The prolific scholar, writer, and artist, who taught Slavic and comparative literature at Harvard, died this week in Boston. Her texts continue to guide young thinkers.
New novels in English by Soviet émigrés navigate the line between immigrant memoir and true fiction
The return of Rabinovich is the revival of a Soviet mentality in Putin’s Russia
Gary Shteyngart’s new memoir is a touching meditation on the origins, nature, and limits of humor
The Russian capital’s recent boom in kosher restaurants shows that kashrut isn’t just for Jews anymore
Ludmila Ulitskaya’s playful new novel focuses on a Jewish Christian saint, a human contradiction who strives to bring peace and compassion to a plagued world
Yigal Amir assassinated Yitzhak Rabin 15 years ago in an effort to derail the Oslo peace accords. Now his wife, a Russian émigré, is trying to turn him into a heroic Soviet-style political prisoner.