The world’s biggest country, in a magazine. Since 1956.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Name: Natalia Airiyan
How long have you been doing photography? 8 years. documentary photography
Your instagram account? @natasha.airiyan
Can you give us a short description of your city? The Republic of Kabardino-Balkaria borders Stavropolsky Kray in the North, Georgia in the South, North Ossetia in the East and Southeast, Karachay-Cherkessia in the West. Its capital is Nalchik, which was founded in 1724. Nalchik is a mountain resort town with many sanatoria, health resorts, mineral springs and parks. The population of Nalchik is 238,000 and the major ethnicitities are: Kabardinians, Balkars, Russians, and Ossetians.
What is something about your area that only locals would know? Most of the population of Kabardino-Balkaria is Sunni Muslim. There are also people who adhere to the Russian Orthodox faith and Judaism. The city has two Russian Orthodox Churches: Simeonovskaya Church and the church are rather harmless and will leave you alone.
Which places or sites are a must for someone to see if they visit your area? Mount Elbrus,
Atazhukinsky Garden, The restaurant "Sosruko", the Hippodrome.
Kabardino-Balkaria borders Stavropolskiy Kray in the North, Georgia in the South, North Ossetia in the East and in the South-East, Karachay-Cherkessia in the West.Natalia Airiyan
Nalchik is situated in the foothills of the Caucasus Mountains and one feature of its climate is wide daily variation in air temperature, especially in summer.Natalia Airiyan
There are many stray dogs in Nalchik's streets.Natalia Airiyan @tsheslavec
Rain and umbrellas. A melancholy day in Nalchik.Natalia Airiyan @tsheslavec
My short journey to Kabardino-Balkaria has come to the end. I am returning home to Vladikavkaz by minivan.Natalia Airiyan @tsheslavec
David, Astemir and Mansoor send their regards.Natalia Airiyan
The feeling of 90's nostalgia will never leave you in Nalchik. It seems that you've just made a journey through time and space.Natalia Airiyan @tsheslavec
Markets are very popular, offering low prices and large variety versus shops and supermarkets.Natalia Airiyan @tsheslavec
Tired, but happy citizens are in a hurry to get home after their hard working day.Natalia Airiyan @tsheslavec