Vladislav Davidzon, Tablet's European culture correspondent, is a Russian-American writer, translator, and critic. He was born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, and lives in Paris.
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In Attempt at Fiscal Transparency, Ukrainian MPs Publicly Open Their Coffers

Ukrainian citizens have expressed shock at the vast wealth of their political representatives, many of whom carry millions on hand

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Ukraine’s Post-Soviet Identity Through the Murky Lens of Its Statues

The Ukrainian government announced this week a new statue dedicated to a controversial nationalist. Elsewhere, scores of Lenin monuments are being torn down. But Soviet nostalgia remains ubiquitous.

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At Babi Yar Memorial, a Tenor of Somber Acknowledgement

As ceremonies in Kiev commemorating the victims of the Babi Yar massacre draw to a close, a number of speeches by Ukrainian dignitaries have brought the atrocity into a clear, historical focus

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Kiev Begins Weeklong Memorial To Mark 75 Years Since Babi Yar Massacre

Numerous Ukrainian Jewish figures gave impassioned speeches in Ukraine’s parliament, including Israeli President Reuven Rivlin

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Sculptor Ernst Neizvestny, Who Challenged the Soviet Regime, Dies at 91

‘A great independent and irreverent spirit and a moralizing political dissident in the great Russian tradition’

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Jewish Sex Crimes and Bromance Vie for Attention at Cannes, While Israeli Films Are Excellent

Dispatch from La Croisette: Woody Allen’s critics hogged the spotlight until Bernard-Henri Lévy waltzed in with the Kurdish high command

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Putin to European Jews: Come to Mother Russia!

When members of the European Jewish Congress shared their concerns about heightened anti-Semitism at home, the Russian president invited them to ‘return’

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Bedlam Erupts During Trial of UKROP Party Leader

The trial of Hennadiy Korban is widely seen as a proxy conflict between oligarchs Ihor Kolomoyskyi and Ukrainian President Poroshenko

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UKROP Party Leader Hennadiy Korban Sentenced to House Arrest

Detainment widely viewed as a proxy conflict between Ukrainian oligarchs Ihor Kolomoisky and President Poroshenko

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Kiev’s Babi Yar Holocaust Memorial Torched; Assailant Remains At Large

The Ukrainian monument overlooks the ravine where nearly 34,000 Jews were killed in 1941

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In Lviv, a Dubious Anti-Semitic Demonstration

Ukrainian Jewish leader: ‘In this region there does not exist even the slightest manifestation of xenophobia or ethnic intolerance’

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The Vatican Recognizes ‘Heroic Virtue’ of Andrey Sheptytsky

Pope Francis endorsed a decree that deems the Ukrainian Archbishop—who sheltered more than one hundred Jews during World War II—as ‘Venerable’

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A Chief Rabbi of Russia Supports Those Who Hang Gays

Adolf Shayevich speaks his mind in recent interview in Snob magazine

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The Kindergarten Teacher Who Won Cannes

Hungarian actor Géza Röhrig stars in Auschwitz drama Son of Saul

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One Night in Odessa

Taking sides at home in the ongoing fight for sovereignty in Ukraine

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In Paris, PEN Boycott Makes Americans Look Like Crude Provincials

Why the political and cultural battles being fought here have nothing to do with what happened over there

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Spurned Ukrainian Oligarch Heads to America

Igor Kolomoisky gets longstanding U.S. visa ban overturned

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Ukrainian Jewish Oligarch Steps Aside, For Now

Igor Kolomoisky resigns governorship following weeklong confrontation

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Boris Nemtsov, Murdered in the Shadow of the Kremlin

Russian liberals see the late opposition leader as a martyr, but he was also a player in the post-Soviet power grab that is still unfolding

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Chimen Abramsky’s House of Twenty Thousand Books

A new memoir by the grandson of a Russian bibliophile is also a great intellectual history of the 20th century

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Putin Makes Peace, but Not Before His Minions Try To Kill Jewish Poet Boris Khersonsky

As the Russian leader tightens his grip on the region, who will be the last to flee the fighting?

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French President Addresses Jews on Holocaust Remembrance Day

Hollande: ‘France is your country. Your place is here. This is your home.’

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Why Russia is No Place to Be Charlie

Moscow activists face jail as Kremlin allows counter-protest in Chechnya

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The Perils of France’s Free Speech Laws

Some argue double standards are being applied in the wake of terror attacks

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Politics Loom Large at Paris Solidarity Rally

But for hundreds of thousands of Parisians, the march was about unity

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Andrey Sheptytsky Welcomed Nazis to Ukraine. That’s Not the Whole Story.

Victor Pinchuk was awarded the Sheptytsky Medal at the Kiev Hilton, uniting Bernard-Henri Lévy, rabbis, presidents, glitterati

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Right-Wing Ukrainian Leader Is (Surprise) Jewish, and (Real Surprise) Proud of It

A Q&A with the Right Sector Parliamentarian Borislav Bereza

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A Requiem for Russia’s Last Great Dissident, Valeriya Novodvorskaya

She was an enforcer of liberal morality in the face of cultish leader worship in the former Soviet Union. Who can take up her mantle?

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Grande Dame of London Literary World Dies at 99

Lady Berlin, a French-Jewish aristocrat, was ‘the last of her generation’

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