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Happy 222nd Birthday Odessa – Letter From The Publisher

With the fourth issue of the The Odessa Review completed it is a good moment to stop and take stock of what we have...

Visiting the Belgorod-Dnestrovsk Fortress – A Landmark Of Ancient Architecture

The expansion of Ancient Greek culture on the coast of the Black Sea, Roman excursions into Asia, the invasions by Scythians and Sarmatians, the...

Outcomes and Winners of “Docudays” 15th International Film Festival: War with a Female Face

March 30th was the last day of the 15th International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival in Kyiv. This year participants included 62 films from...

Odessa’s Monuments as Displaced Persons

There weren’t many monuments in old Odessa – they could be counted on one’s fingers. Among them, the famous Duc de Richelieu or just...

An American Innocent Abroad Meets A New York Dandy In Odessa

Along with its hard-nosed skepticism, Odessa is renowned for an acerbic sense of humor, expressed most characteristically in iconic set-piece anecdotes. While most of...

Making Modernism: French-Ukrainian Artist Sonia Delaunay Returns To Odessa. Or Does She?

Sonia Delaunay (November 14, 1885 – December 5, 1979) was a French painter and textile designer born in Ukraine, who spent most of her...

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...

Odessa Tales By Boris Khersonsky

Once, at the dawn of Perestroika, I phoned the Odessa Intelligentsia. “Pronto,” – replied the familiar, slightly raspy voice. “She’s been to Naples again!” – I...

A Popular Dance Collective In Poltava Sustains Ukrainian Folk Traditions

The “Ltava” Honored Ensemble of Song and Dance in the northern Ukrainian city of Poltava has drawn dedicated volunteers and performers to help it...

March 16 – April 15, British and Ukrainian Artists in Kharkiv

Emerging British and Ukrainian Artists Show their Work in Kharkiv The British Council opens the 2018 exhibition season with a presentation of works by UK...