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ODESSA, UKRAINE

Day 2

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Tuesday dawned bright and clear. This picture shows how close we are docked to the Potemkin Steps.

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An old woman hopes for a few coins – she sat on a stoop not far away from a new statute of Catherine the great.

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Hear is our Ukrainian guide and the Catherine the Great statue. After Russia defeated the Turks and took possession of the city in 1789, Catherine had the seaport created and named.

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Odessa became prosperous and was the leading city and capital of the “New Russia”. This is one of the many Orthodox churches in the city.

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There are vineyards and two wineries in the city.

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These students form an honor guard…..

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….at the Tomb of the Unknown Sailor.

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The limestone used to build these fine buildings is crumbling, requiring extensive repair, but there is little money available for that.

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The beautiful Odessa Opera House – a world famous Viennese designed opera and ballet theater.

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