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Veronica Khokhlova · November, 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 November, 2011

Ukraine: Government Gives In to Pressure, Bans Killing of Stray Dogs

On Oct. 22, Vasyl Pawlowsky wrote about the often “sadistic” ways of getting rid of stray dogs in Ukraine ahead of the Euro 2012 Football Championship. Tell Ukraine to Stop...

Ukraine: Update on Jailed Ex-PM Yulia Tymoshenko; Donetsk Protests

Foreign Notes cites journalist Viktoria Syumar's blog post [ru], which compares prison conditions of the jailed ex-PM Yulia Tymoshenko to those of Anders Breivik, and writes – here and here...

Russia: “Anti-Gay” Bill Postponed Till Nov. 30

Siberian Light reports that the second reading of the “anti-gay” bill in the St. Petersburg City Duma has been postponed till Nov. 30 – “to allow time for a face-saving...

Russia: Siberian Light's This Week in Russia Blogs #1

Andy of Siberian Light presents This Week in Russia Blogs #1, a revamped version of Russia Blog Roundup weekly series. Anglophone posts highlighted in the current edition include A Good...

Russia: Drawing World Leaders’ Attention to St. Petersburg Anti-LGBT Bill

AllOut.org: “Political leaders in St. Petersburg are about to vote on law that will make it illegal for any person to write a book, publish an article or speak in...

Belarus: Petition to Halt Execution of Minsk Subway Blast Convicts

Over 18,000 people have already signed the “Innocent until proven guilty! 15 days left to stop the Belarussian executions” petition, posted on The Petition Site, demanding to halt the Nov....

Ukraine: Netizens Appeal to Lithuanian President to Postpone Her Visit

Ukrainian netizens drafted an open letter to the Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė, asking her to postpone her visit to Ukraine, currently scheduled for Nov. 22, the seventh anniversary of the...

Ukraine: Tymoshenko Called “Unindicted Co-Conspirator” in Lazarenko Case

Ukrainiana comments on a former Assistant U.S. Attorney calling ex-PM Yulia Tymoshenko an “unindicted co-conspirator” in the case of another Ukrainian ex-PM, Pavlo Lazarenko, who is currently serving a 9-year...

Ukraine: Photoshopped Chuck Norris and the Ukrainian Language Day

On Nov. 9, Ukrainian netizens marked the Ukrainian Language Day – UA Day 2011 [uk] – by posting and tweeting exclusively in Ukrainian. Cherkasy-based Fedir Gontsa [uk] decided to draw...

France: A Rally in Support of Democracy in Ukraine

Maidan.org.ua published Regina Maryanovska's photos [uk] from the Nov. 13 rally in defense of democracy in Ukraine, which took place at Le Parvis des Libertés et des Droits de l’Homme/Trocadéro...

Europe: A Song Criticizing Schengen Visa Procedure

At BlogActiv.eu, Kader Sevinc writes about “a creative way of criticizing the Schengen visa procedure” – Schengen Macht Frei, a song by Sarp Yeletaysi/Sarpinto, who writes this on SoundCloud: “[…]...

Macedonia: Anglophone Online News Sources

GV Author Filip Stojanovski has compiled a list of English-language online news sources about Macedonia on his blog, Razvigor :-).

Slovenia: Election Campaign Updates

Updates on the Dec. 4 parliamentary elections campaign in Slovenia – at Sleeping With Pengovsky, here and here.

Russia: The Communist Party Today

On Nov. 7, Mark Adomanis at Forbes and Vladimir Gelman at OpenDemocracy.com wrote about the Russian Communist Party.

Russia: Interview With LJ User Politrash-ru

A Good Treaty interviews [ru, en] “the author behind one of LiveJournal’s most popular anonymous blogs” – Politrash_ru.

Russia: Badminton and the Army

Siberian Light writes about the usefulness of badminton for the Russian “shooters and snipers,” which President Dmitry Medvedev seems to have recently helped to discover.

Russia: Pavlovo Environmental Catastrophe

At OpenDemocracy.net, Roman Yushkov writes about the 1997 ecological disaster in Pavlovo, a village in the oil-rich Perm region, and the local residents’ long fight to get LUKOIL and the...

Russia: Bike Lane Parking at Moscow State University

The Village links [ru] to a new Tumblr blog [ru] that posts photos of cars parked in the bike lane at the Moscow State University (MGU) campus. The anonymous blogger...

Russia: Measuring Radiation with a Smartphone

Profy reports that on Russian scientists’ plans to “manufacture a device that will enable iOS, Android and Windows 7 mobile devices to measure radiation and inform the user of normal...

Russia: “Enough Feeding the Caucasus!” and Debate on Nationalism

A Good Treaty writes about the “Enough Feeding the Caucasus!” rally, which took place in Moscow last week, and the ongoing debate on nationalism. In Russia's Far East, the blogger...

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