Wednesday, June 28, 2017



German writers on Odessa

Odessa was very far away, even for most of the Germans living in Russia. Traveling there was difficult, and many Europeans could never imagine...
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...

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,...

The “Wolf Man” of Odessa: Sigmund Freud’s Famous Patient

The brief dream of a young Odessa boy left a lasting mark on the entire field of psychology – and may have given us...

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...

Are Odessa Officials Ready for Decentralization?

Ukraine prepares to devolve power to regions but questions remain over capabilities of local authorities When national and local governments fail to meet society’s needs,...

Simon Sebag Montefiore’s Ode to Charms of Odessa

Globally acclaimed historian and author Simon Sebag Montefiore is convinced that Odessa is unlike any other city. About the author: Simon Sebag Montefiore is a...
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