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Veronica Khokhlova · March, 2012

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 March, 2012

Slovenia: Family Code Referendum (and Other “Election Season” Updates)

Sleeping With Pengovsky has been covering Slovenia's referendum on the Family Code (here and here), the mayoral by-elections, and the upcoming presidential election.

Russia: Kenyans at Pro-Putin Rally Identified As Moscow Circus Acrobats

A month ago, the video of a group of anonymous Kenyan men, who allegedly participated in a pro-Putin rally, received much attention on the RuNet. One blogger recognized the Kenyans...

Belarus: “15+2=17″ – Bloggers React to Executions of Kanavalau and Kavalyou

At TOL's East of Center, Jeremy Druker and Anna Shamanska review and translate some of the reactions from the Belarusian blogosphere to last week's executions of the two young men...

Ukraine: Oksana Makar's Gang Rape Case

Foreign Notes, EUobserver.com, and Ukrainiana write about Oksana Makar's horrible gang rape case. Media mentions, updates and fundraising info [ru, uk] is here (support site), here (Vkontakte page), and here...

Russia: Madonna Responds to St. Petersburg “Gay Propaganda” Law Controversy

Singer Madonna has responded to the St. Petersburg “gay propaganda” law controversy on her Facebook page (21,226 ‘likes’, 2,372 shares, 1,422 comments so far): “[…] I will come to St....

Russia: “Anatomy of a Protest” Film Causes “NTV Lies” Scandal

On Sunday, March 18, there were old TV sets, a mock coffin, and plenty of flowers and cookies outside the Ostankino TV tower in Moscow, where a few hundred protesters...

Macedonia: “Who Wants War in Macedonia?”

At civil4tolerance (tolerance-mk) blog, Xhabir Deralla explains why the Macedonian government is responsible for the current rise of interethnic violence.

The Balkans: Debating Angelina Jolie's Film and the Legacy of War

Angelina Jolie’s directorial debut, In the Land of Blood and Honey, has received much publicity, both positive and negative, in the Balkans, adding fuel to the ongoing debate on the...

Slovakia: Parliamentary Election Update

The Economist's Eastern Approaches blog writes about the situation in Slovakia prior to the March 10 parliamentary election, and about the election's results.

Poland: Szczekociny Train Crash, Yet Another Tragedy

Polandian writes about the reactions to the March 3 deadly train crash in Szczekociny, Poland: “When the comments were gathered from the prominent politicians, one that stood out was [PM]...

Ukraine: Eurovision, Gaitana, and Racism

Odessablog writes about the Ukrainian far right's reaction to this year's Eurovision nomination – Gaitana, a Ukrainian singer and songwriter of Ukrainian and Congolese descent: “It doesn’t matter that she...

Russia: Putin as Presidential Candidate and as President-Elect

Eugene Ivanov of The Ivanov Report writes about Putin the presidential candidate and Putin the President-elect.

Russia: “The Way Forward”

OpenDemocracy.net posts an English translation of Yuri Saprykin's Lenta.ru text [ru] on the new, post-election goals of Russia's protest movement. (More insight into the March 4 presidential election and the...

Russia: Anglophone Bloggers Discuss Election Fraud and Post-Election Future

Veronica Khokhlova reviews the most recent Anglophone blog discussions of the March 4 presidential election in Russia.

Russia: Ballot Stuffing or Machine Testing?

Glenn Kates (@gkates) shares a link to an election webcam video from a polling station in the North Ossetian village of Chikola, which “appears to show ballot stuffing.” “They could...

Russia: Photos from Elections in Yakutsk

On the Yakutsk City Facebook page, local blogger Bolot Bochkarev (eYakutia is one of his projects) has started posting photos [ru] from the presidential and mayoral elections in the capital...

Russia: Pre-Election Summaries

At OpenDemocracy.net, LJ user drugoi (Rustem Adagamov) “outlines how his trust in the outgoing president vanished and sums up the mood in Russia’s capital just days ahead of the country’s...

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