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After Yanukovych, Maidan’s Next Fight Will Be To Preserve a Ukraine Safe for Minorities

Russia has likened the protests to pogroms, but Jews have joined the movement because what’s at stake is an independent future

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Hey, Putin: Lay Off the Chagall

The Jewish master is as Russian as a Big Mac

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Jewish Grandma to Gay Grandson: Stay Away From Sochi

Worried bubbe leaves best pre-Olympics voicemail ever

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Why We Won’t Be Covering Sochi

Russia is eager to hide its abominable persecution of gays behind Olympic pomp. We mustn’t let it.

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How Yelena Goltsman Ended Up on the Front Lines in the Battle To Boycott the Olympics

The Soviet Jewish émigré and the founder of an American organization for LGBT Russian-speakers says, ‘We’re all activists now’

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Women of the Gulag: From Stalin to Pussy Riot

A new history and film remind amnesiac Russia of the individual lives shattered and disfigured by Stalinist oppression

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Krakow Museum Honored; Putin Slams Bombings

Plus a Ruth Bader Ginsburg bobblehead exists, and more in the news

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Mikhail Khodorkovsky Freed From Prison

Tycoon-turned-dissident jailed for 10 years until Putin’s surprise pardon

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Putin to Pardon Mikhail Khodorkovsky

Jewish oil tycoon turned noble dissident has been imprisoned for 10 years

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Israel, Iran Maybe Met; Bibi and Putin to Meet

Plus a new dating site called Jzoog, and more in the news

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Putin Refuses To Let the Lubavitcher Rebbe’s Library Leave Moscow

An international cast of characters is embroiled in a bizarre legal dispute over the late rabbi’s personal collection of books

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Why Is Biden Speaking at J Street?

Just weeks after the group, unlike AIPAC, wouldn’t support a Syria strike

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Discarded Draft of Putin’s Opinion Piece on Syria

The Russian premier got a lot of help from the editors

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Did Vladimir Putin Bait a Trap for the United States in Damascus?

Why the Russian president has every reason to cross Barack Obama’s “red line” on Syria, and elsewhere in the Middle East

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Why the IOC’s Olympic-sized, Big Gay Russian Problem Isn’t Going Away—and Shouldn’t

Jews, too, have a stake in the Olympic committee’s cowardly attempt to stifle gay rights protests at Sochi this winter

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Russia’s Middle-East End Game, at the Hands of the Post-Soviet Grandmaster

Why Putin believes U.S. policies in the Middle East since the Arab Spring have been misguided, unprincipled, and dangerous

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Russia to Offer Iran an Air Defense System

Oh yes, and will help revive nuclear talks as well

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The Children of Refuseniks Report From the Frontlines of Putin’s Russia

Journalists Masha Gessen, Miriam Elder, and Michael Idov talk about a changing Russia and their place in it

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Putins on the Fritz, Splitting on the Doch of the Fray

Putin and Murdoch lead our divorce round-up

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Russia’s Middle-East Gambit

The Syrian civil war puts Moscow’s relations with the West, Turkey, the Gulf States, and Israel to a serious test

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Daybreak: Bibi to Plead With Putin Over Syria

Plus Joyce Brothers (1927-2013) and Israeli settlements for Palestinians

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To Russia With Loathing

It’s time to take on Russia

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Putin Is Wrong About My Kids

Our adopted children escaped the misery of Russian orphanages. Others won’t be as lucky.

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Russia, Wannabe Superpower

Will Putin’s ban on adoptions finally help U.S. officials grasp the nature of Russia’s political leadership?

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Daybreak: Pew: Support for Israel High After Gaza

Plus a member of Satmar community gets indicted on attack on rabbi

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Daybreak: Putin Throws Assad Under the Bus

Plus the second-oldest known fragment of the Hebrew bible has been digitized

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Sundown: Russia Against Iran (Sanctions)

Plus, will the Camp David Accords be altered?

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A Lieberman/Lieberman Axis?

Joe Lieberman rumored to be Romney pick for Secretary of State

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Massacre Prompts Move Toward Regime Change

U.S. seeks Russian support as civil war takes on sectarian dimensions

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