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A Conversation with Yegor Grebennikov

 The Chief Editor of The Odessa Review Vladislav Davidzon met up with Yegor Grebennikov in his Odessa office to discuss Impact Investment and his projects in the city of Odessa. Grebennikov is founder of...

Coda Story

‘Stay on the Story’ is an apt motto for Coda, a new journalism startup based in Tbilisi and New York City that hopes to reshape the way the media reports the news. Coda, which...

My Odessa: Evgeniy Weissberg

When I look at someone’s face, I can’t highlight the nose, eyes or lips separately. I like or dislike it all together. That’s also the way I feel about Odessa. As an architect, I know...

The Simplicity Man

Twenty years ago, Sergey Makhno was a graffiti artist. Now, he’s one of Ukraine’s top architects, a man working to move the country beyond Sovietesque design to something simple, functional and beautiful. It’s 2017, and Kyiv is experiencing...

Alexander Dragan: Portrait Of An Odessa Illustrator

Alexander Dragan is a Odessa-based illustrator, who got his professional start working in the design industry and in television. This year constituted his breakout with his growing from being a newbie to being a...

Daria Shapovalova: Technology Will Save Fashion

Daria Shapovalova is set on expanding the boundaries of the Ukrainian fashion scene. First, she put Ukraine on the fashion world’s map as a journalist by discovering Ukrainian designers for world-famous retailers and press....

My Odessa: Nikolay Karabinovych

The Fine Arts Museum is a very important place for me, as it must be for any artist. If I have a free hour then I’ll go to Sofievskaya Street. It is an old...

Is Ze’ev Volkov The Antidote To Modern Tourism?

The expert guide to Jewish Ukraine says it's not the sites that are important, but how we reflect on them.  If you want to learn about the Jewish history of Ukraine, there are few better...

Jennifer Clement Speaks About The PEN International Congress Held In Lviv

Jennifer Clement is President of PEN International and the first woman to be elected to the office. She is an American-Mexican writer and the author of the cult classic memoir “Widow Basquiat”, as well...

The Inimitable Vitaly Portnikov On Jews And Revolution

For twenty five years Vitaly Portnikov has been one of Ukraine’s leading journalists and political commentators. Born in Kyiv in 1967, Portnikov soon moved to Moscow to study at the Moscow University Faculty of...