August 21, 2023, 18:00


12:00 PM – Serhii Gutsalyuk, head of the Southern interregional department of the Ukrainian institute of national remembrance (in person);

Oleksandr Horodilov, chief specialist of the southern interregional department of the Ukrainian institute of national remembrance (in person);

Topics of focus:

  • Announcement of the exhibition on russian ideology, “Rashism is…”;

More info: The exhibition about the ideology that prevails in Russia today and led to the current Russian-Ukrainian war will be open to everyone in Taras Shevchenko Park.

The 16 informational stands of the exhibition tell in detail about the real essence of the Putin regime, which is supported or at least tolerated by Russian society.

The presentation of the exhibition will take place on August 22 and will last until September 27 at Taras Shevchenko Park.

01:00 PM – Serhiy Tsymbalar, the eldest son of former Chornomorets player Ilya Tsymbalar (in person);

Iryna Tsymbalar, widow of former Chornomorets player Ilya Tsymbalar (in person);

Topics of focus:

  • Ilya Tsymbalar’s “tribute game” in moscow. Odesa’s response;

Context: In early September, the Spartak football club from moscow plans to hold an exhibition friendly match dedicated to the memory of Odesa footballer, former Spartak player Ilya Tsymbalar, who has been gone for more than ten years.

Among the organizers is Ilya’s younger son, Oleg, who fled Ukraine for Moscow after the outbreak of full-scale war and is waiting for the russsian “liberation of Odesa.”

After the information was made public that a match in memory of Ilya Tsymbalar would be held in moscow, a wave of indignation and condemnation swept across Ukraine. Ilya’s wife, Ilya’s eldest son, Serhiy, his friends and colleagues were shocked by this step by the enemies. 

His relatives and friends will talk to journalists to set the story straight and to tell about Ilya Tsymbalar and his relationship with Spartak moscow. His eldest son Serhiy, who works as a children’s coach at the Ilya Tsymbalar School, and the football player’s widow will take part in the press-conference.

04:00 PM – Public discussion by editors of Odesa media: “Who watches and reads Odesa media? In what direction will Odesa media develop during the war?”

Topics of focus:

  • Media audiences; 
  • Communication with the authorities; 
  • Staff shortage; 
  • Sources of funding; 

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