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Aside from the described routes

"You think there is but one Odessa? No, there are several Odessas. It is something like a federation. The downtown is one thing. Moldavanka is another. Peresyp is yet a different thing. Slobodka is the fourth thing...", — Leonid Utyosov, a famous actor and singer, wrote in his book "My Odessa". Let's try to present to you, at least in short, the parts of "Odessa federation ". ...

Calendar of historical dates

September, 14, 1789 — taking of Khadzhibei by the troops of de Ribas 1790 — the victorious battle of Izmail at which Joseph De Ribas and his marine grenadiers (among whom were the duke de Richelieu and count Longeron) distinguished themselves ...

Cultural heritage

From times immemorial the place chosen by the founders for laying the foundation of Odessa was a meeting for many nations and cultures. This land remembers kingdoms of the Steppe, ancient harbors and fortresses medieval rulers. Unique objects of art and treasures of times long gone as well as traditions of sponsorship gave birth to rich collections of Odessa museums. ...

Palmyra of the South

That's how this city is called almost from her birth. The people got used to treating Odessa as a living creature, finding in her the best human qualities: charm, humor, empathy, cheerfulness and independence. Her southern temperament and practical cast of mind organically complement her poetic attitude to life and aspiration for beauty. ...

Portrait with two centuries as a backdrop

Odessa celebrated not so many jubilees. Maybe that's the reason why on the eve of yet another anniversary ending in two or at least one zero, the debates about how old in reality the Lady of the South is flare up anew. ...

Smile you are in Odessa

There are cities which are enough to see once to keep a good memory of them for ever. Every one of us deep at heart has a special city, visiting which is like making a secret wish coming true. Odessa by all means is one of such places. She has all there is for that: southern sun, endless sandy beaches, gems of architecture, and a luring halo of cheerfulness, gracefulness and mystery which make a person smile with an air of reverie just upon hearing this name — Odessa! ...

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