Armenia is a former union soviet republic, in the mountainous Caucasus region between Asia and Europe. Yup, there is a country named Armenia and they speak Russian. Yerevan, the capital of Armenia is called the "The pink city" and it is one of the most beautiful city that I've been to. They have a "union soviet" feels architecture which I find it interesting. The buildings are massive, concrete and the streets are clean and spacious.
A Chechen volunteer rides a horse as he patrols the streets of the town of Novy Ataguy, some 6 kms south of the capital Grozny, on December 31, 1994. Russian troops launched a massive ground and air assault on the capital on December 31, 1994 after several weeks of bombardments by warplanes to crush the breakaway Caucasus republic's three-year independence drive.
I’m fascinated by the Caucasus, a mountainous region where Europe and Asia converge, with many distinctive ethnic groups and an incredible variety of faces. Her name is Delyara, she’s Ossetian and I photographed her on the streets of Vladikavkaz, Russia, in June 2016. These days I’m in Kathmandu, Nepal. #TheAtlasOfBeauty #AroundTheWorld #Russia #Ossetia