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Veronica Khokhlova · September, 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 September, 2011

Russia: “For Russia Without Putin” Rally in Moscow

Ilya Varlamov (@varlamov) and Roustem Adagamov (@adagamov) are tweeting [ru] and posting pictures from the not-too-numerous “For Russia Without Putin” opposition rally in downtown Moscow.

Ukraine: Vitaly Portnikov's “Winter Time”

Foreign Notes posts a loose translation of Vitaly Portnikov's latest analytical piece [ru] on the political situation in Ukraine.

Latvia: Talk Show Host Fired for “Breach of Good Taste”

Free Speech Emergency in Latvia reports that a Latvian-American talk show host has been fired from LTV for calling certain politicians “whores.”

Ukraine: Chernobyl Trip Reports

At Desolation Travel, Jane Keeler and Derek Kedziora write about their trip to Chernobyl this past summer.

Poland: “Hot Autumn in Politics”

Politics, Economy, Society writes about the upcoming Oct. 9 parliamentary elections in Poland.

Russia: Jokes and Xenophobia

Donna Welles writes about Russian jokes (and a blog that translates Russian and Ukrainian jokes into English) – and about xenophobia.

CEE: Top 10 Worldwide Download Speed

Watcher.com.ua reports [uk] that, according to a 6-month study of 27 million downloads by 20 million computers in 224 countries conducted by Pando Networks, Romania (1,909KBps), Bulgaria (1,611KBps), Lithuania (1,462KBps)...

Ukraine: Euro 2012 “Travel Advisory”

“Travel advisory for Ukraine and EURO-2012” from uaMuzik's Vasyl – “short and sweet”: “Travel there with extreme caution – levels of barbarity and disrespect for human life by law enforcement...

Slovenia: Government Loses Confidence Vote

Sleeping With Pengovsky reports that the government of PM Borut Pahor has lost a confidence vote in parliament.

Latvia: Parliamentary Elections Results

Andrew Wilson of OpenDemocracy.net and Juris Kaža of Failed State Latvia? analyze the results of the Sep. 17 parliamentary elections in Latvia.

Hungary: Photojournalists Banned From Parliament

The Contrarian Hungarian reports that photojournalists working for two Hungarian online news portals have been banned from entering the Parliament building following the publication of photos of PM Orbán's handwritten...

Hungary: Higher Education and Tuition

Hungarian Spectrum writes about “higher education and the question of ‘tuition'” in Hungary.

Ukraine: Georgiy Gongadze Memorial Rally in Kyiv

Olena Bilozerska (LJ user bilozerska) posts photos and video [uk] from the Sep. 16 Georgiy Gongadze memorial rally in Kyiv. Following a discussion in the comments section of ex-President Leonid...

Ukraine: Tymoshenko Trial Updates

Odessablog posts an update on the trial of Ukraine's ex-PM Yulia Tymoshenko; Foreign Notes reviews opinions on the trial's possible outcome that appeared in the Ukrainian media.

Russia, Ukraine: Gas Relations Analysis

Nils van der Vegte of RussiaWatchers examines the current status of the gas relations between Russia and Ukraine.

Ukraine: More on Denis Oleinikov's ProstoPrint Case

Taras of Ukrainiana posts a few videos and comments on the ongoing attacks on Denis Oleinikov's ProstoPrint company: “It’s the police state’s job to keep humor in short supply. And...

Ukraine: Possible Explanations of Plagiarism in President's Book

Alexander Motyl of Ukraine's Orange Blues offers possible explanations for plagiarism in President Victor Yanukovych’s recently-published English-language book, Opportunity Ukraine.

Ukraine: Geopolitics in Crimea

Odessablog writes that “the macro-geopolitical battle over Ukraine between the EU and Russia” is at its most intense in Crimea.

Ukraine, EU: Visa Regime “Like Modern Berlin Wall”

Anatoliy Martsynovski of BlogActiv.eu writes that the visa regime is one of the most important and most sensitive issues in the EU-Ukraine relations: “It is quite true that for us...

Ukraine: Raid on Denis Oleinikov's ProstoPrint.com

Updates on the situation with Denis Oleinikov‘s ProstoPrint.com goods-on-demand company, which was raided by the Ukrainian police last week: Courtney Boyd Myers’ Sep. 8 text on The Next Web; on...

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