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Category : History

Legends of the Odessa “Privoz”: war on dirt, treasure hunt and elephants

The Odessa “Privoz” (market) is known all over the world. The year of birth of the famous open market is .....

Odessa Film Studio – “Ukrainian Hollywood”

Are you still convinced that the cinema started in Paris, that the Lumière brothers invented it? This means that you .....

Prominent Odessans: Nikolai Bokarius

The name of this man is equally well known to both forensic doctors and forensic scientists. The country’s oldest forensic .....

The story of a Canadian Odessa (Ontario)

Nasha Kasha (“our porridge”) is a Canadian weekly ad-free radio programme for everyone about Ukrainian life. The Radio dedicated one .....

The Japanese in Odessa

Amazing information about the presence of the Japanese in Odessa and their contribution to the development of the economy, culture .....

Joseph Timchenko and his unprecedented apparatus

Today the name of Joseph (Yosyp) Andreevich Timchenko is known only to a narrow circle of specialists. But this son .....

Dovzhenko Center returned to Ukraine a lost classic film

Dovzhenko Center managed to return to Ukraine another film – a classic of silent cinema “Kira Kiralina” (1927). The film .....

Historical pastry shops

From the history of old Odessa Pastry shops. Part 1 Odessa was a city of migrants, with European influences, so .....

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.