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Category : History

The legend of the Greco-Roman wrestler Ivan Poddubny, who never lost a fight

Ivan Maximovich Poddubny was a famous wrestler from the Russian Empire and later the Soviet Union. His career began around 1900 and lasted for about forty .....

Delfino Menotti: a noble “signor”, the best Iago and Opera Theatre director

By Natalia Ostroukhova, author of the trilogy “Odessa Opera House in Historical Space and Time” The creative achievements of the .....

Prominent Odessan: Boris Lissanevitch, a pilot, dancer, lover and tourism innovator

A forgotten story about an outstanding man, whose memory goes from the boulevards of Paris, to British clubs of Calcutta, .....

Who won the deadly plane spin? Konstantin Artseulov: pilot, artist, sailor

On September 24, 1916, the pilot Konstantin Artseulov was the first in the world to deliberately put the plane into .....

Legends of the Odessa Estuary: “Victory over Nogai Khan”

The first episode of the “Legends of the Odessa Estuary” project. The events take place in the late thirteenth century. .....

Prominent Odessan: Michael Kogan

Odessa Jew Misha Kogan first sold vodka to the Japanese and then released the Space Invaders computer game and conquered .....

What’s your name, Odessa? Four charming legends

The lack of water and temper of Catherine II, the name of an ancient Greek settlement or Deribas’ fascination for .....

Prominent Odessan: “Odessa Stradivarius” Lev Dobriansky

His biography is poorly studied: according to some sources, he was born in 1862, according to others – in 1864. .....

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.