Odessa Tour with BBC TWO: Great Continental Railway Journeys Kiev-Lviv-Odessa

On Odessa city tour with Michael Portillo, BBC TWO.

BBC TWO came to Odessa last June to film an Odessa-Kiev-Lviv episode of their Great Continental Railway Journeys program. It was very exciting to participate in Odessa part.

Odessa Walks founder, Olga Bokhonnovskaya and Michael Portillo went on a city tour and discussed Odessa’s early days. Empress Catherine and Odessa founders, Duc de Richelieu. Foreign settlers who dared to settle on the frontier of the Russian Empire. Russian and Ukrainian peasants who created some of the first narratives about the newly founded city. «As long as a person had two hands, was willing to work and settle here, he was welcomed».