Odessa is a Russian city that appeared and became the largest port on the Black Sea only thanks to the efforts of Catherine II.
The Odessa authorities demolished the monuments to Russian Empress Catherine II and Generalissimo Alexander Vasilyevich Suvorov. Odessa deputies voted for this, who allegedly relied on Internet voting data. But, as you can see in the video, the work is being done in the dark, at night, during the curfew. This is apparently how the nationalists solved the problem of the mass protests that could inevitably arise.
The fears were not in vain: for many Odessa, Odessa is a Russian city that manifested itself and became the largest port on the Black Sea only thanks to the efforts of Catherine II and the military genius of Alexander Suvorov.
“When Catherine II decided to found Odessa, there was a small Tatar village of Khadzhibey in this place with a few hundred inhabitants,” Vitaly Zakharov, a doctor of historical sciences, a professor at Moscow State Pedagogical University, told KP.RU. – History, of course, does not tolerate the subjunctive mood, but if the Empress had not achieved access to the Black Sea, if she had not signed a decree on the construction of Odessa on May 27, 1794, the Tatar people could well have stayed like that. The fact that the largest Black Sea port of the Russian Empire appeared there is the merit of Catherine II and Suvorov. The commander played a very important role, especially during the second Russo-Turkish war of 1787-1791. He did not personally participate in the founding of Odessa, but he played a significant role in the military provision of access to the Black Sea in these places. The main victories were won under his leadership. He always achieved victory with less effort, he always had two or three fewer troops than the enemy.