History

History

Remembering The Bloodiest Days of Ukraine’s Revolution

Four years ago today, Ukrainian special forces fired on protesters gathered on Kyiv’s Maidan nezalezhnosti (Independence Square), wounding, maiming, and killing demonstrators against President...

A Dialogue With Historian Serhii Plokhii

Serhii Plokhii is one of the most prominent contemporary historians specializing in the history of Ukraine across the English speaking world. Plokhii is the...

The History of Plăcintă From Ancient Rome To Modern Odessa

The Plăcintă is Bessarabia’s traditional pastry. It resembles a thin, small round or square-shaped cake and is usually filled with a variety of soft...

Korney Chukovsky: Odessa’s Famous And Also Unknown Writer

He was Vladimir Zhabotinsky’s childhood friend; a defender of Boris Pasternak and Anna Akhmatova; translator of Oscar Wilde, Mark Twain and Rudyard Kipling; chronicler...

60th Anniversary Of Elite Ukrainian School In Odessa

School No. 9 opened up in the very center of Odessa, on Gavannaya Street in 1957. Today, the school is known as Gymnasium No....

The Decommunizing Of Taras Shevchenko

The remarkable poet and artist who is considered to be the father of the modern Ukrainian nation means different things to different people. It...

This Story Allegedly Took Place At The Odessa Film Studio

Wether it is true or not, this story is dedicated to all fans of cinema and mysticism. It was the 70’s when the filmmakers at...

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...

Steampunk Revolution Comes To Ukrainian Comic Books

The commemoration of the centenary of the events of 1917 has been taken up in very different ways by the various post-Soviet nations. The...

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...