The Hellenic Foundation for Culture Branch in Odessa presented on Monday, March 26, the new book of PhD historian and author Valeriy Tomazov, entitled “The Mavrokordatos Clan in the Russian Empire”.
This is the third volume of the book series “Families from Chios in Odessa”, whose publication is co-funded by the Greek-Ukrainian Chamber and Ioannis Polychronopoulos.
The new volume presents the work of Dr. Tomazov, who is in charge of the Department of Genealogical and Heraldic Studies in the Institute of History of Ukraine, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. The book aims at depicting the life and work of the members of the mighty Greek family, who had a strong influence on the workings of the Russian Empire.
Some of the Mavrokordatos family members were princes, top officials, magnates and diplomats, while others owned powerful trade houses near the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov.