Diving for Pearls Monument, Resort Pitsunda

Location: Pitsunda, Abkhazia

Completed: 1969

Sculptor: Irakly Alekseevich Ochiauri

Alternative names: Nyryalschiki (Divers), Resort of all-Union, Seven Candles Resort

Genre: Soviet monument, former USSR

Pitsunda sits on one of the largest bays in the Eastern Black Sea region. Orders to establish the first mega-resort in the USSR came from the then General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, Nikita Khrushchev. Two of the Union’s top architects, Mikhail Posokhin and Ashot Mndoyants, were given the task of drawing up the blueprint and more than three thousand labourers, artisans and craftsmen etc. descended on the small town to create the resort as per their plan.

The sculpture Diving for Pearls depicts the beginning of the swimming season. More information about Resort Pitsunda.

Diving for Pearls Monument, (Resort Pitsunda) in Pitsunda, Abkhazia | Soviet monument | former USSR

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