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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...

Remembering Babyn Yar: A 1966 Speech And 50 Years Later

The official 75th anniversary commemorations of the Nazi massacres that took place at the Babyn Yar ravine in Kyiv will take place in the...

Babel’s Extended Ode to Odessa

'Odessa' by Isaac Babel Translated by Val Vinokur Photo by Igor Sytnik Odessa is a nasty town. Everybody knows this. Instead of saying “what’s the difference,” over...

Interview with Hobart Earle

Hobart Earle has been the music director and principal conductor of the Odessa Philharmonic Orchestra for as long as independent Ukraine has existed. A...

Simon Sebag Montefiore’s Ode to Charms of Odessa

Globally acclaimed historian and author Simon Sebag Montefiore is convinced that Odessa is unlike any other city. About the author: Simon Sebag Montefiore is a...

Russian Conceptual Artist Petr Pavlensky Gives Sensational Lecture On Violent Political Art, Evening Ends...

By Vladislav Davidzon Russia’s best known contemporary artist arrived to deliver a lecture to an over filled hall in Odessa’s Impact Hub on Friday night....

Made in Odessa: On Six Musicians With Odessa Roots

When studying the biographies of famous musicians, composers and singers, unexpected discoveries will be made. It should not surprise anyone that a good deal...

Odessa talent thrills ‘Voice of Ukraine’ judges

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUejDKXfhP8 Last year Odessa singer Felix Shinder proved a big hit on popular TV show ‘Voice of Ukraine’. This year 22-year-old Odessite Tatyana Amirova iswell on her...

KVN and Odessa: Between Humor and Politics

KVN (Club of the Cheerful and Resourceful) is both a game and a TV show, created for Soviet TV in the middle of the...

Mark Twain in Odessa

The Innocents Abroad; or, The New Pilgrim's Progress is the title of the acerbically funny travelogue penned by Mark Twain during his 1867 trip through...
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