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Ukraine Declares Martial Law and Putin Claims that Kiev Could Get Away With ‘Eating Babies’

 

Days after a Russian naval vessel rammed a Ukrainian ship and detained the sailors onboard

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The Crisis of Constantinople

After millennia, the Russian and Ukrainian Orthodox churches are splitting apart, fracturing the unity of Constantinople and possibly escalating the war between the two nations

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A Ban on Russian Books

The largest city in Western Ukraine votes to ban Russian-language cultural products

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Will the Manafort Trial Turn Trump Against Ukraine?

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.

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Ukraine Barks at the Russian Bear

Are symbolic threats involving bears a sign of bigger escalations to come between Ukraine and Russia?

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A Ukrainian Insider on Manafort, Man About Town in Kiev

The trial reveals a Manafort instrumental in creating the very ‘swamp’ that his candidate Donald Trump vowed to clean up.

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Last-Minute Threat Cancels Nobel Laureate Speech in Odessa

Svetlana Alexievich named an ‘anti-Ukrainian activist’ by controversial website

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In the Vernadsky Library

Newly digitized recordings offer an unprecedented glimpse of the Ukrainian-Jewish past

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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

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Israel Is Losing the Social Media War

Why military supremacy is no longer enough for a Jewish state fighting on asymmetric fronts against nonstate actors with the ability to shape public perceptions and war narratives

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Farewell to Kira Muratova, Ukraine’s Late, Great Filmmaker

Misanthropic and reclusive, her works defied Soviet censorship and defined a generation

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About That Assassination in Kiev…

Less than 24 hours after he was allegedly assassinated, Putin critic Arkadi Babchenko appears at a press conference to speak of a Ukrainian sting operation to catch his assailants

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Russian Journalist Critical of Putin Assassinated in Kiev

Arkady Babchenko was shot in the back while returning home from the grocery store

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Fake News From Cannes

Sergei Loznitsa’s dark, formalist ‘Donbass,’ set in the occupied eastern region of Ukraine, is a harrowing and sophisticated fictionalized account of the reach of Putin’s Russia

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In Ukraine, Speculations About the Manafort Investigation Continue

In the wake of an explosive New York Times article, new questions—and few answers—arise

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Anatomy of a Pogrom

How the anti-Jewish riot in Kishinev, then the capital of the Bessarabia Governorate in the Russian Empire, unfolded on April 19 and 20, 1903—an excerpt from a new history

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In Ukrainian Politics, It’s Fear, Loathing, and Chaos

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

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Is Ukraine’s Holocaust Memorial at Babi Yar in Trouble?

Symbolic commemoration of a massacre is subsumed in national politics

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Did Tony Podesta and Paul Manafort Know They Were Taking Dirty Money in Ukraine?

The Trump and Clinton campaigns both had ties to Russian political proxies

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Ukrainians Ask: Was Their Hero an Anti-Semite? And Should His Statue Be Removed?

Or is the whole thing just Vladimir Putin, trolling freely?

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The Sickening Cost of Lenin’s Revolution

Victor Sebestyen’s engaging ‘Lenin’ and Anne Applebaum’s meticulous ‘Red Famine: Stalin’s War on Ukraine’ help explain why a century later the central amorality of the unfulfilled Utopian ideal is still with us

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Arkady Gendler, a Paragon of the Yiddish Revival Movement, Dead at 95

Arkady, who lost his entire family in the Holocaust, was a ‘Yiddish rock star’

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In Post-Soviet Ukraine, Victory Day Is a Matter of Interpretation

Protesters flock to numerous pro-Russia marches commemorating the Soviet Union’s victory over Nazi Germany

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Why Is Ukraine Investigating a 94-year-old Jewish Soviet Army Veteran?

The case of Boris Steckler, a war hero accused of killing a Nazi collaborator, is the latest salvo in the Ukrainian government’s memory wars

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American Couple Aims to Preserve Remnants of a Ukrainian Shtetl

A search for their family’s Jewish roots inspired Californians Marla and Jay Osborn to establish the Rohatyn Jewish Heritage organization

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The Ukrainian MP Who Leaked Paul Manafort’s Secrets Speaks to Tablet

Serhiy Leshchenko publicized documents allegedly revealing an effort by Trump’s former campaign manager to cover up payments he received from a pro-Russian political party in Ukraine

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Breaking Manafort Scandals Reveal the Rot at the Heart of the Trump Campaign; Russia Wins

Rival Ukrainian government factions also have their reasons for dropping dirt on the former campaign manager and consultant to the underbelly of world governance

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Ukrainian Politician Nadia Savchenko Questions ‘Jewish Yoke’ Over Country

The anti-Semitic remarks are a confounding addition to the legacy of a national heroine

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Historic Cemeteries in Ruin

Jewish graveyards in Eastern Europe are crumbling, neglected, and vandalized. Who will be responsible for protecting them—and their communities’ history?

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