Pictures of Ivan V. Boldyrev are absolutely unique, they have already been arousing undying interest for over a century. The author was working in a quite original manner and managed to feel a situation, to give a
figurative characteristic to one or another scene. He made a significant contribution to the development of photography in the country. The pictures you are about to see below are all dated 1875-1876.
Tkuarchal was a developing industrial town in Soviet Abkhazia. It was the town of miners, workers, engineers. Pipes of its factories produced so much smoke that a man who came outside and walked through the town returned home being all dirty and dusty. But everything became suddenly over. In the best
Soviet years the population of the city amounted to 40 thousand people, before the war - over 20 thousand. The war took many citizens of Tkuarchal away, many others simply abandoned the town. In 2008 only 5 thousand people remained there. They could not find jobs and earn a living.
Ukrainian Crimea is not only underground bunkers of the war time and wonderful landscapes but also amazing cave cities. In the south-west part of the peninsular mountains have steep slopes from the south and flat ones from the
north, they form an inaccessible plateau that was similar to those people used in old times for making fortresses. Today we want to show you those ancient places of the Crimea which are preserved best of all.