Wednesday, March 29, 2017

History

History

Visiting the Belgorod-Dnestrovsk Fortress – A Landmark Of Ancient Architecture

The expansion of Ancient Greek culture on the coast of the Black Sea, Roman excursions into Asia, the invasions by Scythians and Sarmatians, the...

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...

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...

In Memory Of Orest Subtelny – Founding Father Of Modern Ukrainian History

The Canadian academic introduced millions of post-Soviet Ukrainians to formerly supressed aspects of the Ukrainian national story and helped lay the foundations for a...

75th Anniversary Of Babyn Yar Commemorations Held In Ukraine

The anniversary attracted elites from across Europe and around the world, with Ukraine's politicians recognizing the need to properly mark the massacre to break...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Classical Music’s Pedagogue: Stolyarsky

Many recognize Odessa’s Stolyarsky School of Music as a truly special musical institution. It was in fact the first of many specialized music schools in...
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