Odessa Off The Beaten Path

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    Panteleimonovskaya Orthodox Church

    by Klod5 Written Jul 18, 2003

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    Panteleimonovskaya Orthodox Church, designed by the architects M. Nikonov and L. Prokopovich. In former times, the Church served as a seminary and during Soviet rule, the Church was a planetarium. Either way, Panteleimonovskaya is a true Odessa landmark, difficult to miss when you're heading downtown near the Odessa Train Station.

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    A child is newborn

    by Klod5 Updated Apr 30, 2003

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    On the harbor, before the entry of the maritime station, facing the terminal of the travelers, you won't be able to miss this charming sculpture of bronze to the rounded shapes. I think that it is very "Zen", a lot of "Yang" with its soft and round shapes. Tourist and ukrainian peoples names this sculpture : "A child is newborn". The Odessant's bindioujnik, always slanderous say that this sculpture to cost very dear... "worse that Krik Benia"

    The veritabely name of this monument is The Golden Child - sculptor : Ernst Neizvestny

    The Golden Child - Ernst Neizvestny
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    A dissident City

    by Klod5 Written Apr 30, 2003

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    The unique position of Odessa - a vital trade link between the West and the East, and the growth in importance of Russia's external trade through the Black Sea in the 19th century made way for the establishment of a big trade port centre and the development of Odessa into an advanced European city. A crucial event in the trade policy was the declaration of a free port regime in Odessa in August, 1819, establishing a customs border in the vicinity. It was aimed at overcoming scarcity in the domestic market, by the attraction of investment capital. It was also done because of the absence of Russia's trade fleet in the Black Sea.
    By 1820 Odessa had become an important commercial, industrial and cultural centre in the southern part of tsarist Russia and the greatest sea-port on the Black Sea. The economy of Odessa was based on private businesses. They made the city a 'dissident' in the old feudal Russia.

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    The fundation ...

    by Klod5 Written Apr 30, 2003

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    The 2 September 1794 under the surveiyng of General Major duke Suvorov they begun the foundatory works for future port. From the height of the present day it is not so easy to picture what tremendous efforts and civic courage were required of the Khadzibey's pioneers.

    After, the fortress and the port which idea suggested by Suvorov, gave rise to the future town. Firstly, not more than 30 buildings in stone were erected along the harbour. An arsenal, storehouses, hospital frontier control and carantin buildings were built by first Khadzibey's inhabitants: soldiers, kossaks and sailors of Deribas' float. On 1795 the fortress has been renamed into Odessa.

    The development of Odessa has much in common with that of Petersburg which was often referred to as the "Nothern Palmira". Odessa was founded on the Black Sea coast as a "window on Europe", and just like Petersburg, it sprang up in an undeveloped area, far from inhabited lands.

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    Archeological Museum

    by hunterV Updated Jul 10, 2014

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    You can visit this museum if you are interested in archeology and would like to learn more things about the past of this area. It's located at the end of Primorsky Boulevard (Maritime Boulevard).

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    Akkerman fortress

    by fipsi Updated Sep 8, 2004

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    If you have the time you can take a gipsy taxi to visit the Akkerman fortress in Bilhorod-Dnistrovs'kyy.

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    Catacombs

    by Lubok Written Aug 18, 2003

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    A hundreds or even thouthands kilometers of catacombs are under Odessa. During WW2 catacombs were the home for patizan troops. Now - the headache for municipality :))

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    Catacombs

    by frockland Updated Aug 4, 2003

    If you want to see the Catacombs near Odesa one of the easiest ways to get there is to book an organised tour.
    There is a lady working in front of the Railway station advertising trips by megaphone.

    Advertising trips to the Catacombs

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    Partisan Caves. Odessa was...

    by Yubert Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Partisan Caves. Odessa was built from the limestone quarried beneath the city. The resulting catacom labyrinth became a base of resistance to the Nazis during WWII.

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