This year, politics was everything
Volodymyr Zelensky won the election, but can he govern?
Tablet’s Vladislav Davidzon gained special access to Volodymyr Zelensky, Ukraine’s enigmatic new leader who once played the president on TV. Here, Davidzon shares his impressions of Zelensky and his predictions for Ukraine’s political future.
With a Jewish comedian favored to win this weekend’s first round of elections, Tablet reflects on 20 years of progress with the current head of Ukraine’s Jewish community, Boris Lozhkin
The Jewish Comedian Who Went From Playing the President on Ukrainian TV to Running for President of Ukraine
In Ukraine, a simulacrum of reality TV-show politics that put Donald Trump’s version to shame
‘All this divisive stuff is going on and so they decided to put a Jew in charge!’ quipped Rabbi Bleich
Days after a Russian naval vessel rammed a Ukrainian ship and detained the sailors onboard
Kiev’s city council passed the measure after a long campaign to honor Boris Nemtsov, a staunch supporter of Ukraine’s Euromaidan revolution
It’s been a long strange trip for the anti-Communist cold warrior turned pro-Putin congressman
The prestigious Andrei Sakharov Prize was given to Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov, held in Russian prison since 2014
The ceremony held in New York also provided a rare spotlight on the low-profile founder of Ukrainian-Jewish Encounter, James Temerty
Dirt dug up in the trial of Trump’s former campaign manager about shady deals in Eastern Europe could inflame tensions between Kiev and D.C.
The trial reveals a Manafort instrumental in creating the very ‘swamp’ that his candidate Donald Trump vowed to clean up.
Svetlana Alexievich named an ‘anti-Ukrainian activist’ by controversial website
As Another Roma Is Murdered in Ukraine, Kiev’s Control Over Far-Right Paramilitary Groups Is Called Into Question
The government must act decisively and resolutely to dispel the threat to the country’s minorities
Arkady Babchenko was shot in the back while returning home from the grocery store
Godard gets stiffed. Ukrainian gets punched. Spike Lee’s KKK Disneyland. And more from the Croisette.
Czech Republic Denies Asylum to Russian Convicted of Mentioning the USSR’s Collaboration With the Nazis
Another instance of historical revisionism in Putin’s Russia