History

History

The Different Ways That Christmas Is Celebrated Around Europe

  Christmas is considered to be the main holiday of the year in most Christian societies but it is celebrated in vastly different ways across...

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...

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...

Brief Tales of Odessa’s Musical History

The Bee Gees, The Mystery Of Liszt’s Grand Piano, Tchaikovsky and Odessa’s Wunderkinder Many talented pianists and violinists have come out of Odessa. The city...

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...

How Can We Return the Richters to Ukraine?

The year 2015 marked the 100th anniversary of Sviatoslav Richter’s birth. Richter’s native city did not let the moment pass by. All over Odessa,...

“Babyn Yar: History And Memory”: A Book About More Than The Past

The book “Babyn Yar: History and Memory” appeared just before the 75th anniversary of the tragedy that took place in Babyn Yar during the...

Pericles Stavrov, Odessan Greek Poet

The poet Pericles Stavrov is known to lovers of literature as one of the great poets of the 20th century. This article is based...

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...

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...