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Tuesday, August 23, 2016


Name: Natalia Airiyan

Age: 25

Profession: Photographer

City: Kabardino-Balkaria

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.

  • Sky

    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

    Nalchik is the capital of Kabardino-Balkaria.It was founded in 1724. It is mountain resort town with many sanatoriums, health resorts, mineral springs and unique parks. The population of Nalchik is 238 000 and the major ethnic groups are Kabardinians, Balkars, Russians, Ossetians and others. 
    Natalia Airiyan @tsheslavec

  • Night

    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

  • Dogs

    There are many stray dogs in Nalchik's streets.

    Natalia Airiyan @tsheslavec

  • Rain

    Rain and umbrellas. A melancholy day in Nalchik. 

    Natalia Airiyan @tsheslavec

  • Homeward

    My short journey to Kabardino-Balkaria has come to the end. I am returning home to Vladikavkaz by minivan.

    Natalia Airiyan @tsheslavec

  • Boys

    David, Astemir and Mansoor send their regards. 

    Natalia Airiyan

  • Nostalgia

    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

  • Market

    Markets are very popular, offering low prices and large variety versus shops and supermarkets.

    Natalia Airiyan @tsheslavec

  • Walking

    Tired, but happy citizens are in a hurry to get home after their hard working day. 

    Natalia Airiyan @tsheslavec

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