Odesa's opera house is known as the "heart" of the cultural city.

Odesa opera house remains ‘heart of the city’ amid ongoing war


During a rehearsal at the Odesa National Academic Opera and Ballet Theater in Odesa, it’s easy to forget that Ukraine is a country at war. Despite attacks on the busy port city and cultural hub, the opera house remains open.

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Director General of the World Trade Organization Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala walks outside of the International Monetary Fund building during the World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings in Washington DC in April, 2022. 

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The bulk carrier Razoni starts its way from the port in Odesa, Ukraine

1st ship carrying Ukrainian grain leaves the port of Odesa


The first ship carrying Ukrainian grain set out from the port of Odesa under a deal brokered by the United Nations and Turkey that is expected to release large stores of Ukrainian crops to foreign markets and ease a growing food crisis.