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On The Life And Death Of Yevgeny Yevtushenko

The Russian dissident was a flamboyant and remarkable figure who was in excellent physical shape until his death at the age 83 on April 1st. His seminal 1961 poem 'Babi Yar'  which spoke about...

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...

My Odessa: Oleg Nikolaev

The socially active owner of the Frebule restaurant, the Make My Cake pastry shop and the White Whale coffee chain speaks about the newly reconstructed open air theater. The Green Theater was created by my...

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...

Memories Of Yevgeny Yevtushenko

A Russian-American student with family roots in Ukraine, who studied with the great poet at the City University of New York recalls his magnetic personality.  The first person to have ever stood in front of...

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....

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...

Film, Music, And Freedom – The Work Of Alla Zagaykevych

  The composer Alla Zagaykevych is a real character. Her work in film is not the main arena in which Ukrainian composer Alla Zagaykevych flexes her creative muscle. She is more known for her orchestral...

Ernst Neizvestny’s Legacy In Odessa

The great Russian-American sculptor Ernst Neizvestny’s passing in New York City at the age of 91 truly brings an epoch to a closing. The sculptures of Neizvestny (his last name means “unknown” in Russian)...

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...