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A Ukrainian Journalist Responds To Barack Obama’s Great Book

By Oksana Kamienieva, participant of The Odessa Review journalism seminar and workshop The Audacity of Hope was the second book written by the American President Barack Obama...

Kafka On Screen In Western Ukraine

Ukrainian Director Ivan Orlenko On His Debute Film “In Our Synagogue”. “In Our Synagogue” is the first film by Ukrainian director Ivan Orlenko. The 30-minute,...

Wrestling With Dark History: Soviet Holocaust Films And The New Ukraine

Despite the fact that almost half of all Jewish victims of the Nazi Holocaust were killed on the territory of the Soviet Union, their...

Andrea Chalupa Answers Four Questions About Orwell

1.Let us begin with Orwell. There is a resurgence now of interest in the work of Orwell with all of the issues surrounding fake...

21st Century War: Conflict As Political Theatre

The man was as insistent as he was drunk. He leaned in; his reeking breath was repellent. “Putin he Strong, he strong!” he slurred. “Kyiv...

Ukrainian Film Submission For The 2017 Academy Awards

The Ukrainian Oscar Committee, set up by Ukraine’s National Union of Cinematographers with the participation of Ukraine’s Association of Producers and the Ukrainian State...

Odessa In Anticipation Of Christmas And The New Year: In 2017 And 200 Years...

By Alexandra Pakina, participant of The Odessa Review journalism seminar and workshop The New Year is on its way. The city adorns itself with festive decorations....

Do You Hear What I Hear: Holiday Music Traditions That Bring Communities Together

Cultural traditions, especially near-universal and well-established ones surrounding the winter holidays, offer an avalanche of stimuli for the senses — the scents and flavors...

Architect Lev Weingort, Savior Of Poltava

Many Ukrainian cities are experiencing a construction boom today. New highrise buildings, residential complexes and entire microdistricts are changing their habitual appearance. And quite...

Should Odessa Host Eurovision 2017?

The victory of Jamala, Ukraine's Crimean Tatar pop star in this year's Eurovision Song Contest, held in Stockholm, Sweden has caused some rather predicable diplomatic tensions...