Hikers pause on the final lap of three-week tour through the Crimea. From far north in Siberia, they may be sputnik workers.
Chris-Craft � la russe, a ZIS-powered speedboat with a dented bow, offers low-cost pleasure rides on Caucasus' Lake Ritsa.
Coney Island on the Black Sea...the names are different, but the postures are the same
Though pebbly, the beach is a paradise where usually puritanical citizens gaily shed stodgy clothes for bright bikinis.
A mother and son lie blissfully in warm Black Sea water at Yalta. As in Western Europe, small tots are often nude.
Some simply wear shorts and underwear bra, others have fashionable two-piece suits, as shown here on Sochi's shore.
Physical fitness starts at walking age and is preached even in fairy tales
Mishka the Bear gets out his accordion and leads the bunnies in song: "Exercise helps you to run fast, to become agile and to strengthen your health...."
And in real-life version a smiling nurse leads toddlers through their exercises in the playground of the Odessa rope factory in which their parents work.
In an Odessa gym class boys and girls join hands in push-me-pull-you exercise. Now and always, calisthenics will be a habit.