The Secret History of Khava Gaisanova (2013)

Khava Gaisanova lives in Chermen, a village in the heart of the North Caucasus. In 2007 her husband disappeared, like so many men in the North Caucasus disappear without a trace – kidnapped, arrested or simply executed and buried in anonymous graves. The unstable North Caucasus described in this book lies on the other side of the mountains from Sochi. In The Secret History of Khava Gaisanova and the North Caucasus, a grim picture unfolds of the region hosting the 2014 Winter Olympics.

The Secret History of Khava Gaisanova and the North Caucasus is the recipient of a Gold medal at European Design Awards 2014 and winner of the PDN Photo Annual Book Category, 2014.

“After reading this book, I was deeply impressed. Not only by what the authors - under sometimes life-threatening conditions - have established, but also by the enormous power to survive of all those ordinary people they have interviewed and portrayed and whose stories are now burned on my brain.”
— NRC Books, 2013


Publisher: The Sochi Project, 2013
Paperback: 352pp and 32pp insert
Dimensions: 20 x 27 cm (7 7/8 x 10 5/8 in.)
Language: English
Print run: 1,100 copies

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