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Category : History

Last golden statue of Lenin given to repair a village road

One of the last monuments to Lenin was dismantled in the Odessa region: residents “exchanged” it for a good road .....

ArchOdessa: the clinic of Dr. Du Boucher

The clinic of Dr. Du-Boucher, which has survived to this day in a relatively good condition, is an example of .....

Unconditional masterpieces by Kira Muratova

Kira Muratova was the brightest filmmaker of her generation, with her own unique style. We present to you 5 films .....

The German resort of Bad Burnas, the today’s Lebedivka

If you think that Lebedivka is just a picturesque village in the Odessa region, where you can relax at quite .....

Types of old Odessa. Drawings by the architect Moises Sinyaver (1920-1922)

In 1935, the monograph “Architecture of Old Odessa” was published in Saint Petersburg (Leningrad) – an essay on the architecture .....

Art in Ukraine: The beginning of the Ukrainian avant-garde. Cubo-Futurism

In the early 20th century, the development of Ukrainian art was directly influenced by its wider European modernist context. At .....

The memorable Greek Mayor of Odessa: Grigorios Maraslis

Odessa was often lucky with city governors. Thanks to them the city flourished and became more and more beautiful and .....

Story of Italian communists trained in Odessa to assassinate Mussolini

Many Italian revolutionaries fled to the USSR in 1921–1925 and gathered in Odessa as the «Group of Italian Political Emigrants» .....

The history of Odessa, since its foundation and during its first century of growth, shows how rich was the contribution of many foreign communities, like: Italians, French, Greeks, Jewish, German, British, Polish and Turkish. Odessa has a cosmopolitan DNA, which is not only tradition but also energy for its development. This memory of the past makes Odessa a more opened place to foreigners than other cities.

TOJ tells international readers the historical events happened in Odessa, which shows a city familiar to cultural innovation and business creation. It was the most modern and liberal city of Russian Empire. TOJ publishes historical amenities, which paint Odessa as an intriguing city to be visited.