Fifty years ago, a group of daring Georgian Jews openly asked for freedom. Their ‘Letter of the Eighteen’ remains one of the most consequential moments in the history of European Jewry, paving the way for the exodus of 1.5 million Soviet Jews.
‘Operation Wedding’ is directed by Anat Zalmanson-Kuznetsov, whose parents led the Leningrad plane hijacking that was ultimately foiled by the KGB
The 60th anniversary of Jan Peerce’s landmark Cold War Moscow show, where a final encore pointed the way to deliverance
Nika Vashakidze’s film about refuseniks offers a new perspective on the complexity of Jewish life in the Soviet Union in the 1970s and 1980s. ‘Alyad’ premieres in New York on Wednesday.
New novel ‘The Betrayers’ boldly places at its center the most famous refusenik and all he represents for Soviet Jewry
Boris Fishman’s dark new novel explores the tensions between a grandson and his elders as he evolves into an American
Gary Shteyngart’s new memoir is a touching meditation on the origins, nature, and limits of humor
On the 26th anniversary of Freedom Sunday, a photographer uses objects to look at the immigrant experience
Journalists Masha Gessen, Miriam Elder, and Michael Idov talk about a changing Russia and their place in it