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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: ...

The Intrepid And Dashing 90’s At The Odessa Museum Of Modern Art

A Review of the Exhibition at Odessa’s Museum of Modern Art Deals with the Art Scene that Followed the Collapse of the Soviet Union The...

Tracing the History Of Odessa’s Rock Movement

Is there such a phenomenon as an “Odessa sound” in post-Soviet rock n roll? In the same way there was a distinct Chicago sound...

Making Modernism: French-Ukrainian Artist Sonia Delaunay Returns To Odessa. Or Does She?

Sonia Delaunay (November 14, 1885 – December 5, 1979) was a French painter and textile designer born in Ukraine, who spent most of her...

Odessa Tales By Boris Khersonsky

When the Odessa Intelligentsia was a little girl, the favorites among all of her toys were her dolls. In her expansive collection she had not...

Promoting Tolerance Through Film: A Conversation With Docudays UA Human Rights Program Coordinator Nadiya...

The International Documentary Film Festival Docudays UA will be held in Kyiv at the end of March. In the past few years, it has...

Lenin’s Tumble: The Iconoclasm Of Ukraine’s Decommunization

Ukraine's official efforts at Decommunization were passed into law by the Verhovna Rada in the spring of 2015. Secret security service archives were opened...

Happy 222nd Birthday Odessa – Letter From The Publisher

With the fourth issue of the The Odessa Review completed it is a good moment to stop and take stock of what we have...

Koktebel Jazz Festival Diary: Days 1 + 2.

Ukraine’s Independence Day celebration this year in the Odessa port town of Chernomorsk was a very special affair this year as it coincided with...

Brief Tales of Odessa’s Musical History

The Bee Gees, The Mystery Of Liszt’s Grand Piano, Tchaikovsky and Odessa’s Wunderkinder Many talented pianists and violinists have come out of Odessa. The city...