Odessa Local Customs

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    ODESSA DAY

    by A-Friend-Of-Belarus Written Jan 13, 2007

    September 2, the Odessa day. It's a day when the whole city is on the streets and the central manifestation is being held on the Potemking stairs where crowd listens to various Ukrainian/Russian pop-rock bands that play on the stage just above the stairs and in front of the "Morskiy vokzal".

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    Unmarried Ukrainian Women with Children

    by bilgeez Written Apr 2, 2005

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    Unmarried Ukrainian women have low levels of having children. A country where most people don't admit to being very religiously oriented, divorce rate is high and promiscuity is not aggressively discouraged.
    Sample group is Confidential Connections Gallery of Ladies Personal bios.
    Total sample group:2033
    Total group with children: 864
    Percent of total with children: 42.5
    group age 23 and younger: 408
    age 23 and younger with children: 9
    percent of group age 23 and younger with children: 2.2
    Percent of age group 23 and younger with children compared to total group: 0.44
    Total sample age group 24 and above: 1625
    Percentage of age group 24 and above with children: 52.65
    Percentage of age group 24 and above with children compared to total group: 42.05
    Incidents of women under 23 with children is almost non-existant. I found no women under 20 with children in the sample group.
    I know in Slavic cultures women are taught to be more demure and not be aggressive toward men.
    The difference is not much greater in the survey of a similar group of women in Buenos Aires.
    What I found in this survery are that of unmarried women in Buenos Aires, that very few younger women have children and even less than half of the older single women have children.
    Sample group is Fiancee Connections Gallery of Ladies Personal bios info.
    Total sample: 640
    Women with children: 124
    Percentage of total with children:19.4
    Women 23 and under:417
    Women 23 and under with children: 22
    Percentage of women 23 and under with children: 5.27
    Percentage of women 23 and under with children of total: 3.44
    Women 24 and over: 223
    Women 24 and over with children: 102
    Percentage of women 24 and over with children: 45.7
    Percentage of women over 24 with children in whole group: 15.9
    I was surprised this percentage was so low, but then, Argentina is a largely Catholic country, and moral standards are very high.

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    Ukrainian Women and Smoking

    by bilgeez Updated Apr 2, 2005

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    Although cigarettes are plentiful and cheap in Ukraine, it appears that many women there do not smoke. Many men seem to. But for some reason most women do not pick up the habit. It may be a gender or cultural bias, or a conscious part on women to remain healthy. (Most Ukrainian women seem to take pride in keeping in shape and in their appearance.) Also, from my unscientific survey, younger women in Ukraine seem to be smoking less than their older sisters.
    My sample was taken from Confidential Connections Gallery of Ladies Personal Bios.
    Total sample size: 2013
    women who reported affirmatively to one of five sample questions about smoking habits: 352
    Percent of women who admitted to smoking: 14.9
    Percent of sample who are 23 years old or younger: 19.9
    Percent of age group who admitted to smoking: 12.9
    Percentage of women 24 years and older who admit to smoking: 16.0
    The variance is 5.71 and standard deviation is 2.39.
    What I find interesting is that in Buenos Aires the statistics are almost the direct opposite.
    A much larger percentage of women admit to smoking and a much larger proportion of younger women smoke versus older women.
    My sample was taken from Fiancee Connections Gallery of Ladies Personal bios.
    Sample size: 640
    Women who admitted to smoking: 334
    Percentage of women who smoke: 52.2
    Percentage of women in sample who are 23 years or younger: 65.1
    Percentage of age group that smokes: 58.5
    Percentage of smokers in age group 24 years and older: 44.4
    This opens up for some interesting hypotheses. There are three and a half times as many smokers in the Portenas group than the Ukrainian. But the percentage falls down quite markedly after 24 years in the Portenas group.
    Almost five times as many women smoke in the 23 and under Portenas group as the Ukrainian Group.
    Cigarettes are cheap and plentiful in both countries.
    I haven't researched how aggressive each country is in trying to reduce smoking. I hadn't noticed anything very overt in Ukraine the times I have been there.

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    Odessa's cultural life

    by Klod5 Written Jul 18, 2003

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    While Odessa is famous for its cultural traditions and fine architecture, on a sightseeing tour of the city, the visitors become familiar not only with the most original and known part of Odessa, but with its, not without reasons to be said, rich history. We are proud that a whole galaxy of artists, poets and scientists made a considerable contribution to extending its glory. It would suffice it to mention such prominent figures as Mechnikov, Pirogov, Mendeleev, Pushkin and Bunin lived here. The Odessa Theater of Opera and Ballet, second best theater in Europe after one in Vienna, heard the singing of Shalyapin and Sobinov, saw performances of Tchaikovsky and Rimsky-Korsakov.

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    Mikhail Zhvanetsky - Chairman of World Wide Club

    by Klod5 Written Jul 18, 2003

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    Writer famous for his extraordinary satirical works. Author of numerous brilliant stories and sketches. Born in Odessa, lived in Odessa and Leningrad, now lives in Moscow. Honorary Citizen of Odessa.

    A test for a sense of humor
    (translation from M. Zhvanetsky's story)
    A street of Odessa. A dove dropped a piece of *** on the head of a man. The man referred to an odessan lady who passed by with a baby and asked her for a tissue. The answer was : "Are you really gonna catch up with it?"

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    Isaac Babel - The Great Odessan

    by Klod5 Written Jul 18, 2003

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    "... Just forget for a minute that you have spectacles on your nose and autumn in your heart. Stop being tough at your desk and stammering with timidity in the presence of people. Imagine for one second that you rise hell in public place ... If rings had been fastened to earth and sky, you'd have seized those rings and pulled the sky down to the earth ..."

    Isaac Babel. "How it Was Done in Odessa."
    Translation by Andrew R. MacAndrew

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    The Museum of Numismatics

    by Klod5 Written Apr 30, 2003

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    The Odessa Museum of Numismatics is the first specialized numismatic museum in Ukraine and was opened for the people of Odessa as a present on the 205-th anniversary of the foundation of the city and started to work from the first of January in 1999. All the periods in the history of the origin of civilization and State systems on the Ukrainian land are shown in its funds. And also the history of monetary business and money circulation of Ukraine from the antique times to the period of the independent development of the State is presented there.

    The coins minted by different city-states, by the Bosporos and Scythian Kingdoms form the core of the museum funds. These states were founded in the period from VII to IV centuries BC on the Northern Black Sea Coast and existed for almost one thousand years.

    Together with the expositional activity the Odessa Museum of Numismatics also conducts a considerable scientific-research work, publishing the types of coins, which were unknown earlier and thus putting them into a scientific turnover and enriching the Frame of the antique coins of the Northern Black Sea Coast.

    The museum publishes its own scientific and practical collection of articles - " The Bulletin of the Odessa Museum of Numismatics". Except for it museum issues publicistic bulletin "The Almanac".

    The museum also communicates with different cultural and historical institutions and organizations of the collectors from 150 countries of the world.

    The founder of the Odessa Museum of Numismatics and the mover of the project of this virtual museum is a known numismatist and explorer, a deputy of the Odessa City Council - Peter G. Loboda.

    THE MUSEUM ADDRESS
    33, Grecheskaya str., Odessa 65000, Ukraine
    phone : (0038)-(0482) 25-02-77

    E-mail: oco@te.net.ua
    URL: http://www.museum.com.ua/
    Postal address: P.O. Box 17

    General Post Office
    65000 Odessa, Ukraine

    E-MAIL:
    od-museum@te.net.ua

    The Museum of Numismatics
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    The harbor

    by Klod5 Updated Apr 20, 2003

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    The pier on the harbor... and the church of the Sailors close to the harbor passengers of Odessa.

    A service of catières (maritime shuttles - of French " côtières " ?), existed once : Kataïev borrows them - " the small boat steam accelerated its race... " -, Trotski uses them - " I installed myself on the bridge of steam... " -, Ilf and Petrovs take them. Because of the rise of the price of fuels, it will be necessary, I fear, to satisfy you of these literary evocations. Their working became very uncertain, and the service in is disrupted. The pontoon of craft is on the left side of the maritime station, just after the ship hotel Taras Chevtchenko.

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  • As I already mentioned Odessa...

    by Maverick22 Written Aug 24, 2002

    As I already mentioned Odessa is unique city with 100% tolarence toward everyone. People are very sympathetic and friendly, almost half of the populatio speaks very disent english. Be friendly to them and they will return it.

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    EUROPE,UKRAINE,ODESSA;PROVERBS:25:25;'As...

    by mariettz Written Aug 24, 2002

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    EUROPE,UKRAINE,ODESSA;
    PROVERBS:25:25;
    'As could waters to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country'
    'Yosemita Falls';CALIFORNIA TRAVEL PAGE by KRYSTYNN;
    /WITH PERMISSION KRYSTYNN/;

    N i c o d e m u s - J e s u s;
    John:3:5;'...Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God'
    John:3:15

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