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Category : History

Odessa of 1854 by Friedrich Gross on lithographs: streets, buildings, war

Thanks to the lithographs by Friedrich (Fеodor) Gross, we can see Odessa of 1854 many years later. “Album of Odessa .....

The Exotic Trees of Odessa

This editorial is offered by Allison N. Petro, Professor at the University of Rhode Island (USA), English Dept., who made .....

The sunken yacht of Brezhnev was raised in the Odessa port

A unique ship lifting operation was carried out in the Odessa port. Divers from Ukraine and the United States lifted .....

Prominent Odessans: Ruth Bader Ginsburg

A pioneer of gender equality and a symbol of minorities and feminism as a claim to social justice. Ruth Bader .....

The old town of New York in Ukraine

Ukrainian members of Parliament voted to give back the Eastern Ukrainian town of Novgorodske its old name of New York, .....

Odessa Artist: Alexandre Fasini

Sandro Fazini (real name and surname Srul Feinsilberg), artist, graphic artist, painter, the elder brother of a famous writer Ilia .....

Ukraine: history, culture, and identities. Online course available in English and Norwegian!

A short introductory course on the history, culture and society of Ukraine from the Middle Ages to the present from .....

“The Man with a Movie Camera”: the best documentary of all time

Ukrainian experimental film of 1929 without a script and plot was named “the best documentary of all time”. So declared .....

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.