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  • Ukraine’s Jewish leaders celebrate electoral defeat of far right

    May 27, 2014 | 11:07 am

    Jewish leaders in Ukraine expressed satisfaction with the poor showing of ultranationalist candidates in the country’s presidential elections and the victory by oligarch Viktor Poroshenko.

    Poroshenko, from Odessa, won 54.4 percent of Sunday’s vote, eliminating the need for a...

  • As crucial vote nears, Ukrainian activists warn candidates: Don’t betray us

    May 20, 2014 | 10:11 am

    Even in normal times, Kiev can feel like a city perpetually under construction. Potholes are “fixed” with flimsy coverings, ramshackle scaffolding clings precariously to the sides of buildings, and tangles of electric wires seem ever ready to combust.

    But since the outbreak of...

  • In Crimea, some Jews feel safer under Russian occupation

    March 4, 2014 | 1:02 pm

    Shortly after Russian soldiers occupied the Crimean city of Sevastopol last week, Leah Cyrlikova took her two children out for an afternoon stroll in a city park.

    When they passed a group of soldiers, they stopped to have a friendly chat and pose with them for photos.


  • Ukraine Jews hunkering down amid turmoil

    February 25, 2014 | 10:04 am

    The turmoil in Ukraine has left one of Europe’s largest Jewish communities on edge.

    After an outbreak of violence in Kiev last week that left dozens of protesters and policemen dead, President Viktor Yanukovych fled the capital and parliament installed an interim leader to take...

  • Ukraine marks Babi Yar massacre anniversary

    October 3, 2011 | 11:36 am

    Ukraine marked the 70th anniversary of the massacre at Babi Yar, one of the deadliest of the Holocaust.

    Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman presided over Monday’s ceremony at the Babi Yar ravine in Kiev. Some 33,771 Jews were murdered...