History

History

Ukraine And The 1917 Revolution In London

The head of the Ukrainian Institute in London writes about the reception of the 100th anniversary of the 1917 revolution in London. In autumn...

60th Anniversary Of Elite Ukrainian School In Odessa

School No. 9 opened up in the very center of Odessa, on Gavannaya Street in 1957. Today, the school is known as Gymnasium No....

Isaak Dunayevsky: The Red Mozart Of Soviet Cinema

Summer in Odessa! The white acacia blossoms, the beach season arrives, and live music can be heard on the streets and at the seaside...

This Story Allegedly Took Place At The Odessa Film Studio

Wether it is true or not, this story is dedicated to all fans of cinema and mysticism. It was the 70’s when the filmmakers at...

An Interview With Jerome Vacher, The Outgoing IMF Representative In Ukraine

The French IMF Resident Representative in Ukraine, Jerome Vacher, was appointed to his position in the spring of 2013, and is now leaving his...

The Architectural And Cultural Treasures Of Odessan Dachas

When Spring truly arrives in Odessa, sometime in April or May, many Odessites suddenly recall that they have a “dacha.” A “dacha” is a...

The Mystery Of Odessa’s Mascarons

Odessa’s old houses are more than they appear at first glance. Looking past the plaster balconies and air-conditioning units, its clear that these buildings...

The Decommunizing Of Taras Shevchenko

The remarkable poet and artist who is considered to be the father of the modern Ukrainian nation means different things to different people. It...

The Odessa Years of Mikhail Vrubel

Mikhail Vrubel was one of the great Russian artists of the 19th century. His association with Odessa is not often spoken about, but the...

Making Modernism: On Odessa’s Most Pristine Parisian, Vladimir Baranov-Rossine 

The remarkable Odessa educated, French-Russian-Jewish artist Vladimir Baranov-Rossine was killed in the holocaust, but his work lives on. In recent decades he has become...