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Category : History

Never Again: Holocaust in Odessa, a chronicle of the catastrophe

January 27 is recognised as International Holocaust Remembrance Day. This date was not adopted by chance: it was on this .....

Fund raising for the restoration of the old observatory tower in Odessa

In Odessa, they organised a fund raising for the restoration of the tower of an old telescope at the university .....

Hollywood Lights: Inna Gest

Inna Gest, an Odessa-born actress, tried to live the Hollywood dream, playing leading ladies roles during WW2.  Based on the .....

Honorary Citizen of Odessa: Stroganov

The title “Honorary Citizen of Odessa” is the highest sign of gratitude to the citizens of Odessa. It began to .....

Headstones of the Old Cemetery in the village of Kubanka

Kubanka is a village, belongs to the Limansky district of the Odessa region. The population according to the 2001 census .....

Malanka Fest 2022 returns to Chernivtsi after the break

In Ukraine there is an own tradition of the Old New Year’s celebration. This day is called Malanka. In Chernivtsi, .....

The “Titanic” tragedy of the Black Sea: the sinking of the steamer Mercury

On June 1916, the biggest catastrophe in the Black Sea occurred off the coast of Odessa: a passenger steamer “Mercury” .....

New Year celebrations in Odessa in the 19th century

New Year is one of the most beloved and anticipated holidays. We analyse our year and write new plans, decorate .....

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.