Potyomkin Stairs in Snow

Odessa Ski Resort :-D

Odessa Alphabet

A funny Odessa alphabet by public.od.ua

Russian language in Ukraine

Russian spreads like wildfires in dry Ukrainian forest by Kyiv Post Staff Relying on a 2011 survey by Kyiv-based Razumkov think tank, the above map shows which parts of Ukraine could adopt Russian as a “regional” language and designates which parts of the country have already done so. © kyivpost The Russian language is swiftly gaining official status as a “regional” language...

Ten Things Never to Say or Do in Russia or Ukraine

Ten Things Never to Say or Do in Russia Sometimes, knowing what NOT to do is even more important if you want to fit in or at least produce a good impression. Read on to find out about ten Russian social taboos. Don’t come to visit empty-handed If you’re invited over for dinner, or just for a visit, don’t come to a Russian house with nothing. What you bring doesn’t really matter...

Independence Day in Odessa

Odessa celebrated Ukraine’s Independence Day On August 24, Ukraine’s Independence Day was celebrated in Odessa. PICTURE STORY. On August 23 and 24, “Embroidery Festival” dedicated to the 19th anniversary of Ukraine’s Independence was taking place at Odessa’s Primorskiy Boulevard. On August 23, “Blue-and-yellow Ukraine” Photo Exhibition and folk masters fair were held at Primorskiy...

Odessa Day 2.09.2012 Programme

Odessa to celebrate its 218th Birthday on a grand scale Great festive program is dated to Odessa’s 218th Birthday on September 2. It includes rock fest, art exhibitions, music concerts, Polish movies festival, gala concert, grand firework etc. CELEBRATION PROGRAM On September 2, 2012, Odessa City is celebrating her 218th Birthday Great festive program is dated for Odessa’s Birthday. It includes...

Euro 2012 Fan Zone in Odessa

EURO 2012 fan zone to be introduced in Odessa today Today, on June 21, official EURO 2012 hospitality zone will be introduced at Odessa Sea Station. KIA Fan Fest is the analogue of a fan zone, which is organized for all the football lovers in the cities that are not the hosts of EURO 2012. Such fan zone will be organized in Ukrainian Odessa, Dnepropetrovsk, Lutsk and Yalta. In Odessa, the hospitality...

Odessa Film Festival

Odessa Film Festival: the Cannes of Eastern Europe The Odessa International Film Festival opened in style. The city’s famous Potemkin stairs were packed with cinema lovers who were treat to a screening of Charlie Chaplin’s 1931 classic ‘City Lights’ accompanied by the local philharmonic orchestra. http://www.euronews.com/2012/07/16/odessa-film-festival-the-cannes-of-eastern-europe/

April Fools Day in Odessa

1st of April we celebrate the Day of Laughter or the April Fool’s Day. This holiday is informal, but always cheerful. A day for making jokes and tricks on friends and family and share ridiculous gifts. It is celebrated everywhere in Ukraine, but nowhere is this holdiay taken more seriously than  in Ukrainian Black Sea port city Odessa where an impressive and light hearted parade is held annualy...

Odessa Tram in the Forbes List

Most Interesting Trams Routes of the World Forbes selected 12 of these routes worldwide. Odessa tram- the hero of anecdotes (Ukraine) Fees: 1.5 hryvnia ($ 0,001) per trip.Odessa tram system is the oldest (opened in 1910), not the longest or most downloaded. And the trams that ply the streets of this city, are neither particularly beautiful nor a special design. They are mostly the same appearance...
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