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September 1st In Odessa: A Farewell To Flowers Or Arms?

A few days before autumn classes began, I checked the school’s announcement board for the schedule of the first day and noticed a curious...

Top 5 for the Weekend of September 2-4

Symphonic music concert at the Odessa Philharmonic September 1, 2 at 7pm In honor of the 222nd anniversary of the Odessa City, the Odessa National Philharmonic...

30 Years After The Sinking Of The Admiral Nakhimov

For Odessa the celebration of the 25th anniversary of Ukraine’s independence on August 24th correlates with another anniversary, albeit a sad one.  Thirty years...

Odessa’s DOCU/XIT Program Recap: Powerful Films That Need To Be Seen

Тhe festival of documentary features about human rights Docudays UA took place on March 25th this year in Kyiv. Four top-notch works of the...

Jazz Improv, Odessa-style

Yuri Kuznetsov, Odessa’s great Jazz man sadly passed away in May of 2016. The Odessa Review is commemorating Kuznetsov through the words of his friend Sergei...

Daydreaming About Odessa’s Soho: The Revival Of The ‘Devolanovsky’ Descent

For decades, the Devolansky Descent (or the ‘Ditch’), the long street stretching from the foot of the port to the plaza about a kilometer...

My Path To Bruno Schulz, The Messiah From Drohobych

Bruno Schulz, the great Jewish, Polish and Ukrainian Modernist writer, has become a cult favorite in the decades after he was murdered by a...

Top 5 for the Weekend of August 19-21

Andrey Lubka August 20  at 7pm A literary evening with contemporary Ukrainian poet, translator and essayist.  Andrey Lubka is the author of poetry collections, participant of...

Remembering Babyn Yar: A 1966 Speech And 50 Years Later

The official 75th anniversary commemorations of the Nazi massacres that took place at the Babyn Yar ravine in Kyiv will take place in the...

Russian Conceptual Artist Petr Pavlensky Gives Sensational Lecture On Violent Political Art, Evening Ends...

By Vladislav Davidzon Russia’s best known contemporary artist arrived to deliver a lecture to an over filled hall in Odessa’s Impact Hub on Friday night....