History

History

Twenty Years Of Bridge-Building

Since 1997, the intellectual journal Krytyka has projected an alternate future program for Ukraine: democracy, openness, internationalism. For twenty years, The journal has been...

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...

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...

Classical Music’s Pedagogue: Stolyarsky

Many recognize Odessa’s Stolyarsky School of Music as a truly special musical institution. It was in fact the first of many specialized music schools in...

30 Years After The Sinking Of The Admiral Nakhimov

For Odessa the celebration of the 25th anniversary of Ukraine’s independence on August 24th correlates with another anniversary, albeit a sad one.  Thirty years...

A Short History Of Jewish Political Parties In Ukraine

Jewish political parties in Ukraine were partisan, ideological, fragmented, and ultimately crushed. But they left an indelible mark on Jewish history. The notion of “political...

Visiting the Belgorod-Dnestrovsk Fortress – A Landmark Of Ancient Architecture

The expansion of Ancient Greek culture on the coast of the Black Sea, Roman excursions into Asia, the invasions by Scythians and Sarmatians, 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...

Ukraine And The 1917 Revolution In London

The head of the Ukrainian Institute in London writes about the reception of the 100th anniversary of the 1917 revolution in London. In autumn...

KVN and Odessa: Between Humor and Politics

KVN (Club of the Cheerful and Resourceful) is both a game and a TV show, created for Soviet TV in the middle of the...