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The University of Essex marks the centenary of the Russian Revolution with an exhibition that explores the rise and fall of the cult of Vladimir Lenin. From the exhilaration of the early Soviet years, to the systematic imposition of...
The head of the Ukrainian Institute in London writes about the reception of the 100th anniversary of the 1917 revolution in London. In autumn 2017, the Institute will continue its series “The Century of Ukrainian Revolutions: 1917-2017,” a curated...
The Odessa-born artist and fashion designer bears the famous last name of her father, the accomplished architect and sculptor Mikhail Reva. However, her breakout success is clearly a consequence of her own will and talent. Her bold and original illustrations...

People

Internal Displacement And Hardship Meet Opportunity

A group of exceptional students from backgrounds of economic disadvantage and internal displacement find intellectual challenge and community in the Odessa chapter of an intensive English language program. Alex is fourteen years old. He is...

An Architectural Strategy For Odessa: A Dialogue With Ruslan Tarpan

The builder and restorer Ruslan Tarpаn is a prominent figure in the Odessa business world, but has a media reputation of being a private person. He is widely respected for his association with the...

Odessa Designer Julie Paskal

Founded by the vivacious 26-year-old designer Julie Paskal, the eponymous brand has become one of the brightest names in the Ukrainian fashion world. Paskal's brand has also gone way beyond the local market, and...

Literature

Taking Isaac Babel to Canada

Hip Hop innovator ‘Socalled’ reflects on adapting Babel’s Odessa Tales for Canadian audiences – in Yiddish! I had first discovered Babel’s writing by accident rummaging...

James Bond is From Odessa

From Ukraine with Love: Hollywood’s favorite British spy, James Bond, was inspired by the great Odessa born adventurer.   Everyone knows the world’s most famous secret...

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My Odessa: Yulia Verba

The writer Yulia Verba has just published a very funny book of short stories “Spawn of the Moldovanka” about her childhood in Odessa’s Moldovanka...

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