“Russian Riviera”: Yalta 1995

"Russian Riviera": Yalta 1995

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 Riviera": Yalta 1995

"Russian Riviera": Yalta 1995

Russian prostitutes in a hotel

"Russian Riviera": Yalta 1995

Nightclub dancing

"Russian Riviera": Yalta 1995

"Russian Riviera": Yalta 1995

Mafia member and his family

"Russian Riviera": Yalta 1995

"Russian Riviera": Yalta 1995

State country house of L. Brezhnev, back then anyone could enter the house and spend some time there.

"Russian Riviera": Yalta 1995

Brezhnev’s country house (dacha)

"Russian Riviera": Yalta 1995

"Russian Riviera": Yalta 1995

"Russian Riviera": Yalta 1995

"Russian Riviera": Yalta 1995

Gay guys on the shore of the Black Sea

"Russian Riviera": Yalta 1995

Dacha of Brezhnev

"Russian Riviera": Yalta 1995

"Russian Riviera": Yalta 1995

"Russian Riviera": Yalta 1995

"Russian Riviera": Yalta 1995

"Russian Riviera": Yalta 1995

Russian arms dealer on the tennis court of an old sanatorium in Gurzuf.  

"Russian Riviera": Yalta 1995

"Russian Riviera": Yalta 1995

Dacha of Brezhnev. Ex-training specialist of combat dolphins

"Russian Riviera": Yalta 1995

"Russian Riviera": Yalta 1995

"Russian Riviera": Yalta 1995

"Russian Riviera": Yalta 1995

"Russian Riviera": Yalta 1995

Soldiers from a military sanatorium

"Russian Riviera": Yalta 1995

Mercedes should be protected from the sun!

"Russian Riviera": Yalta 1995

Dancers in the hotel “Yalta Intourist”

"Russian Riviera": Yalta 1995

Former military sanatorium in Gurzuf

"Russian Riviera": Yalta 1995

"Russian Riviera": Yalta 1995

"Russian Riviera": Yalta 1995

Local bandits

"Russian Riviera": Yalta 1995

"Russian Riviera": Yalta 1995

Brezhnev’s state summer house

"Russian Riviera": Yalta 1995

"Russian Riviera": Yalta 1995

"Russian Riviera": Yalta 1995

Martin Parr – self-portrait

"Russian Riviera": Yalta 1995

"Russian Riviera": Yalta 1995

Taste test

"Russian Riviera": Yalta 1995

"Russian Riviera": Yalta 1995

Mafia member and his security in the background

"Russian Riviera": Yalta 1995

Tourists from Germany

"Russian Riviera": Yalta 1995

"Russian Riviera": Yalta 1995

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