A Requiem for Russia’s Last Great Dissident, Valeriya Novodvorskaya

She was an enforcer of liberal morality in the face of cultish leader worship in the former Soviet Union. Who can take up her mantle?

Moscow Gets a Kosher Nightclub

The Shachar Club will serve kosher food and close for Shabbat

Moscow’s Long History of Intervening in Votes Like Crimea’s

Century-old Soviet method of legitimizing national self-determination lives on

Ahead of Referendum, Nothing Is Normal In Crimea

Jewish residents think about fleeing—if they have anywhere to go

Designers of New York’s High Line Set Their Sights on Moscow’s Former Ghetto

An ambitious new park is set to transform the dilapidated neighborhood that was once the Russian capital’s first Jewish quarter

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

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

Bulldozing Soviet Art

A series of exhibits focuses on Oscar Rabine. Did his 1978 exile to Paris clear new ground for dissident art?

A Look Back at a Soviet Simchat Torah

An unlikely celebration from Moscow–40 years ago

Moscow Goes Kosher

The Russian capital’s recent boom in kosher restaurants shows that kashrut isn’t just for Jews anymore

Thank You!

Thank you for subscribing to the Tablet Magazine Daily Digest.
Please tell us about you.