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75th Anniversary Of Babyn Yar Commemorations Held In Ukraine

The anniversary attracted elites from across Europe and around the world, with Ukraine's politicians recognizing the need to properly mark the massacre to break...

A Guide To The 46th Kyiv International Film Festival Molodist

The 46th Kyiv International Film Festival Molodist, one of the most important happenings in Ukrainian cinema, is taking place this autumn in Kyiv at...

Docudays Festival UA 2018

  Read more of Ulyana Dovgan's film criticism here.   This year, Docudays UA, the most prominent Ukrainian festival of creative documentary film is set to begin...

Vlada Ralko “Anatomy”: The Beginning Of A New Era For The Odessa Fine Art...

  2018 promises to be a very big year of radical change for the Odessa Fine Art Museum. After four of months of both political...
Odessa Football

How Odessa Brought Football to the Tsarist Empire

Ever since Tsarist times, Odessa has been famed as a capital of comedy, commerce, criminality and cosmopolitanism, but it is also the place where...

Babel’s Extended Ode to Odessa

'Odessa' by Isaac Babel Translated by Val Vinokur Photo by Igor Sytnik Odessa is a nasty town. Everybody knows this. Instead of saying “what’s the difference,” over...

Contemporary Art Shines Mirror To Ukrainian Society: Roma Gromov

In tandem with his artistic partner Dima Erlikh, Roma Gromov has been well known in Odessa’s art scene for quite some time. Besides creating...

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...

Odessa Tales By Boris Khersonsky

For a very short period of time, the Odessa Intelligentsia had worked as the head editor at a local newspaper. After receiving this title,...

Taking Isaac Babel to Canada

Hip Hop innovator ‘Socalled’ reflects on adapting Babel’s Odessa Tales for Canadian audiences – in Yiddish! I had first discovered Babel’s writing by accident rummaging...