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Interview with Hobart Earle

Hobart Earle has been the music director and principal conductor of the Odessa Philharmonic Orchestra for as long as independent Ukraine has existed. A cosmopolitan figure from the cradle onward, he was born and...

A Conversation with Yegor Grebennikov

 The Chief Editor of The Odessa Review Vladislav Davidzon met up with Yegor Grebennikov in his Odessa office to discuss Impact Investment and his projects in the city of Odessa. Grebennikov is founder of...

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...

Jennifer Clement Speaks About The PEN International Congress Held In Lviv

Jennifer Clement is President of PEN International and the first woman to be elected to the office. She is an American-Mexican writer and the author of the cult classic memoir “Widow Basquiat”, as well...

Jazz Improv, Odessa-style

Yuri Kuznetsov, Odessa’s great Jazz man sadly passed away in May of 2016. The Odessa Review is commemorating Kuznetsov through the words of his friend Sergei Ostashko. The two friends got into some amusing trouble two...

Daria Shapovalova: Technology Will Save Fashion

Daria Shapovalova is set on expanding the boundaries of the Ukrainian fashion scene. First, she put Ukraine on the fashion world’s map as a journalist by discovering Ukrainian designers for world-famous retailers and press....

Is Ze’ev Volkov The Antidote To Modern Tourism?

The expert guide to Jewish Ukraine says it's not the sites that are important, but how we reflect on them.  If you want to learn about the Jewish history of Ukraine, there are few better...

Interview with French Philosopher Michel Onfray

Michel Onfray is widely acknowledged to be one of France’s most prominent thinkers. A self described ‘Anarchist Hedonist’ he is an original and important philosopher who has worked within multiple domains of Continental and...

My Odessa: Nika Lozovskaya

The Paris educated founder of Odessa's chic new restaurant Dizyngoff speaks about her childhood home on the corner of Pushkinska street.  My favorite place in Odessa is at the intersection of Pushkinskaya and Lanzheronovskaya streets....

Actor Oleg Filimonov muses on his favorite place in Odessa: 7 Gogolya Street

I had migrated across Odessa and lived in many places, but this one was by far the most beautiful. I moved here when I was already an adult. In this yard, in the apartment of...