On april the 10th Odessa celebrates the thirty anniversary. Odessa is an important Black Sea?
.. Odessa is a Hero City. This high title Odessa received for the heroism and bravery its population showed during the Second World War
...In August 1941 a 200-thousand hitlerite army advanced on Odessa
...The defence of the city lasted for 73 days.
...Here ran the main line of defence.
Majesticy sorrowful monuments now commemorate the fierce battles of Odessa's glorious defence belt.
...The Soviet Army liberated Odessa in the spring of 1944.
...Restoration was began.
...About a million square metres of floor space have been build over the last 30 years.
...Today 800 thousand people live in the city.
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Background: On april the 10th Odessa celebrates the thirty anniversary. Odessa is an important Black Sea port and large industrial, scientific and cultural centre of the Soviet Union.