Dread fills Odessa, Ukraine, on eve of Victory Day

By Anna Nemtsova, May 8, 2014

ODESSA, Ukraine — On the eve of the Victory Day holiday marking Nazi Germany’s surrender to the Soviet Union, this usually bustling resort city braced for more street clashes.

Universities locked their doors. Families sent their children out of town. Businesses closed, and officials warned the public to stay away from crowded places. Popular restaurants and cafes, usually packed with tourists at this time of year, were empty.

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