Summary: Eastern Crimea was a center for partisan activity during the Great Patriotic War.
In honor of the May Day holiday, we trek through this wild realm along the Black Sea, hoping to recapture a sense of what it meant to fight and live here.
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Map of the Forest Trek A Google Maps mashup of the trek Lada Bakal and company took in the footsteps of Soviet partizans.