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Tag: Prominent Odessans

His inventions save millions of lives every day. The story of Selman Waksman

Today it is hardly possible to imagine medicine without antibiotics. Many people think that this is the merit of Alexander .....

Princess San Donato, honorary citizen of Florence and an outstanding woman from Odessa

Elena Petrovna Demidova, Princess of San Donato, nee Princess Trubetskoy, belonged to “the highest noble aristocratic circles of Russia.” 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, .....

Prominent Odessan: Michael Kogan

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

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. .....

Prominents Odessans: Edith Gregor Halpert

Today, few people know her name outside the narrow circle of art historians and curators of museums and art galleries. .....

Prominent Odessans: Ernestina Paper

Ernestina Paper was not born in Florence, but her life is strongly linked to the Italian city where she graduated .....

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 .....