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“The Odessa Review and Contemporary Ukrainian Journalism”

In September The Odessa Review’s editor-in-chief Vladislav Davidzon visited Lviv Ukrainian Catholic University and “YermilovCentre” in Kharkiv to give a presentation titled “The Odessa Review and Contemporary Ukrainian Journalism”. Davidzon not only spoke about how...

My Odessa: Zhanna Kiseleva

My choice of a favorite spot in Odessa is prosaic — it’s 5a Oleshi Street, and I live here. This used to be quarantine housing, there are two arches connecting the two buildings. It...

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 last century. KVN is a combination of student's comic theater,...

Kateryna Babkina

Kateryna Babkina — is a master of literature, in the sense that all of her many occupations, actions and interests, are in one way or another connected with literature. By education Katya is a...

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...

Odessa talent thrills ‘Voice of Ukraine’ judges

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUejDKXfhP8 Last year Odessa singer Felix Shinder proved a big hit on popular TV show ‘Voice of Ukraine’. This year 22-year-old Odessite Tatyana Amirova iswell on her way to winning the country over with her Black Sea charm. Amirova...

My Odessa: Evgeniy Weissberg

When I look at someone’s face, I can’t highlight the nose, eyes or lips separately. I like or dislike it all together. That’s also the way I feel about Odessa. As an architect, I know...

Alexander Dragan: Portrait Of An Odessa Illustrator

Alexander Dragan is a Odessa-based illustrator, who got his professional start working in the design industry and in television. This year constituted his breakout with his growing from being a newbie to being a...

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...

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...