Tiraspol, 25th of October street, 8pm
Just a quick overview of Tiraspol's main street (in Transnistria). I had never seen before such a quiet city, especially in a time that is supposed to be a rush hour.
You can see on the video Suvurov monument, as well as De Wollant Park.
Odessa | Wikipedia audio article
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00:02:41 1 Name
00:03:30 2 History
00:03:39 2.1 Early history
00:05:45 2.2 Ottoman Silistre
00:06:23 2.3 Russian conquest of Sanjak of Özi (Ochacov Oblast)
00:10:25 2.4 Renaming of the settlement and establishment of sea port
00:16:28 2.5 Beginnings of revolution
00:19:10 2.6 World War II
00:23:42 2.7 Postwar history
00:26:49 3 Geography
00:26:57 3.1 Location
00:30:01 3.2 Climate
00:32:19 4 Demographics
00:34:06 4.1 Historical ethnic and national composition
00:34:16 5 Government and administrative divisions
00:36:47 6 Cityscape
00:41:01 6.1 Parks and gardens
00:43:26 7 Education
00:46:11 8 Culture
00:46:20 8.1 Museums, art and music
00:49:49 8.2 Literature
00:52:25 8.3 Resorts and health care
00:52:42 8.4 Celebrations and holidays
00:53:29 8.5 Notable Odessans
00:55:52 9 Economy
01:00:25 10 Scientists
01:01:09 11 Transport
01:01:18 11.1 Maritime transport
01:02:10 11.2 Roads and automotive transport
01:03:54 11.3 Railways
01:04:58 11.4 Public transport
01:06:51 11.5 Air transport
01:07:39 12 Sport
01:08:34 12.1 Athletes
01:09:56 13 International relations
01:10:06 13.1 Twin towns and sister cities
01:10:23 13.2 Partner cities
01:10:31 14 See also
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Odessa or Odesa (Ukrainian: Оде́са [oˈdɛsɐ] (listen); Russian: Оде́сса [ɐˈdʲesə]) is the third most populous city of Ukraine and a major tourism center, seaport and transport hub located on the northwestern shore of the Black Sea. It is also the administrative center of the Odessa Oblast and a multiethnic cultural center. Odessa is sometimes called the pearl of the Black Sea, the South Capital (under the Russian Empire and Soviet Union), and Southern Palmyra.
Before the Tsarist establishment of Odessa, an ancient Greek settlement existed at its location. A more recent Tatar settlement was also founded at the location by Hacı I Giray, the Khan of Crimea in 1440 that was named after him as Hacıbey. After a period of Lithuanian Grand Duchy control, Hacibey and surroundings became part of the domain of the Ottomans in 1529 and remained there until the empire's defeat in the Russo-Turkish War of 1792.
In 1794, the city of Odessa was founded by a decree of the Russian empress Catherine the Great. From 1819 to 1858, Odessa was a free port - porto-franco. During the Soviet period, it was the most important port of trade in the Soviet Union and a Soviet naval base. On 1 January 2000, the Quarantine Pier at Odessa Commercial Sea Port was declared a free port and free economic zone for a period of 25 years.
During the 19th century, Odessa was the fourth largest city of Imperial Russia, after Moscow, Saint Petersburg and Warsaw. Its historical architecture has a style more Mediterranean than Russian, having been heavily influenced by French and Italian styles. Some buildings are built in a mixture of different styles, including Art Nouveau, Renaissance and Classicist.Odessa is a warm-water port. The city of Odessa hosts both the Port of Odessa and Port Yuzhne, a significant oil terminal situated in the city's suburbs. Another notable port, Chornomorsk, is located in the same oblast, to the south-west of Odessa. Together they represent a major transport hub integrating with railways. Odessa's oil and chemical processing facilities are connected to Russian and European networks by strategic pipelines.