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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 Marathon Bombers Were Clear About Their Motives. Why Is Masha Gessen Confused?

In ‘The Brothers,’ her new book about the Boston attacks, the Russian émigré writer empathizes with fellow displaced people

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Putin Takes Credit For Defeating Fascism. LOL

George Orwell would wince at the Russian leader’s gross distortions of history

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One Night in Odessa

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

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The Buried Jewish Past of Boris Nemtsov

The murdered opposition leader represented the dilemmas of the Jewish politician in Putin’s Russia

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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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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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Nothing Is True and Everything Is Possible in Putin’s Russia

The post-Soviet, postmodern illiberal kleptocracy as a harbinger and warning bell for—the West?

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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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Why the Teenage Girls of Europe Are Joining ISIS

Because they want the same things that teenage boys want: a strong sense of meaning and purpose

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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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David Bezmozgis’ Brilliant Alt-History of an Adulterous Sharansky Who Never Was

New novel ‘The Betrayers’ boldly places at its center the most famous refusenik and all he represents for Soviet Jewry

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Jewish Voices From the Front Lines of Donetsk

Letters from the besieged city in Ukraine, from which Jews are making plans to flee civil unrest and political turmoil

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Russian Jewish American Lit Goes Boom!

New novels in English by Soviet émigrés navigate the line between immigrant memoir and true fiction

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Soccer, Like Politics, Is About Corruption, Incompetence, and Obsessing With the Jews

Ravaged by allegations of widespread corruption, FIFA—world soccer’s controlling body—focuses on Israel

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Prince Charles Likens Putin to Hitler

Compares Russian leader’s annexation of Crimea to Nazi invasion of Poland

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The Head of the Jewish Community of Ukraine Speaks Out Against Putin

Soviet dissident and Freedom Prize winner Josef Zissels becomes a Ukrainian Jew

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Germans Shun Comparisons Between Hitler and Putin. What Are They Avoiding?

The backlash against a finance minister’s recent remarks exposes a weakness in Germany’s embrace of their unique legacy

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Putin Warned of Fascism in Ukraine, But a Look Across Europe Suggests He’s to Blame

A visit to Kiev’s Jewish institutions reveals Jews there are less concerned about their neighbors at home than the bully next door

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Russia’s Chief Rabbi Criticizes Ukrainian Jews

Attacks Jewish leadership for condemning Putin’s actions in Crimea

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Russia’s Chief Rabbi Cheers Crimea Annexation

Berel Lazar, who has close ties with Putin, seen in audience at Kremlin event

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Moscow’s Long History of Intervening in Votes Like Crimea’s

Century-old Soviet method of legitimizing national self-determination lives on

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While West Focuses on Crimea, Russia Continues To Make Trouble in the Middle East

The Kremlin’s interests in the region are deep—and it may see an opportunity to gain leverage in the current crisis

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Ahead of Referendum, Nothing Is Normal In Crimea

Jewish residents think about fleeing—if they have anywhere to go

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For the Kremlin, Ukrainian Anti-Semitism Is a Tool for Scaring Russians in Crimea

But now the country’s Jewish community is divided between those lining up with Moscow and those joining the revolution in Kiev

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Putin Defends Ukraine’s Jews, Slams Ukraine’s Jewish Oligarchs

Cites Ukraine’s appointment of oligarchs as governors as reason for unrest

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Clinton Compares Russia to Nazi Germany

Links passports issued to Russians in Crimea to Nazi population transfers

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With Civil War Looming, Ukrainians Agree on One Thing: No One Knows What’s Next

Jews in Kiev say the protests were about democracy; others in Odessa believe the Maidan was full of Nazis. Now what?

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RT Anchor’s Riff Not as ‘Rogue’ As It Seems

How Abby Martin’s on-air jab at Russian intervention in Crimea helps Putin

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Before Crimea Was an Ethnic Russian Stronghold, It Was a Potential Jewish Homeland

Jews have lived in the area since ancient times, and leaders from Catherine the Great to Stalin encouraged their settlement there