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Ekaterininskaya Street (Екатерининская)

"Odessa of the 19th century"
Ekaterininskaya Street in the 1870's page 21

Ekaterininskaya Street (Екатерининская)
Formerly named Karl Marx during the Soviet Union.

At the north end of the street near the Potemkin Sailors monument are many beautiful buildings with marble stairways, sculpture decor, and towers.

Before the revolution this street had the homes of the wealthiest of Odessa society.

Building of architectural distinction
Ekaterininskaya Street 3 (Екатерининская)
Shoe shop

Notice the small murals above the
entrance showing a child jump-roping.

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Building of architectural distinction
Ekaterininskaya 14 (Екатерининская)
Next to the Red Sail 24 hour grocery store


 Facade of Ekaterininskaya Street 17


 Ekaterininskaya Post office with an old
Soviet era sign above "Balkan Tourist"

Memorial Plaque and building of architectural distinction
Ekaterininskaya Street 17 (Екатерининская)

Above the pee-lot video arcade, the building has the appearance of a modern castle.

The memorial plaque next to the archway into the courtyard reads:

In this building, National Artist of the
USSR Mikhail Grigor'yevich Vodyanoi
lived from 1954 to 1987


Soviet Emblem on the west side
of the street on the second floor,
a half block north of Deribasovskaya


Passed out drunkard in the courtyard
"shortcut" linking Deribasovskaya to Ekaterininskaya
Public drunkedness is an everyday sight in Odessa
Notice the common straw broom propted up on the bench


Sculpture in Alcove at Ekaterininskaya Street 24

Jewish Synagogue (синагога)
Evreyskaya 25 (Еврейская)
Tel: 24-36-94

The memorial plaque on this building reads:

In memory of the martyrs of the Faith,
shot in 1938 and acquitted
from their accused crime in 1989

Blessed Virgin Assumption Cathedral, Catholic Church
(Успения Пресвятой Богоматери)

Ekaterininskaya 33 (Екатерининская)
Tel: 22-17-47


Man on balcony off of Ekaterininskaya

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Engravings on building
Ekaterininskaya 35 (Екатерининская)

On the largest and most popular sewing store in Odessa, Anty, are four engravings along the facade.

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Ekaterininskaya Orthodox church
Photo on right by Galen Frysinger

Two pogrom's began at this church, one in 1821 and one in 1871. A Pogrom is an organized, often officially encouraged massacre or persecution of a minority group, especially one conducted against Jews.

The roots of the 1821 pogrom were in Constantinople, but its tragic outcome was near the Greek Church of Odessa [ Ekaterininskaya 35 (Екатерининская) ]. In 1821, the Greek Orthodox patriarch, Gregory V, was killed by Turks in Constantinople. His body was brought to Odessa for burial.

After the funeral service in the Greek Church, while the procession was making its way to the cemetery, a rumor was started that Jews had been involved in the events in Constantinople. A pogrom began, in which some residents of the city joined the local Greeks and Greek sailors who were attending the funeral. The crowd raided Jewish houses, stalls and shops, killing 17 people and wounding more than 50.

This pogrom was the first in Russia; by coincidence, the Jewish pogrom of 1871 also started near the church. This time Jews were accused of stealing the cross from the church fence. The cross was later found inside the church, but the pogrom enveloped the entire city and lasted for three days.

From www.moria.farlep.net/vjodessa/en/pogroms.html, the mirror of this site can be found here . This site has a "virtual tour" of Jewish historical events in Odessa.

Saint Troiskaya Cathedral, Greek Orthodox Church
(Свято-Троицкая церковь)

Ekaterininskaya 55 (Екатерининская)
Tel: 25-59-90


Run down building in Courtyard at Ekaterininskaya 67

Continue your virtul tour by walking to the
Rishelevskaya Street (Ришельевская)
Return to the The primary streets of Odessa,
including Pushkinskaya (Пушкинская) overview

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