A set of cards released by the Ministry of Communications of the USSR in 1983 is dedicated to the region that used to have a generalized “resort” name at the time – the Caucasus Black Sea coast. Towns, villages and resorts from Anapa to Batumi administratively related to different areas, regions and republics, but for holidaymakers it was just the Black Sea coast. Visitors were both those who went “to the seaside” after getting a “whatever they had” ticket and those who traveled exclusively to the Caucasian coast. There were, of course, the adherents of the Crimea as well. These two regions replaced Turkey and Egypt for Soviet citizens (unfortunately, there was no alternative to Thailand in the USSR, and our fellow citizens discovered the delights of winter beach holiday only in the 90th). Apart from vacations in the Crimea and the Caucasus, there was “the land of evergreen tomatoes” – Baltics with Jurmala.
There will be more publications about the Crimea and the Baltic states, but now, to celebrate the beginning of summer, please welcome the postcards of the Caucasian Black Sea coast. Notes are original. Photos by V. Panov
1. View of the Cape Pitsunda (photo by R. Ozersky)
2. Anapa. Central Alley of the Park of Culture and Rest named after the 30th anniversary of Victory
3. Anapa. In the children’s village of tales
18. Batumi. Port