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Tag: Soviet Odessa

Odessa customs: Violators tried to pass the 100 years old banknotes across the border

At the border crossing in Palanka, an intruder was detained who tried to take rare banknotes from the Odessa region .....

Soviet-style “Potato”: the history of the famous dessert

The Kartoshka (Potato) cake has become a classic of Soviet desserts: it is easy to cook, all the ingredients are .....

5 Soviet brands that survived in Ukraine

The Ukrainian SSR was a highly developed industrial republic that was the leader in many Soviet Union’s national economy sectors. .....

Prominent Odessan: Margarita Aliger

Margarita Aliger was born in Odessa, on October 7, 1915, in a Jewish family of poor employees. The real family .....

Marcello Mastroianni and the watermelon battle in Odessa

A funny episode of the visit of the famous Italian actor Marcello Mastroianni, during the Odessa film festival “Golden Duke” .....

Italo Balbo’s “hidden” air cruise to Odessa

A sensational visit by a squadron of 33 hydroplanes, in June 1929, guided by the Italian star of aviation, was .....