The Potemkin Steps (Odessa, Ukraine) Reviews
Description:City: Odessa / Country: Ukraine / World Region: Europe
Newest Review: ... going on and rushed to quell the uprising. It was nearby, on the steps that the troops viciously put an end to the uprising. The steps were not re-named as "the Potekmin Steps" until 1955, the 50th anniversary of the uprising. Before that they were known as the Primorsky Steps which quite simply means "by the sea" and, indeed, the steps are situated in a prominent ... more
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by - written on 27/06/10, updated on 30/06/10 (Very useful, 112 readings)
Who would have thought that a simple flight of steps could be so interesting? The steps I am talking about are the Potemkin Steps in the Ukrainian city of Odessa, opened in 1841. Curiously, for a city that is home to lots of attractive buildings, it is this set of stone stairs that visitors flock to see. Allow me to explain... The steps were not made famous by the 1905 uprising of sailors on the Russian battleship Potemkin, but by Sergei Eisenstein's film account of the event which was made in 1925 and is today regarded as a cinematographic classic. The uprising was fairly significant at the time but not widely known of until the film was made. (Incidentally ... Read the complete review
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