Photos Crimea
Photos Crimea

Photos - Crimea

We spend most time of our 2006 Ukraine holiday on the Crimean peninsula, leaving the Easter and Western Ukraine for a next visit. The Crimea is an area soaked in history with many famous places like Sevastopol, Yalta and Balaklava. We were able to shoot some very interesting photos for the Russian Black Sea fleet in Sevastopol and inside a secret submarine base in Balaklava.

The night train from Kiev arrives around midday in Sevastopol and much of the Russian Black Sea fleet can already be seen from the train. The large presence of the Russian Navy, many Soviet monuments and import role in history make Sevastopol a great city to stay a few days. There are also many things to see around Sevastopol, most notably the World War II museum at Hill and the secret submarine base at Balaklava. Yalta was the most famous Black Sea holiday resort of the USSR and the location of the famous Yalta conference. We stayed in the famous Intourist Hotel Yalta a giant complex were many lucky Soviet citizens spend their summer holiday. The last place on the Crimea we visited was Simferopol mainly famous for the Tatars that lived there in the past and recently returned from exile in Central Asia.

Sevastopol - Kiev Sevastopol train

Ukrainians saying goodbye to their relatives on Kiev train station

Sevastopol - Kiev Sevastopol train

Corridor in a typical former Soviet long distance sleeper train

Sevastopol - Kiev Sevastopol train

Toilets in Russian and Ukrainian trains are usually clean

Sevastopol - Kiev Sevastopol train

Water boiler to make tea, soup or noodles in an Ukrainian train

Sevastopol - Sevastopol Railway Station

Busy square with Soviet architecture near the Railway Station

Sevastopol - Scuttled ships monument

Monument to Scuttled ships for the first defence of Sevastopol

Sevastopol - Scuttled ships monument

The monument to Scuttled ships Sevastopol’s most famous landmark

Sevastopol - Lenin statue

Lenin looking towards the Black Sea from a hill in Sevastopol

Sevastopol - Lenin statue

Posing in front of a Lenin statue in Sevastopol Ukraine

Sevastopol - Lenin statue

Lenin still shows the people the path forward Sevastopol

Sevastopol - Lenin statue

Lenin statue with classis posture on a hill in Sevastopol

Sevastopol - Lenin statue

Red Navy sailor flanking Lenin at a Soviet monument in Sevastopol

Sevastopol - Lenin statue

Monument with Soviet hero’s near the Lenin statue in Sevastopol

Sevastopol - Lenin statue

Soviet worker with an anvil flanking Lenin in Sevastopol

Sevastopol - Hero cities memorial

Stones honouring the Soviet Hero Cities, Smolensk in the front

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