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Category : History

The legend of the Cossack Gold left in the Bank of England

This is the story of the Hetman (Cossack leader) Pavlo Polubotok, who deposited a large amount of gold into an English bank in .....

The Masonic house in Odessa

The Odessans call it the “Masonic house” for the Masonry symbols on the portico of its façade. It is located .....

Secrets of the Black Sea: Is the Black Sea really more dead than alive?

The publication was prepared with the financial support of the EU – UNDP project ‘Improving Environmental Monitoring in the Black .....

Secrets of the Black Sea:Why does the temperature vary so much at different depths of the Black Sea?

The publication was prepared with the financial support of the EU – UNDP project ‘Improving Environmental Monitoring in the Black .....

Jerry Cooke a gentleman photographer from Odessa

Odessa gave birth to many talents, who had great success in other countries like Jerry Cooke, who will remain in .....

Mishka Yaponchik, the Jewish “King of the Thieves” of Odessa.

The legend of the Odessa gangster Mishka Yaponchik, the Robin Hood of Moldavanka, continues to live thanks to Isaac Babel, .....

Secrets of the Black Sea: why is the Black Sea called ‘black’?

Roman geographer Pomponius Mela was the author of the first geography to offer written evidence of the Black Sea’s name, .....

When the French made champagne of Odessa was famous in the world

The story of the Odessa’s “French Boulevard champagne factory” celebrated in the literature of XIX century. According to historians, champagne .....

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.