People

People

Kateryna Babkina

Kateryna Babkina — is a master of literature, in the sense that all of her many occupations, actions and interests, are in one way or another connected with literature. By education Katya is a...

My Odessa: Yulia Verba

The writer Yulia Verba has just published a very funny book of short stories “Spawn of the Moldovanka” about her childhood in Odessa’s Moldovanka neighborhood. She first trained as an engineer, though she did...

Assisting Russian Refugees And Emigres Living In Ukraine Without Legal Status

Over the course of the events of the past three years, as the democratic situation in Russia has degraded numerous Russians have relocated to Ukraine. Increased pressure on those who disagree with the Kremlin’s...

My Odessa: Nika Lozovskaya

The Paris educated founder of Odessa's chic new restaurant Dizyngoff speaks about her childhood home on the corner of Pushkinska street.  My favorite place in Odessa is at the intersection of Pushkinskaya and Lanzheronovskaya streets....

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 last century. KVN is a combination of student's comic theater,...

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...

On Human Rights And Contemporary Journalism With Natalia Antelava

Natalia Antelava is an award winning, Emmy-nominated journalist, and a native of Tbilisi, Georgia. She is a former foreign correspondent for BBC, where she covered events from West Africa to the South Caucasus to...

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...

A Home For Tolerance And Equality In Odessa

According to the Human Rights Watch report of 2016, homophobia and intolerance towards the LGBT community are still widespread throughout Ukraine. Gay people are often attacked physically and undergo diverse forms of social opprobrium...

Odessa Designer Julie Paskal

Founded by the vivacious 26-year-old designer Julie Paskal, the eponymous brand has become one of the brightest names in the Ukrainian fashion world. Paskal's brand has also gone way beyond the local market, and...