The Big Caucasus [1930s]: Georgia, Azerbaidjan, Armenia, Stavropol' and Krasnodar regions
The region stretches for about 1,200 kilometres or 750 mi from west-northwest to east-southeast, between the Taman Peninsula of the Black Sea to the Absheron…
Restaurant veranda on Mount Mtatsminda, 1938. On Holy Mountain are the Church of Saint David Mamadaviti, the necropolis and pantheon of social activists, and the tomb of the writer Alexander Griboedov. Tbilisi, Georgia.
Icheri Sheher, 1938. Bath of Aga Michael on Kichik Gala Street, 18h century, in the southwest part of the Icheri Sheher. Locals call the area the bathhouse attendant neighborhood. An old residential quarter and architectural treasure in Azerbaidjan's capital. Since 2000 UNESCO has listed it as a world heritage site. Old town, Baku
Lunch in a dietetic cafeteria, 1938. Located alongside the Collonade restaurant in Kislovodsk, and working under the guidance of nutritionists, it served two meals a day to about 500 people, in summer only. Kislovodsk, Stavropol' region
Automobile transfer, 1938. Constructivist-style Red Army health retreat named after Voroshilov, a project of Stalin's personal architect, Miron Merzhanov. It won a Grand Prix award at the World Exhibition in Paris in 1937. Sochi, Krasnodar region.
An excursion in Dendrarii, 1938. The unique botanical garden in Sochi. Designed by S.N. Khudekov and opened in 1892, it features more than 1,600 varieties of trees from around the world. Sochi, Krasnodar region