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Making Modernism: Tracking The Burliuk Family In Odessa

The Burliuk brothers are known as exemplars of high modernism, but the story of the rest of the talented family is less known. This...

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...
Odessa Football

How Odessa Brought Football to the Tsarist Empire

Ever since Tsarist times, Odessa has been famed as a capital of comedy, commerce, criminality and cosmopolitanism, but it is also the place where...

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...

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...

A Symbolic Friendship: Taras Shevchenko And Ira Aldridge In Odessa and Ukraine

A newly staged play in New York City focusing on the unlikely friendship between Ukraine’s national poet Taras Shevchenko (1814-1861) and the African American...

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...

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...

The History of Plăcintă From Ancient Rome To Modern Odessa

The Plăcintă is Bessarabia’s traditional pastry. It resembles a thin, small round or square-shaped cake and is usually filled with a variety of soft...
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