The war in Odessa

Then came March, 1944, when Soviet forces were moving indomitably to the West. After the defeat at Stalingrad and then on the Kursk Salient, the German troops were rolling back. They still made attempts to launch the odd counter-offensive, but the days of Hitler’s fascism were nearly over. The job of liberating Odessa fell to…

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The Great Patriotic War

The fascist armies entered the city left by the Soviet forces towards the evening of October 16th and the dark days of occupation began. Right from the start the occupation authorities issued orders depriving the local population of all civil rights. They were forbidden to leave their homes without special passes, a night curfew was…

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The Great Patriotic War (the Heroic Defence of Odessa, the Partisan Movement, the Liberation of the City)

The Great Patriotic War (the Heroic Defence of Odessa, the Partisan Movement, the Liberation of the City) On June 22nd, 1941, nazi Germany attacked the Soviet Union in violation of the 1939 non-aggression Pact. By that time German imperialism had at its service practically the entire economic potential of conquered Europe, and it was out…

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Brief History

From the Founding of the City and up to the Revolution (1794-1917) Odessa is comparatively young and was founded at the end of the 18th century, but the history of the north-west coast of the Black Sea on which the city is situated goes much further back. In the 1st millennium B.C. and the beginning…

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Odessa

The city of Odessa lies on the Black Sea coast in the Bay of Odessa, at the point where the sea and steppe meet. It has a population of over one million – Ukrainians, Moldavians, Bulgarians, Jews, Belorussians and others-more than forty nationalities in all. The city occupies a territory of 160 square kilometers. Odessa…

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Russian ship

The river passenger fleet operating on Russian inland water-ways is made up of comfortable double-decker, three-decker and four-decker liners and high-speed hydrofoil motorships. A trip on one of these boats is a fascinating experience enabling you to see many places of interest and enjoy beautiful scenery en route. The Russia Company for Foreign Travel organize…

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Nizhniy-Novgorod ‘s sportsmen enjoy a widespread popularity, especially the women skaters who have won several national records. The aquatic stations, playing fields, swimming pools and skating rinks are always filled with a merry crowd of sportsmen. Here the sport shorts are quickly changed for the workman’s smock and within an hour or so the worker…

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At Nizhniy-Novgorod

In the Art Museum the visitor will find rare collections of artistic furniture, porcelain and china and a collection of old Russian and foreign paintings dating from the eleventh century. Here one will be able to view pictures by such famous painters as Brullov, Venetsianov, Tropinin, Perov, Bepin, Kraraski and Serov. The museum contains over…

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