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
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
Misanthropic and reclusive, her works defied Soviet censorship and defined a generation
Arkady Babchenko was shot in the back while returning home from the grocery store
In the wake of an explosive New York Times article, new questions—and few answers—arise
A mafioso mayor, a former president, and the Russian Bear all contribute to the state’s political’s turmoil, but the people seem resilient in the face of uncertainty
Symbolic commemoration of a massacre is subsumed in national politics
The Trump and Clinton campaigns both had ties to Russian political proxies
Or is the whole thing just Vladimir Putin, trolling freely?