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Architect Lev Weingort, Savior Of Poltava

Many Ukrainian cities are experiencing a construction boom today. New highrise buildings, residential complexes and entire microdistricts are changing their habitual appearance. And quite...

On “Jews And Ukrainians: A Millennium Of Co-Existence”

The newly published volume “Jews and Ukrainians: A Millennium of Co-Existence”, authored by the historians Paul Robert Magocsi and Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern is a prodigious coffee...

I Am A Jew!

Viktor Yerofeyev is one of the best known Russian writers working today, the author of modern classics such as “Life with an Idiot” (which...

An English Sketch of Nineteenth Century Odessa

The 19th century British traveler discovers a cosmopolitan and colorful city whose inhabitants go out of their way to appear ‘as little Russian as...

Alfa Jazz Festival

The Alfa Jazz Festival in Lviv has become not only one of the most significant open-air events, but also one of the most important jazz events...

The Constant Surfer

In New York you're always from somewhere else. When people ask me my provenance, I tell them I'm from the South. The South of...

Justice in Quotes

  First I had dealings with Benya Krik, then with Lyubka Shneyveys. Do these words mean anything to you? Do they leave a taste in...

On Finding Babel: An Interview With David Novack

The American documentary film maker David Novack has been coming to Odessa for more than twenty years in connection with his interest in the...

Guidebook to Imaginary Cities (a poem) by Boris Hersonsky

Guidebook to Imaginary Cities In this city everything is in reverse relation: to the center from the gate, the whole time you’ll walk not up a hill,...

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...