Man-ape hybrid as Soviet Superman
Novorossisky & Sochi
Mid March 2010
Sochi is located at the very southern tip of Russia and the northern Caucasus. Only forty minutes away from Abkhazia and very close to quite other disputed & dangerous Russian states like Dagestan, Chechnya, Balkaria and North Ossetia.
During Soviet times, experiments on monkeys was a secret Soviet plan to create a man-ape hybrid that would become a Soviet superman and propel the Soviet Union ahead of the West! And I am not joking… Stalin really thought this could work. Now monkeys are used for touristic purposes… It’s inhumane, but i couldn’t resist of taking a photo of two monkeys.
I am sure you have heard of Sochi before. You remember the Winter Olympics in Vancouver this winter, well in 2014, the Olympics will be held in Sochi… I am reeeeeally curious how this will turn out since corruption is a pretty big issue over here. 327 Billion Roubles are needed for this event…
I do have to apologize for the lack of skate photos, but we had no photographer on this trip, so I had to take the roll as photographer aswell, so all the good skate photos will be saved for the Magazines.
Before we headed to Georgia, Naim had to get gnarly. He ollied over this Hubba over a Double Set twice… First for the footage and then for this photo. Krasnoyarsk representing! He unfortunately left the trip after Sochi!
So they told us that the boat ride from Sochi to Batumi (Georgia) would take only a couple hours, ended up being over ten hours… We arrive in Georgia and everyone is a little sketched out. Throughout our stay in Russia, people were telling us not to go, because it would be too dangerous. Well we arrived and it was obviously the opposite!