Disputed Territories: Exploring Daily Life in the Northern Caucasus

April 20, 2012

By Conor Risch

© Davide Monteleone/VII

People attend a wedding in the countryside of Ochamchira, Abkhazia. To see more images from Red Thistle, click on the Photo Gallery link below.

After living in Moscow for several years, Italian photographer Davide Monteleone became interested in the Northern Caucasus—the mountainous, geopolitically complex region between the Caspian and Black Seas that is home to a wide range of ethnic groups, many of them Muslim—because the culture, landscape and people were so different from those in Slavic Russia, which controls many of the areas....

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