It’s Odesa, not Odessa
How to pronounce and write the names of Ukrainian cities correctly.
“I’m from Kiev,” — I used to say to my friends as I immigrated to Canada many years ago.
I have always written and pronounced the name of the city I’m from in the Russian manner: Kiev. Kee-y-ev. Yup, I’m from a Russia-speaking family, Russian is my first language and Ukrainian is my second. I’m a native speaker of both, and my…