calls PM Putin “Increasingly Autocratic”

Siberian Light notes that RIA Novosti, a Russian state-owned news agency, has called the Russian PM Vladimir Putin “increasingly autocratic” in an article on the visit of North Korea’s leader...

Ukraine: 47,000 Doctor Vacancies

There are 47,000 vacancies for doctors in Ukraine, Odessablog reports.

Ukraine: 20 Years of Independence

As Ukraine is about to turn 20 years old, Alexander J. Motyl of Ukraine's Orange Blues and Vasyl of uaMuzik sum up the current political and social situation in the...

Ukraine: Sergiy Tigipko to Become PM in 2012-14?

Odessablog predicts that Ukraine's Vice PM Sergiy Tigipko “will become Prime Minister of Ukraine sometime between October 2012 and January 2014. Probably sooner rather than later.”

Russia: Ex-UK Ambassador's Diary of 5 Days in August 1991

OpenDemocracy.net publishes – here, here and here – excerpts from the August 1991 diary of Rodric Braithwaite, who was the British Ambassador in the Soviet Union back then.

Slovenia: Former PM Andrej Bajuk Dies

Sleeping With Pengovsky writes about Andrej Bajuk, Slovenia's former PM, who died at the age of 67 this past Monday.

Hungary: Economic Crisis

Hungarian Spectrum posts an update on the state of the Hungarian economy.

Croatia: “Peka Time!”

Zagreb Diaries writes about peka, a Croatian way of slowly baking food “in a cast iron pan that is covered with a cast iron lid, and then covered in hot...

Hungary: Hate Crimes and Double Standards

Hungarian Spectrum writes about the Hungarian authorities’ dubious ways of dealing with what by all accounts appear to be hate crimes against the Roma.

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