The Mentor Volume 4

The Mentor Volume 4

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...are the university and the botanical gardens. The educational and scientific institutions of Kiev rank ncxt to those of Pctrograd and Moscow. The population of Kiev is over 500,000. Odessa, which is one of the most important seaports of Russia, and is situated at the northwest angle of the Black Sea, is the real intellectual and commercial capital of the so-called Novorossia (no-voross'iyah), or New Russia. It is by rail about a thousand miles south-southwest of Moscow, and about 406 miles southwest of Kiev. In appearance it is the least Russian of_all the cities of the c0un'-. try.' The inhabitants are to a great extent foreigners. The Bay of Odessa was colonized by the Greeks at a very early period. In the fourteenth century the region belonged to the Lithuanians. These people, and afterward the Poles, kept the country under their dominion until the sixteenth century, when it was seized by the Tartars. In I789 the Russians captured the fortress that the Turks had erected there, and in I791 the region was ceded to Russia. In I824 Odessa became the seat of the governors-general of Novorossia and Bessarabia (bes-a-rah'bih-yah). During the years 1905-1906 the city was the scene of violent revolutionary disorders, marked by a. naval insurrection. ' Odessa has the appearance of a wealthy west European city. The Nikolai (nick'o-ly) Boulevard is a fine promenade. The central square contains a statue erected in 1826 of Armand, Duc de Richelieu (French, reesh'ly-eh; English, reesh'loo), who was the first governor of Odessa, from 1803 to 1814. From this monument a magnificent flight of nearly two hundred granite steps leads down to the harbor. The population of Odessa is over 600,000. It has a university with about 1,700 students....show more

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  • Paperback | 252 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 458g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236820150
  • 9781236820150