Potemkin Steps

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Odesa , Ukraine
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A woman yells at a tidy line of soldiers as they take aim. Officer commands: 'Fire!'. It takes many painful seconds for her to collapse and release a pram with a baby, which starts slowly tumbling down the steps – these very steps. All of that never happened during the real Battleship Potemkin mutiny, but the genius film director Sergei Eisenstein made the world believe it did. The steps lead down from bul Prymorsky to the Sea Port. But pause at the top to admire sweeping views of the harbour. You may avoid climbing back by taking the free funicular railway that runs parallel.