Life here is serious describes the North Caucasus’ most popular national sport, wrestling. Wrestling and the North Caucasus are inextricably linked. Not only is wrestling the most popular sport in the region, the North Caucasus is also the birthplace of many Olympic champions. They are honoured as heroes. Above all, wrestling as a tactical, brutal sport rich in traditions is a metaphor for the North Caucasus itself: a hospitable but violent region.
Publisher: The Sochi Project, 2013
Series: Sketchbook no. 02
Hardcover: 48pp and 1 fold-out
Dimensions: 15 x 21 cm (5 7/8 x 8 3/8 in.)
Print run: 750 copies (numbered)
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