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/ Main / News / In Odessa to be held the celebration of 183rd anniversary of Grigory Marazli’s birth

Placed: 25.07.2014 10:37:08

In Odessa to be held the celebration of 183rd anniversary of Grigory Marazli’s birth

In Odessa library named after I. Franko will be held the day of honor of Grigory Marazli

The history of Odessa numbers the great variety of foreign public figures. Among them the special place in hearts of the citizens holds Grigory Marazli – the most famous Mayor of Odessa, who had the Greek roots.
In Odessa Centralized Library System for adults to the 183rd anniversary of Grigory Marazli’s birth will be held regional walk named “the history and architecture of Marazlievskaya Street”
Grigory Grigorievich Marazli (1831-1905) — Odessa Mayor (1878-1895), arts patron. He helped to build Odessa city library, theater, a lot of charitable and educational establishments, hospitals, post office, water-supply system, tram lines, markets, first stadium and many other buildings in the city.
The name of Marazli entered the history of Odessa at last third of the XIX century as a symbol of love for his hometown and is associated with charity and patronage.
In his honor was named the New Street in 1895. Today Marazlievskaya Street is one of the most beautiful streets of Odessa. Almost every building on the street differs by its architectural elegance; many of them have a great history.
The day of honor will be held at the library named after I. Franko. The program of event includes narration about the history of foundation and architecture of the street.
The Consul General of Greece to Odessa Antonios Haziroglu and director of the Branch of the Hellenic Foundation for Culture in Odessa Mr. Sofronis Paradisopoulos were invited at the evening as the guests of honor.





In 2003 was established the honorary award of the Mayor of Odessa named after Grigory Marazli.
The award is presented for a significant contribution to the development of Odessa in the charity, patronage, economic, scientific, technical, socio-cultural sphere and active citizenship.
The honorary award can be given to residents of Odessa, Ukrainian citizens and residents of other countries.
Names of those who received honorary are included in the book of "Golden names of Odessa." The status of such a citizen is equal to the status of "Honorary Citizen of Odessa."

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