In 1993 this object was finally given to the Abkhaz authorities and now it's a popular tourist attraction. They say that Stalin had 5 country houses in Abkhazia (in Gagra and on Lake Riza in particular). Still, this one was the most favorite. He
came here 5-6 times a year. Accordingly, there were all conviniences: a direct communication line with the government, the staff of 800 people, secret passages leading to the sea and to railway stations and some other ruses...
Almost a hundred years ago, a 4-gun battery was built by the decision of the Military Russian Council on the western shore of the Balaklava bay in order to protect Sevastopol. This was the most southern outpost of the defensive line that was able to get cruisers and battleships at the
distance of 20 kilometers. However, the battery did not actually perform its primary task to fight the enemy at sea. In autumn 1941, all four guns were turned toward the coast, and during 6 months continuously attacked parts of the Wehrmacht coming to Sevastopol .
It's well-known to everybody that the cinema is the art of deception, illusion and image. Changing the angle of a camera and lightening, one can change a man. These photographs depict not Hugh Laurie but Alexey, a native Muscovite
working as an ambulance driver. He has recently had an injury and left the hospital only a month ago. A surprising similarity in the fate of a fictional character and a real man (greatly resembling him) amazes.