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Wrestling With Dark History: Soviet Holocaust Films And The New Ukraine

Despite the fact that almost half of all Jewish victims of the Nazi Holocaust were killed on the territory of the Soviet Union, their...

Making Modernism: On Odessa’s Most Pristine Parisian, Vladimir Baranov-Rossine 

The remarkable Odessa educated, French-Russian-Jewish artist Vladimir Baranov-Rossine was killed in the holocaust, but his work lives on. In recent decades he has become...

On Translating Marina Tsvetaeva

Marina Tsvetaeva (1982-1941) was one of the great Russian language poets of the 20th century. She was greatly admired by Russian-American poet Joseph Brodsky: ...

Make Ukrainian Street Photography Mainstream

It’s hardly a surprise that cities are becoming a subject of academic study. Sociology, history, landscape urbanism and more general “urban studies” have all...

An Interview With Jerome Vacher, The Outgoing IMF Representative In Ukraine

The French IMF Resident Representative in Ukraine, Jerome Vacher, was appointed to his position in the spring of 2013, and is now leaving his...

The Literary's Museum Conference on Issac Babel with "Finding Babel" director David Novack

On July 14th, the Odessa Review and the Literary Museum in Odessa hosted a miniature academic conference about Issac Babel - his artifacts, his...

“Euromaidan. Rough Cut” Documentary Online Premiere

The international festival of documentary film about human rights Docudays UA begins the new season of online premieres at DOCU/PROSTIR (docuspace.org). For the anniversary...

The Odessan Dvorik

The Ukrainian and Russian words “dvorik” and “dvor” (or dvoriki and dvori in plural) are frequently translated into English as either “courtyard” or “patio,”...

Malevich’s Kyiv Period Is Newly Fashionable

This October saw a remarkable conference take place in Kyiv on the legacy of the great artist whose Ukrainian ties are only now garnering...

The Architectural And Cultural Treasures Of Odessan Dachas

When Spring truly arrives in Odessa, sometime in April or May, many Odessites suddenly recall that they have a “dacha.” A “dacha” is a...