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The Old New Russia

MIN READMay 24, 2015 | 12:58 GMT

A 1905 postcard showing Odessa’s 142-meter (466-foot) Potemkin Stairs, which lead down to the harbor and were completed in 1841.

(Detroit Publishing Company)

It must be remembered that Transdniestria and Odessa were both originally part of Catherine the Great's Novorossiya. Now this area is split between various states in contention and Novorossiya has taken on a new meaning: Separatism, militancy and political polarization. ...

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