Abandoned Soviet Sanatorium architecture buildings in Tskaltubo Georgia by photographer Ryan Koopmans
Abandoned Soviet Sanatorium architecture buildings in Tskaltubo Georgia by photographer Ryan Koopmans
Abandoned Soviet Sanatorium architecture buildings in Tskaltubo Georgia by photographer Ryan Koopmans
Abandoned Soviet Sanatorium architecture buildings in Tskaltubo Georgia by photographer Ryan Koopmans
Abandoned Soviet Sanatorium architecture buildings in Tskaltubo Georgia by photographer Ryan Koopmans
Abandoned Soviet Sanatorium architecture buildings in Tskaltubo Georgia by photographer Ryan Koopmans

TIMELINE

1925

Architect Kalashnikov oversees the construction of the first sanatoriums, resorts and medical facilities in Tskaltubo.

1960s-80s

Peak of the Soviet Union with over 100,000 visitors a year coming to Tskaltubo.

1991

Fall of the Soviet Union and most of Tskaltubo's 22 sanatoriums and hotels are abandoned.

1992

War in Abkhazia, a separatist region nearby leads to 200,000 displaced people.

Thousands of Abkhazians are rehoused in the abandoned sanatoriums.

2018

Some buildings have been sold for redevelopment others continue to decay. Hundreds of refugees still live in the sanatoriums 25 years after arriving.

Abandoned Soviet Sanatorium architecture buildings in Tskaltubo Georgia by photographer Ryan Koopmans
Abandoned Soviet Sanatorium architecture buildings in Tskaltubo Georgia by photographer Ryan Koopmans
Abandoned Soviet Sanatorium architecture buildings in Tskaltubo Georgia by photographer Ryan Koopmans
Abandoned Soviet Sanatorium architecture buildings in Tskaltubo Georgia by photographer Ryan Koopmans
Abandoned Soviet Sanatorium architecture buildings in Tskaltubo Georgia by photographer Ryan Koopmans
Abandoned Soviet Sanatorium architecture buildings in Tskaltubo Georgia by photographer Ryan Koopmans
Abandoned Soviet Sanatorium architecture buildings in Tskaltubo Georgia by photographer Ryan Koopmans
Abandoned Soviet Sanatorium architecture buildings in Tskaltubo Georgia by photographer Ryan Koopmans
Abandoned Soviet Sanatorium architecture buildings in Tskaltubo Georgia by photographer Ryan Koopmans
Abandoned Soviet Sanatorium architecture buildings in Tskaltubo Georgia by photographer Ryan Koopmans
Abandoned Soviet Sanatorium architecture buildings in Tskaltubo Georgia by photographer Ryan Koopmans
Abandoned Soviet Sanatorium architecture buildings in Tskaltubo Georgia by photographer Ryan Koopmans
Abandoned Soviet Sanatorium architecture buildings in Tskaltubo Georgia by photographer Ryan Koopmans
Abandoned Soviet Sanatorium architecture buildings in Tskaltubo Georgia by photographer Ryan Koopmans
Abandoned Soviet Sanatorium architecture buildings in Tskaltubo Georgia by photographer Ryan Koopmans
Abandoned Soviet Sanatorium architecture buildings in Tskaltubo Georgia by photographer Ryan Koopmans
Abandoned Soviet Sanatorium architecture buildings in Tskaltubo Georgia by photographer Ryan Koopmans
Abandoned Soviet Sanatorium architecture buildings in Tskaltubo Georgia by photographer Ryan Koopmans
Abandoned Soviet Sanatorium architecture buildings in Tskaltubo Georgia by photographer Ryan Koopmans
Abandoned Soviet Sanatorium architecture buildings in Tskaltubo Georgia by photographer Ryan Koopmans
Abandoned Soviet Sanatorium architecture buildings in Tskaltubo Georgia by photographer Ryan Koopmans
Abandoned Soviet Sanatorium architecture buildings in Tskaltubo Georgia by photographer Ryan Koopmans
Abandoned Soviet Sanatorium architecture buildings in Tskaltubo Georgia by photographer Ryan Koopmans
Abandoned Soviet Sanatorium architecture buildings in Tskaltubo Georgia by photographer Ryan Koopmans
Abandoned Soviet Sanatorium architecture buildings in Tskaltubo Georgia by photographer Ryan Koopmans
Abandoned Soviet Sanatorium architecture buildings in Tskaltubo Georgia by photographer Ryan Koopmans
Abandoned Soviet Sanatorium architecture buildings in Tskaltubo Georgia by photographer Ryan Koopmans
Abandoned Soviet Sanatorium architecture buildings in Tskaltubo Georgia by photographer Ryan Koopmans
Abandoned Soviet Sanatorium architecture buildings in Tskaltubo Georgia by photographer Ryan Koopmans
Abandoned Soviet Sanatorium architecture buildings in Tskaltubo Georgia by photographer Ryan Koopmans
Abandoned Soviet Sanatorium architecture buildings in Tskaltubo Georgia by photographer Ryan Koopmans
Abandoned Soviet Sanatorium architecture buildings in Tskaltubo Georgia by photographer Ryan Koopmans
Abandoned Soviet Sanatorium architecture buildings in Tskaltubo Georgia by photographer Ryan Koopmans
Abandoned Soviet Sanatorium architecture buildings in Tskaltubo Georgia by photographer Ryan Koopmans
Abandoned Soviet Sanatorium architecture buildings in Tskaltubo Georgia by photographer Ryan Koopmans
Abandoned Soviet Sanatorium architecture buildings in Tskaltubo Georgia by photographer Ryan Koopmans
Abandoned Soviet Sanatorium architecture buildings in Tskaltubo Georgia by photographer Ryan Koopmans
Abandoned Soviet Sanatorium architecture buildings in Tskaltubo Georgia by photographer Ryan Koopmans
Abandoned Soviet Sanatorium architecture buildings in Tskaltubo Georgia by photographer Ryan Koopmans
Abandoned Soviet Sanatorium architecture buildings in Tskaltubo Georgia by photographer Ryan Koopmans
Abandoned Soviet Sanatorium architecture buildings in Tskaltubo Georgia by photographer Ryan Koopmans
Abandoned Soviet Sanatorium architecture buildings in Tskaltubo Georgia by photographer Ryan Koopmans
Abandoned Soviet Sanatorium architecture buildings in Tskaltubo Georgia by photographer Ryan Koopmans
Abandoned Soviet Sanatorium architecture buildings in Tskaltubo Georgia by photographer Ryan Koopmans
Abandoned Soviet Sanatorium architecture buildings in Tskaltubo Georgia by photographer Ryan Koopmans
Abandoned Soviet Sanatorium architecture buildings in Tskaltubo Georgia by photographer Ryan Koopmans
Abandoned Soviet Sanatorium architecture buildings in Tskaltubo Georgia by photographer Ryan Koopmans
Abandoned Soviet Sanatorium architecture buildings in Tskaltubo Georgia by photographer Ryan Koopmans
Abandoned Soviet Sanatorium architecture buildings in Tskaltubo Georgia by photographer Ryan Koopmans
Abandoned Soviet Sanatorium architecture buildings in Tskaltubo Georgia by photographer Ryan Koopmans
Abandoned Soviet Sanatorium architecture buildings in Tskaltubo Georgia by photographer Ryan Koopmans
Abandoned Soviet Sanatorium architecture buildings in Tskaltubo Georgia by photographer Ryan Koopmans
Abandoned Soviet Sanatorium architecture buildings in Tskaltubo Georgia by photographer Ryan Koopmans
Abandoned Soviet Sanatorium architecture buildings in Tskaltubo Georgia by photographer Ryan Koopmans
Abandoned Soviet Sanatorium architecture buildings in Tskaltubo Georgia by photographer Ryan Koopmans
Abandoned Soviet Sanatorium architecture buildings in Tskaltubo Georgia by photographer Ryan Koopmans
Abandoned Soviet Sanatorium architecture buildings in Tskaltubo Georgia by photographer Ryan Koopmans
Abandoned Soviet Sanatorium architecture buildings in Tskaltubo Georgia by photographer Ryan Koopmans
Abandoned Soviet Sanatorium architecture buildings in Tskaltubo Georgia by photographer Ryan Koopmans
Abandoned Soviet Sanatorium architecture buildings in Tskaltubo Georgia by photographer Ryan Koopmans
Abandoned Soviet Sanatorium architecture buildings in Tskaltubo Georgia by photographer Ryan Koopmans
Abandoned Soviet Sanatorium architecture buildings in Tskaltubo Georgia by photographer Ryan Koopmans
Abandoned Soviet Sanatorium architecture buildings in Tskaltubo Georgia by photographer Ryan Koopmans
Abandoned Soviet Sanatorium architecture buildings in Tskaltubo Georgia by photographer Ryan Koopmans
Abandoned Soviet Sanatorium architecture buildings in Tskaltubo Georgia by photographer Ryan Koopmans
Abandoned Soviet Sanatorium architecture buildings in Tskaltubo Georgia by photographer Ryan Koopmans
Abandoned Soviet Sanatorium architecture buildings in Tskaltubo Georgia by photographer Ryan Koopmans
Abandoned Soviet Sanatorium architecture buildings in Tskaltubo Georgia by photographer Ryan Koopmans

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