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"Tyranny of taste" - The Babel Award, Odessa

It is with no small amount of personal pleasure that this entry is written, for the favourite Russian language author of this blog is without doubt Issac Babel. 528 more words

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Maria Gaidar becomes a Deputy Governor of Odessa

Having not mentioned the domestic politics of Odessa for some time, simply because the festive season brought everything overt to a stop, and even the opaque slowed considerably, the first major local change has arrived. 351 more words

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Traffic calming - City planning, Odessa

“I have not felt so much at home for a long time as I did when I “raised the hill” and stood in Odessa for the first time. 967 more words

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A return to Odessa Port

It has been a while since anything appeared here regarding Odessa Port and the Governor’s attempts to curtail the rampant corruption there (as well as Yushni and Illichevsk). 420 more words

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The VR fait accompli - in layman terms

Yesterday, a very wise and erudite friend from Poland, Slawomir Debski (who it is indeed a pleasure to know) contacted your author following the dowsing of Governor Saakashvili with a glass of water by Minister of Interior Avakov during a heated exchange at the national reforms council meeting presided over by President Poroshenko – and the implications thereof. 2,831 more words

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Goncharenko candidacy for Minister of Health?

It has been quite some time since anything local to Odessa has been mentioned – simply due to the on-going entertainment provided by the national theatre of the absurd called the Verkhovna Rada. 998 more words

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Back on the City Hall agenda - Recognising Russia as an aggressor

On the 27th August an entry was published relating to the submission of a resolution at Odessa City Hall that aimed to formally recognise Russia as an aggressor.   540 more words

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