ODESSA, UKRAINE - 04.20.2018. Potemkin stairs. The stairs are considered a formal entrance into the city from the direction of the sea and are the best known symbol of Odessa. Odesa Stairs. Shutterstock Image - ODESSA, UKRAINE - 04.20.2018. Potemkin stairs. The stairs are considered a formal entrance into the city from the direction of the sea and are the best known symbol of Odessa. Odesa Stairs. - ID: 1085130815