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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: A 2007 Paper on HIV/AIDS

Donna Welles posts her 2007 paper on “how the peculiarities of the Russian culture, government, economy, etc. all make the country extremely vulnerable to the AIDS epidemic.”

Ukraine: Photographing the TB Epidemic

Ukrainian photographer Maxim Dondyuk (@dondyuk) is documenting the TB epidemic in Ukraine: “Each day 30 people die. Each year takes more than 10,000 lives.” Dondyuk's powerful, heartbreaking photographs of TB...

Denmark: Turkish Flag on Right-Wing Candidate's “Sharia-Land” Ad

Amila Bosnae re-posts a parliamentary election campaign ad of “a candidate for the xenophobic (and powerful) Danish People’s Party” and explains: “The caption on top reads ‘Sharia-land or Sjælland?’ –...

Hungary: Fall 2011 Legislative Season

The Contrarian Hungarian reviews the most important items on the Hungarian parliament's legislative agenda of Fall 2011.

Hungary: “The Constitution's Table”

The Contrarian Hungarian writes about a new regulation that requires “every municipal council in Hungary [to] set up a table to display the country’s newly enacted constitution”: “The table must...

Ukraine: Homemade ‘Samohon’ (Moonshine)

For The Pickle Project, Andrea Wenglowsky documents the process of making samohon – moonshine – at the apartment of her friend's grandmother in Kyiv.

Ukraine: Update on Tymoshenko's Trial

Foreign Notes posts an update on Yulia Tymoshenko's trial, which has been halted for two weeks.

Ukraine: Crimean Tatar Language on Twitter

Hirano Takaci (@hiranotakaci), a Lviv-based photographer and teacher of the Japanese language, has recently launched a Twitter bot – @ukr_crh – that posts Ukrainian words/phrases and their Crimean Tatar (Qırımca)...

UK: Vasily Grossman's “Life and Fate” on BBC Radio 4

Sarah J. Young writes about BBC Radio 4's “adaptation of Vasily Grossman’s vast and still under-appreciated novel Life and Fate” (the first episode is scheduled to be aired on Sept....

Ukraine, Russia: “A New Stage in the Gas War”

David Marples of Current Politics in Ukraine analyzes the current stage of the Russian-Ukrainian “gas war.”

Russia, Italy: Andrei Tarkovsky's Polaroids

Jana writes [sr] about Instant Light, a collection of 60 Polaroid photographs by film director Andrei Tarkovsky, and posts some sample photos from the book.

Lithuania: Mushroom-Picking and Basketball

Lithuania – the best! writes about mushroom-picking and basketball: “I believe that mushroom hunting is second favorite sport in Lithuania after basketball :)”

Ukraine: “The Book ‘Wot Yanukovyhc Rote'”

Vasyl Pawlowsky of uaMuzik, LEvko of Foreign Notes and Alexander Motyl of Ukraine's Orange Blues comment of Opportunity Ukraine, a new book that is said to have been written by...

Ukraine: Commemorating Georgiy Gongadze on Sept. 16

Україна – Ukraine blog writes [uk] about the upcoming commemorations of Georgiy Gongadze, a Ukrainian journalist who disappeared eleven years ago, on Sept. 16, 2000: on Facebook [uk], and in...

Ukraine: Photos From Sevastopol's City Hospital #1

English Russia translates LJ user aquatek-filips’ photo report [ru] from the City Hospital #1 in Sevastopol, Ukraine.

Bosnia & Herzegovina: “Dumb ‘Ha-Ha’ References” to War in Books and Movies

Amila Bosnae writes about being disturbed by the casual mentions of the war in Bosnia-Herzegovina “in random books or movies”: “But the book simply goes on, like I didn’t just...

Russia, Ukraine: “PayPal’s Epic Fail”

Svetlana Gladkova of Profy writes about PayPal's erroneous announcement of the upcoming lifting of some of the limitations for users in Russia and Ukraine.

Czech Republic: Milan Kundera and Privacy Issues

At OpenDemocracy.net, James Warner writes about Milan Kundera's work and the issues of privacy in the age of totalitarianism and now, in the age of new technologies and the internet.

Croatia: The Largest “Welcome” in the World

Benita Hussain of Matador Network interviews Daniel Lacko, “a sponsored outdoor adventurer writing the largest ‘WELCOME’ in the world while exploring the Croatian coastline”; Lacko's travel blog is here.

Bosnia & Herzegovina: Ramazan and Bajram in Sarajevo

Sarah Correia of Café Turco writes about the month of Ramadan (Ramazan) and Eid ul-Fitr (Bajram) in Sarajevo.

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