"From Odessa With Love" with Vladislav Davidzon

December 8th, 2021 · 39 mins 6 secs

About this Episode

Lera and Zach talk with Atlantic Council fellow and prolific American journalist Vladislav Davidzon. Davidzon has extensively covered the Belarussian protests from within Minsk, Ukrainian political and cultural developments since 2014, and Russian elections and Navalny's impact on Moscow politics and policies. His new book From Russia With Love is now available. You can find it here: https://www.amazon.com/Odessa-Love-Political-Literary-Post-Soviet/dp/1680539663. For a recent review by the Atlantic Council check out this link: https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/ukrainealert/american-authors-timely-love-letter-to-odesa/. We hope you enjoy!

Vladislav Davidzon is a nonresident fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Eurasia Center, based in France. Since 2018, he has served as a co-producer for a television series on the effects of the dissolution of the Soviet Union and, since 2012, also serves as the European culture correspondent for Tablet Magazine in Paris, France. While working at the magazine, he has been an investigative journalist and researcher with assignments in Russia, Ukraine, England, and Poland. In 2015, Davidzon founded the Odessa Review and served as its chief editor until July 2018. While he was with Odessa Review, Davidzon helped publish 13 quarterly issues over the course of his tenure at the magazine.

His work has been featured in numerous publications, including the Wall Street Journal, World Policy Journal, the New York Observer, and the American Interest. Davidzon holds a master’s degree in human rights and democratization from the European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights in Italy and earned his bachelor’s degree at the City University of New York.

PRODUCER'S NOTE: This episode was recorded on November 12th, 2021 via Zoom.

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Co-Producer/Host: Lera Toropin (@earlportion)
Associate Producer/Host: Zach Johnson
Assistant Producer: Sergio Glajar
Assistant Producer: Misha Simanovskyy
Executive Assistant: Katherine Birch
Recording, Editing, and Sound Design: Michelle Daniel

Music Producer: Charlie Harper (Connect: facebook.com/charlie.harper.1485 Instagram: @charlieharpermusic) www.charlieharpermusic.com (Main Theme by Charlie Harper and additional background music by Charlie Harper, Ketsa, and featuring music from Serhiy Zhadan & the Dogs); Clip of Tsikhanouskaya's speech to the European Council given October 2020, taken from YouTube.

Executive Producer & Creator: Michelle Daniel (Connect: facebook.com/mdanielgeraci Instagram: @michelledaniel86) www.msdaniel.com

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