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Veronica Khokhlova · April, 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 April, 2012

Ukraine: Netizens Discuss Dnipropetrovsk Bombings

There has been a great deal of speculation about the four bombings that rocked the city of Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine, on Friday. The timing of the blasts is key to most...

Russia: Dombrovsky and Molotov

The Faculty of Useless Knowledge tells a story of writer Yuri Dombrovsky‘s brief encounter with Vyacheslav Molotov, and shares a link to a documentary [ru] about Dombrovsky's life.

Estonia: Places to Eat Out in Tallinn

Nami-Nami recommends places to eat out in Tallinn in Spring 2012.

Ukraine: Update on Yulia Tymoshenko's Case

Foreign Notes comments on “the latest twists and turns” in ex-PM Yulia Tymoshenko's case.

Russia: Julian Assange's Debut on RT

Mark Adomanis criticizes the critics of Julian Assange's debut on RT (Russia Today) last week.

Russia: Writer Yuri Dombrovsky's Biography

The Faculty Of Useless Knowledge writes about Yuri Dombrovsky, “one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century.”

Macedonia: Ethnic Tensions Rise Following Murders at Smiljkovci

At TOL's East of Center, Barbara Frye writes about the situation in Macedonia, following the recent murder of five men outside the capital Skopje.

Serbia: May 6 Parliamentary Vote Roundup

Bill Kralovec posts a short roundup on the upcoming parliamentary elections in Serbia, scheduled for May 6, and shares his “political platform,” asking Serbian readers to help him “match which...

Russia: An Interview With Two Astrakhan Protesters

At OpenDemocracy.net, a translation [en] of Svetlana Reiter's Esquire.ru interviews [ru] with two activists who have spent the past month hungerstriking in Astrakhan, protesting the results of the disputed mayoral...

Czech Republic, Ukraine: Migrant Domestic Workers’ Rights

GV Author Tetyana Bohdanova, who blogs at Good Girl Gone Ukrainian, writes about a video created as part of the campaign [cs] for the rights and better treatment of Ukrainian...

The Balkans: Remembering the Bosnian War, 20 Years On

A red plastic chair for each of the 11,541 people killed in Sarajevo in the 1990s: on April 6, thousands of people came to this stunning makeshift memorial stretching along...

Ukraine: Lukyanivska Prison – “Where People Are Kept Like Animals”

On April 2, the Ukrainian TV channel TVi aired Kostiantyn Usov's documentary about living conditions and treatment of inmates at Kyiv's Lukyanivska prison, as well as widespread corruption among the...

Russia, Ukraine: “Obligatory Media Post-Mortems”

Natalia Antonova's texts in the Moscow News, on the “disappearance” and death of 9-month-old Anya Shkaptsova and on other recent deaths of children in Bryansk, Russia, and a text in...

Russia: Photos of the Moscow Skyscraper Fire

Some photos [ru] of today's fire at a skyscraper under construction in Moscow: photos by RIA Novosti photographers at LJ user drugoi's blog; LJ user aleshru's ITAR-TASS photos; LJ user...

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