A critique from the past

In 1907 Polish journalist, critic, poet and essayist David Frishman criticized the Russian government for ignoring unrest in Odessa, translated here for the first time from Yiddish.

In March 2014 Russia incorporated Crimea and Sebastopol into Russia, areas that had hitherto formed part of independent Ukraine. The UN reacted to this by declaring the act illegal.

Tragedy was added to the equation when on May 2, approximately 40 men and women were killed in pro- and anti- Russian clashes in the city of Odessa.

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