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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...

A Dialogue With Historian Serhii Plokhii

Serhii Plokhii is one of the most prominent contemporary historians specializing in the history of Ukraine across the English speaking world. Plokhii is the...

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...

Korney Chukovsky: Odessa’s Famous And Also Unknown Writer

He was Vladimir Zhabotinsky’s childhood friend; a defender of Boris Pasternak and Anna Akhmatova; translator of Oscar Wilde, Mark Twain and Rudyard Kipling; chronicler...
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