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The Master And His Time: On Ukrainian Artist Fedir Krychevsky

The Ukrainian artist Fedir Krychevsky, who was a refugee, a very handsome man and a romantic spirit, became a symbolic figure within Ukrainian modern...

Odessa Tales By Boris Khersonsky

When the Odessa Intelligentsia was a little girl, the favorites among all of her toys were her dolls. In her expansive collection she had not...

A Conversation With Alexei Botvinov, Music Director And Pianist

Alexei Botvinov is widely considered to be one of Ukraine's premiere pianists, and one of the greatest performers of the works of Sergei Rachmaninoff...

The Third Odessa International Literature Festival

The festival takes place for the third year in Odessa between September 28th and October 1, 2017. Now In its third year, the Odessa Literary...

Outcomes and Winners of “Docudays” 15th International Film Festival: War with a Female Face

March 30th was the last day of the 15th International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival in Kyiv. This year participants included 62 films from...

How The Soviet Union Suppressed The Holocaust To Fight “Nationalism”

The Soviet authorities didn’t want their own historical narrative to face competition. That meant obliterating memory, rebuilding historical narratives, and suppressing literature. This article was...

Eulogies for Yuri Kuznetsov

The very romantic Soviet and Russian literary tradition of writing poetry to commemorate one's departed friends is still alive and well in Odessa.  After...

Odessa In Anticipation Of Christmas And The New Year: In 2017 And 200 Years...

By Alexandra Pakina, participant of The Odessa Review journalism seminar and workshop The New Year is on its way. The city adorns itself with festive decorations....

Odessa Tales By Boris Khersonsky

  Once we met up with the Odessa Intelligentsia in order to go to the beach. We decided to meet on the corner of Bebel...

An American Innocent Abroad Meets A New York Dandy In Odessa

Along with its hard-nosed skepticism, Odessa is renowned for an acerbic sense of humor, expressed most characteristically in iconic set-piece anecdotes. While most of...