Soviet Innerness , the Amra sanatorium // Gagra // Abkhazia
Lenin on the playground // Abkhazia
Soviet bus stop on the black sea shore // Abkhazia
Sukhumi ‘s Graces – Abkhazia
Beyond easy labels of “Soviet theme park” or ” puppet state” given by international press , the breakaway state of Transnistria ( aka Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic ) could be a glimpse into the not so far future of crimea …
The 60’s pool // Gagra // Abkhazia
On the shore of a glassy sea , Sokhoumi, the capital of the unrecognized country of Abkhazia dreams .
Famous throughout the twentieth century and the former Soviet Union times the black sea’s balniaire station which was once hardly hit during the Georgian–Abkhazian conflict ( 1990s ) takes a bet on russian tourism to recover its old glory, but some wounds are long to heal …
In September, 1993, during the Abkhaz-Georgian conflict five Tupolev civilian airliners were hit by missiles in Sukhumi – Babushera airport . Over 150 people perished in the attacks.
Since the Abkhaz–Georgian conflict (1989–present) the old bridge over the enguri River is de Facto the DMZ between Georgia and the breakaway state of Abkazhia.
We love Abkhazia – Roadsign on the way to lake Ritsa // Abkhazia