History

History

From Conflict To Cooperation: Ukrainian-Jewish Relations’ Bumpy Path

For much of the history of Ukraine, it was difficult to speak of anything akin to Ukrainian-Jewish relations. Jewish assimilation into the broader Ukrainian...

Deborah: From the Book of Uman Recollections by Mykola Bazhan

This poem appears in English for the first time, translated by Myroslav Shkandrij from the Ukrainian original. Mykola Bazhan, “Debora: Z knyhy umanskykh spohadiv,” Vitchyzna...

On Finding Babel: An Interview With David Novack

The American documentary film maker David Novack has been coming to Odessa for more than twenty years in connection with his interest in the...

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....
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...

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...

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...

Steampunk Revolution Comes To Ukrainian Comic Books

The commemoration of the centenary of the events of 1917 has been taken up in very different ways by the various post-Soviet nations. The...

Tracing the History Of Odessa’s Rock Movement

Is there such a phenomenon as an “Odessa sound” in post-Soviet rock n roll? In the same way there was a distinct Chicago sound...

Ernst Neizvestny’s Legacy In Odessa

The great Russian-American sculptor Ernst Neizvestny’s passing in New York City at the age of 91 truly brings an epoch to a closing. The...