Images from a British photographer Martin Parr who visited Yalta, Russia, in summer 1995. At that time, Crimea was still absolutely Soviet, people on the photos look exactly like the ones from the Soviet epoch with lots of interest in all possible western stuff. However, the transformation had already begun and the author captured that vibe.
Russian prostitutes in a hotel
Mafia member and his family
State country house of L. Brezhnev, back then anyone could enter the house and spend some time there.
Brezhnev’s country house (dacha)
Gay guys on the shore of the Black Sea
Dacha of Brezhnev
Russian arms dealer on the tennis court of an old sanatorium in Gurzuf.
Dacha of Brezhnev. Ex-training specialist of combat dolphins
Soldiers from a military sanatorium
Mercedes should be protected from the sun!
Dancers in the hotel “Yalta Intourist”
Former military sanatorium in Gurzuf
Brezhnev’s state summer house
Martin Parr – self-portrait
Mafia member and his security in the background
Tourists from Germany