Zebrykowe (Ukrainian Цебрикове; Russian Цебриково / Zebrikowo, German Hoffnungstal, also Hoffnungsthal ) is an urban-type settlement with around 2,900 inhabitants in Rajon Welyka Mychajliwka, Odessa Oblast in Ukraine. It is located about 50 kilometers east of Tiraspol and about 90 kilometers north- west of Odessa. Together with the 7 lying around villages Iryniwka ( Іринівка ) Malozebrykowe ( Малоцебрикове ) Mardariwka ( Мардарівка ) Nowopawliwka ( Новопавлівка ) Noworomaniwka ( Новороманівка ) Oleniwka ( Оленівка ) and Olhynowe ( Ольгинове ) they form a municipal council community.


The colony Hoffnungsthal opened in 1819 in the Ukrainian language area by German emigrants from Wuerttemberg. This was two years ago arrived in the little village in the valley of Zebrik Maly Kujaknik in the government of Kherson, Tiraspol district and were given land for colonization of previously established and unfinished by Bulgarian colonists place. The colonists for District Glückstal scoring Hoffnungstal received market rights in 1835 and 1847, the first church was built. 1848 850 people lived in the village. The inhabitants belonged to the German ethnic group of the Black Sea Germans.

At the approach of the Red Army took place on May 18, 1944, the expulsion of the ethnic German population. 1961 the village was granted the status of an urban-type settlement.


  • Georg Leibbrandt (1899-1982), Nazi official and author, born in Hoffnungsthal
  • Siegfried Springer, Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of European Russia, grew up in the village
  • Immanuel Winkler (1886-1932), pastor of 1911-1918, Chairman of the " Committee of the All-Russian Association of Russian main citizens of German nationality " and author
  • Igor Levitin Jewgenjewitsch (* 1952), Russian politician, former Minister of Transport