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Category : History

About the imperial court tea supplier Wolf Wissotzky

After the October Revolution, an anti-Semitic saying circulated in White émigré circles: “Vysotsky’s tea, Brodsky’s sugar, and Trotsky’s Russia.” In .....

Odessa bridges: Sabaneev bridge

The Sabaneev Bridge was the third stone bridge in Odessa in terms of the construction chronology and is now the .....

Prominent Odessans: Nathan Schwartz

How Nathan Schwartz builds his successful “Forest Plot”. His father, grandfather and great-grandfather “sharpened his boots,” so it is not .....

A monument to the creator of Esperanto in Odessa

The Monument to Ludwik Zamenhof, located in Odessa in a courtyard at Deribasovskaya street n.3, was installed in 1959 by .....

5 world-famous things created by Ukrainians

We know that someone will count many more things, inventions, achievements of Ukrainians, and we will be sincerely pleased with .....

The last performance of Ernesto Rossi

Ernesto Fortunato Giovanni Maria Rossi was one of the most prominent Italian Shakespearean actors of 19th century. His journeys to Russian Empire .....

History and Mystery: Bristol Hotel

Natalya Stadnikova columnist of The Odessa Journal reveals the secrets of Odessa hotels. She talks about the magnificent years of .....

The American pirate and warrior, who became Mayor of Odessa

An American-born adventurer, Navy officer for the Russian Empire, frightening privateer for the British sailors, reached the top ranks of .....

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.