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Investments in real estate in Ukraine today pose a risk. For this reason, a third of Ukrainians keep the money in deposits and purchase foreign currency. Another third of the population simply does not have the money, about 13% of Ukrainians invested in real estate, but most of them did it before the crisis, the rest purchased land. In general, the real estate market remains stagnant, although housing and retail spaces...
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Duс de Richelieu participated in the storming of Izmail, and five years later settled in Russia for a long time. In 1803, Richelieu became governor-general of Odessa. Odessans called him "our Duke" and considered to be the founder of the city, although by that time Odessa was 8 years old. Through the efforts of the new mayor the city became a major trading port. When the Bourbons returned to the...
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This magnificent palace designed as a Gothic castle was built for Polish magnate Zeno Brzhozovsky in the middle of the XIX century by famous Odessa architect F.W. Gonsiorovsky. Raised over a steep cliff, it looks like a medieval English castle, unassailable towers, lancet arches repeat architectural models of early English Gothic.According to author concept, the palace estate had to make the greatest impression from the sea, as the sea front...
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Odessa is the city famous far beyond its own motherhood. During Russian Empire, Soviet Union and nowadays it has been recognized as the first and foremost city in Ukraine. Indeed, in the whole world too. It is obviously accounted for its musical culture witnessed in Odessa from its early years. In the beginning of the 19th century the young city already could boast an Opera House, as gorgeous as any...
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The Vorontsov's Palace was built between 1827 and 1830 on the northern edge of the seaside hill in a place where former Turkish fortress Hadzhibey was located. A historian N.A. Murzakevich in his book “Odessa antiquity” wrote: "At the western end of the present Nicholas Avenue, where a little cottage of Kulikovsky landowner was, Count Vorontsov has built a magnificent house". Constructed in the Empire style by the famous architect...
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Odessa Catacombs is a fantastic labyrinth located underneath Odessa and its surroundings. The total length of the Odessa catacombs is estimated at 2,500 kilometers, and their origination dates back to XIX - early XX centuries. Odessa Catacombs keep a lot of unique historical and geological attractions, the atmosphere of a grand labyrinth, the largest in the world, is incomparable with anything else."Odessa Catacombs" is a traditional name of the underground...
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It was the end of XIX century, the threshold XX century. Steam machines and mechanisms have reached their perfection. The mechanics is dominating. People melt metal. Steam locomotives are furrowing an earth surfaces, steam ships are ploughing the oceans. The first car has gone its first miles, the first airplane has made its first flight. First signals are received by radio. First electric light bulbs light up. The telegraph linked...
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