Founded in 1794 by Katherine the Second with the purpose of establishing a mighty seaport,
fortifying southern borders of the Russian Empire, Odessa has surpassed Her Majesty
Soon Odessa has become one of the biggest and wealthiest cities of Russia.
Attracted by Porto Franco business conditions and benevolent climate, migrants and
merchants from European and Asian countries, made a beautiful and prosperous home in
Odessa. Since then the city was doomed to flourish, thanks to good business sense,
positive and optimistic vision and sharp wit of its inhabitants.
Neither bureaucrats, nor wars or famine, even Soviet regime, could not exterminate a
special spirit of the city.
Nowadays it is one of the biggest cities and largest seaport of Ukraine. City population
is 1027000 persons. Odessa has well developed business, travel and entertainment
infrastructure and is deservedly popular for travel and business alike.