To the people of Europe

We, the representatives of Odessa Intelligentsia Forum, are addressing you. Our city, which is going to celebrate its 220th anniversary this September, has always been a truly European city. Founded by a decree of the Empress Catherine the Great (who corresponded with Voltaire) Odessa was founded as a city of trade, sciences and arts and was inhabited by Europeans since its very foundation. Apart from Russian, Ukrainian and Jewish population Odessa could boast French, Italian, German, Greek, Polish and other developed nations living here and adding their input to its glory and prosperity. Let us now address the key point of our letter. [Подробнее ...]