The Vorontsov's Palace in Alupka, Crimea, Soviet Union. Exteriors of the Vorontsov's Palace. Busts lined up inside the palace. A fountain in front of the palace. White marble lions at the entrance. People come down the steps of the southern facade of the palace.
Mountain climbing in the Crimea. Scene opens showing new blooms on a tree, framing the slopes of a Crimean moutain covered with small trees and shrubs. A column of people is seen wending their way through the area. A group of young persons stand side-by-side in a line at the base of a rocky upslope, apparently being addressed by mountain guides. Closeup of the rock climbers, including a woman. Some carry rope looped over their shoulders. A climber stands between two rock formations, grasps a rope and begins free climbing the rock. Closeup shows the safety rope fastened under his arms and tied at his back. Closeup of his feet as he makes his way. View of him quite far up the tall rock face. Below, other climbers shield their eyes from the sun as they watch his progress. View from the top of this section of mountain, as the climber hauls himself up over the ledge. Another view of those watching from below. Next, the climber is seen rappelling down the sheer rock face using his rope to control his descent. Camera focuses on two climbers standing atop peaks of the mountain. One throws a coil of rope across to another. A climber on a peak with suspended from rope line stretched taut across open space. The town of Alupka is below, and the Black Sea in the background. The climber rides the taut line (zip-line) across to the other peak, where other await him.
City of Bakhchisaray in Crimea, Soviet Union. Views of mountains and landscape in the countryside in Crimea. Ruins of an ancient Jewish city. Exteriors of Hansaray in Bakhchisaray. Civilians and children in the city. Bullock carts and horse carriages being driven through the city. Castles on a mountain top.
Palaces and monuments near Yalta in Crimea, Soviet Union. Exteriors of Livadia Palace in Livadiya Crimea. People enter the gates of the palace. Scene changes to exterior views of a the Kichkine Palace, built of whitewashed stone for the Grand Duke Dmitry. Sweeping views of the Black Sea from the elevated mountain-side position of the Palace Kichkine. People in a garden in the palace at Gaspra, a former home of Grand Duke Nikolaevich. Men and women play volleyball at a park near the Gaspra palace. People enjoy views of the Baron von Steingel Swallow's Nest castle, jutting out at the edge of the Black Sea, at the Cape of Ai-Todor.
Life of Soviet Georgian people of Batumi, in the Adjar Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic of the Soviet Union. Adjarian people milling about on streets in the Black Sea coastal city of Batumi, Adjar. Busy sidewalk cafes. Men, women, and children shop for fruits and vegetables from stalls on a street. Men at a roadside cafe. People swim at a Black Sea beach. A ship waits in the Black Sea port at Batumi, as travelers leave Batumi, in small boats, to board her. Scenes of Yalta, after the passengers arrive there. People milling about on a city street with shops in Yalta, Crimea. A horse drawn cart being pulled as it ascends toward a nearby summit of the Ai-Petri mountains. Elevated view from the mountains of Yalta toward vineyards and toward the south shore of the Black Sea.
Allied leaders at the Yalta Conference in Crimea, Soviet Union during World War II. Interiors of Livadia Palace in Crimea. Officials confer and look at papers. British Prime Minister Winston Churchill arrives at the palace. Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin also arrives. Churchill's daughter Sarah Churchill in an army uniform as she talks to Anne Boettiger and Kathy Harriman.