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Society and Culture

Forging Hope in Exile: Interview with Guzel Yakhina, author of Zuleikha Opens Her Eyes

BY IZABELLA TABAROVSKY

Кто такой «Советский человек» сегодня? Интервью с директором «Левада-центра» Львом Гудковым

МАКСИМ ТРУДОЛЮБОВ

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Who Is “Soviet Man” Today? An Interview with Levada Center’s Lev Gudkov

BY MAXIM TRUDOLYUBOV

For the Russian-language version of the interview, please follow here. The English-language version has been slightly edited for length.

Soviet-Jewish Refugees and Their Political Preferences in the United States and Israel

Following the dissolution of the Soviet Union, one million Soviet Jewish refugees went to Israel and half a million went to the United States. Thirty years later, what can we say about this group’s political preferences? To what extent are their political attitudes shaped by their Soviet past and to what extent by local political culture? Are there issues unique to this set of voters? Ze’ev Khanin, a leading expert on the Russian Jewish community in Israel and the diaspora, addressed these questions.

Russia: A Church-Building Nation Whose Traditionalism Is a Myth

BY MAXIM TRUDOLYUBOV

Russians are told constantly that their country stands as a bulwark against the West’s moral corruption. In fact, if there is anything resembling official ideology promoted by the Kremlin, it would be the Russians’ professed ability to hold on to the traditions of their forefathers.

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