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Web pages and books on Odessa

 

Click here for Mark Twain's account of Odessa from the book The Innocents abroad

Photos of Odessa (See also history)

www.galenfrysinger.com/odessa_ukrania.htm
www.galenfrysinger.com/

Travel Photos by Galen R Frysinger, Sheboygan, Wisconsin.

Dr. Galen R. Frysinger, a retired scientist of physics and chemistry, now spends most of his time traveling across the globe and has covered over 169 countries.  

His compilation of photos are among the best, even when compared to professional photographers and journalists who travel aggressively.


od.ukrtelecom.ua/ua/offers/objective/objective.html
Around 30 professional photos

photo.odessa.net/
photo.odessa.net/images/Odessa/
Hundreds of photos of Odessa

www.virtualtourist.com/vt/s/?m=6&l.q=abbcb
around 370 excellent photos scanned from tourist guides and personal tourist photos

www.sergeyv.com/
Odessa photos from 2002

www.belightsoft.com/company/team/odessa1.php
Old Odessa photos from Soviet Union

www.odecca.com/od_fotogallery.php
About 60 photos of Odessa

www.claus-seyfried.de/ods/oper.htm
German language website with photos of Odessa (click side bar links)

earth.esa.int/ers/ers_action/odessa.html
Photo of Odessa from space (higher resolution photo available)

Books

Odessa Memories (194 pages, 219 illusustrations, 169 in color, 50 halftones)
www.washington.edu/uwpress/search/books/ILJODE.html

In this album of pre-1917 Odessa, Nicolas Iljine has assembled a wealth of old postcards, rare photographs and illustrations from private archives, colorful posters and advertisements, and materials from the Russian National Library that have never before been published, to recapture a lost time in the life of one of the world's great romantic cities.
(Cheaper on Amazon.com: $27.20, click here)

Odessa: A history, 1794-1914 by Patricia Herlihy (441 pages)
Distributed by Harvard University Press 1986
Also published in Ukrainian.
(Available at Amazon.com for $17.24, Click here)

The Jews of Odessa: A Cultural History, 1794-1881 by Steven J. Zipperstein

(Available at Amazon.com for $10.47, Click here)

Books, fiction

King of Odessa: A Novel by Robert A. Rosenstone (256 pages)
(Available at Amazon.com for $16.97, Click here)

Review on Amazon.com:
"Rosenstone takes on the daunting task of imagining the life of Soviet writer Isaac Babel, whose literary reputation was lost/destroyed during the Soviet regime's darkest and most repressive days. In this fictitious re-creation of Babel's return to his hometown before being arrested and executed as a spy, Rosenstone creates the possibility that Babel was actually involved in a plot to help political dissidents flee. This is a tragic cautionary tale, a must-read for those interested in the genre."

The Courtyard by Arkadii Lvov, Arkady Lvov 682 pages
Bantam Dell Pub Group 1989
(Available used at Amazon.com, Click here)

Click here for more information on this book

Intermediate Russian: The 12 Chairs
by Slava Paperno, Alexander D. Nakhimovsky, Alice S. Nkhimovsky, Ri Leed
(Available used at Amazon.com, Click here)
In both Russian and English (Click here for more on this classic)

Books, scholarly

The Greeks of Odessa Diaspora Leadership in Late Imperial Russia
by John Athanasios Mazis (160 pages)
www.columbia.edu/cu/cup/catalog/data/088033/0880335459.HTM

(Available at Amazon.com for $40.00, Click here)

This book examines the activities of the Greeks of South Russia during the Imperial era by focusing on the Greek Benevolent Association of Odessa (GBAO). Odessa had the largest concentration of urban Greeks in the Russian empire, and the Greeks enjoyed economic and social prestige. While the stated goals of the GBAO were charitable, many of the organization's activities were nevertheless political. Because of the wealth and power of the GBAO, and its failure to openly antagonize the tsarist regime, the GBAO was able to avoid the most onerous provisions of the russification laws being pursuing by the government during the Imperial era.

The Revolution of 1905 in Odessa: Blood on the Steps
(Indiana-Michigan Series in Russian and East European Studies)
by Robert Weinberg (302 pages) Indiana University Press 1993
www.indiana.edu/~iupress/books/0-253-36381-0.shtml
(Available at Amazon.com for $39.95, Click here)

By demonstrating the intricate relationship among labor unrest, politics, and anti-Semitism, The Revolution of 1905 in Odessa enriches our understanding of the multifaceted dimensions of revolution in the Russian Empire.

Bus Schedule for Ukraine

bus.com.ua (In Russian)

Businesses in Odessa

whoiswho.com.ua
Online version of a catalogue by the Euroindex company, published since 1994. Provides information on manufacturers and providers of computers and peripherals, software, office equipment, etc.

Kiev Business directory
www.business.com.ua

Chat boards

odessa.lk.net/english/

Culture in Odessa

Guide to cultural events and museums in Odessa
select.odessa.net/menuen/

General information on Odessa

www.odessaglobe.com/russian/site-map.htm

www.odessit.com/ser_eng.htm

www.rybak-et-al.net/odessa.htm

www.virtualtourist.com/vt/abbcb/
Guide to Odessa created by tourists, for tourists

odessatrolley.com
Trolley and bus schedule for Odessa (In Russian)

www.odessapassage.com/arhiv/2002/aug2002/beach136/index.php3
Phone number to all Odessa beaches

Holidays

www.uazone.net/holidays/christmas.html
Info on Ukraine Christmas
Copy of this web page

www.uazone.net/holidays/EasterEggs.html
Info on Ukrainian Easter Egg
Copy of this web page

History on Odessa

Medals on the Soviet Union
www.sadcom.com/pins/article/su_medals.htm

What life was like living in the Soviet Union, an eyewitness account
www.abatour.net/travel.shtml
Copy of this web page

Info on Ukrainian Culture
ukraine.uazone.net/culture/culture.html
Copy of this web page

Odessa Jewish community
www.bh.org.il/Exhibitions/Odessa/community.asp

www.moria.farlep.net/vjodessa/en/

Brief biography of Odessa Jewish Authors
www.moria.farlep.net/vjodessa/en/literat.html

Odessa Mass Executions 1937 - 1938
home.earthlink.net/~hmehrman/execute/

Arrests and executions of people in Odessa oblast: 1919 and 1984
home.earthlink.net/~hmehrman/martyr/index.htm

Brief history of Odessa
pages.prodigy.net/l.hodges/odesa.htm
A copy of the text of the page can be found here

Links pages on Odessa

Schools, Newspapers, Photo tours, Culture, Reference, General, Odessa Charities
odessa.lk.net/english/links

Maps

ukraine.uazone.net/regmaps.htm
Map of Kiev and Ukraine, including Kiev metro

Miscellaneous

boxing.uazone.net/English.htm
Info on Ukrainian boxing

www.umc.sk.ca/links.htm
Sparse links about Ukraine

Money

www.uazone.net/Hryvnia/index.html
Hryvnia - The New Official Currency of Ukraine

Novels about Odessa

home.freeuk.com/russica2/books.html
home.freeuk.com/russica4/index.html
Several Russian books translated into English
Pushkin's works are available on this site also.

One of the books the site includes is:
Story Of A Life, Book IV, Years of Hope, Konstantin Paustovsky
A personal and colorful account of life in Odessa right after the revolution.

www.pagebypagebooks.com
www.pagebypagebooks.com/Maxim_Gorky/Creatures_That_Once_Were_Men/
Gorky's book on life in Odessa as a dock worker

Souvenirs

www.atu1.com/
High priced Ukrainian souvenirs, includes photos of Ukraine and links page

art.sumix.com/
Excellent art work of Ukraine

Ukraine

www.ukraine-today.com
Has the lofty goal of being "the most comprehensive sight on all things Ukrainian"

www.brama.com

www.infoukes.com

budgettravel.com
Type "Ukraine", hundreds of useful links on Ukraine, unfortunately many are dead links.

ukraine.uazone.net/
Guide to Ukraine, good maps

www.uazone.net/
www.uazone.net/Ukraine.html
The Ukrainian Information Project, includes major Ukraine media

www.angelfire.com/extreme4/kiddofspeed/
Ghost town: recent photos of Chernobyl

pages.prodigy.net/l.hodges/ukraine.htm
Ukrainian Language, Culture and Travel Page

Web cams

Deribasovskaya webcam
www.odessa.net/webcam/index3.phtml
Or click here: www.odessa.net/ and
click the webcam link on the right side

Webcams across Ukraine:
www.ukrtelecom.ua/en/offers/web_cam/

Panorama webcam (top of Hotel Odessa):
www.ukrtelecom.ua/en/offers/web_cam/dpm_odesa.html


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