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Central Bar Owner And Nightlife Impresario Daniel Salem Talks About The Odessa Colonnade

My favorite place in Odessa is the Colonnade across from the Vorontsov Palace. It is very special to me because of my mother — she is the one who first made me love it....

My Odessa: Nelly Kharchenko

The Legendary First Presenter Of Odessa Television Nelly Kharchenko Talks About The Odessa Philharmonic Theater It is difficult to choose a favorite place in Odessa. So many are special to me because of events that...

My Odessa: Oleg Nikolaev

The socially active owner of the Frebule restaurant, the Make My Cake pastry shop and the White Whale coffee chain speaks about the newly reconstructed open air theater. The Green Theater was created by my...

On The Life And Death Of Yevgeny Yevtushenko

The Russian dissident was a flamboyant and remarkable figure who was in excellent physical shape until his death at the age 83 on April 1st. His seminal 1961 poem 'Babi Yar'  which spoke about...

Assisting Russian Refugees And Emigres Living In Ukraine Without Legal Status

Over the course of the events of the past three years, as the democratic situation in Russia has degraded numerous Russians have relocated to Ukraine. Increased pressure on those who disagree with the Kremlin’s...

France’s Most Divisive Philosophical Debate Arrives In Odessa

It is a commonly assumed axiom that the French public loves nothing more than an adroit intellectual duel. Over the past year, attention has focused on the ongoing confrontation between French philosophical heavyweights Bernard-Henri...

The Inimitable Vitaly Portnikov On Jews And Revolution

For twenty five years Vitaly Portnikov has been one of Ukraine’s leading journalists and political commentators. Born in Kyiv in 1967, Portnikov soon moved to Moscow to study at the Moscow University Faculty of...

On Human Rights And Contemporary Journalism With Natalia Antelava

Natalia Antelava is an award winning, Emmy-nominated journalist, and a native of Tbilisi, Georgia. She is a former foreign correspondent for BBC, where she covered events from West Africa to the South Caucasus to...

Odessans bring summer as close as possible

Odessa is a summer city, so it comes as no surprise that Odessites tend to struggle through the winter months. Winter 2015-16 was particularly severe, with extreme snow conditions and an absence of snow-clearing...

Memories Of Yevgeny Yevtushenko

A Russian-American student with family roots in Ukraine, who studied with the great poet at the City University of New York recalls his magnetic personality.  The first person to have ever stood in front of...