Residents of a remote village in the Caucasus Mountains, in Soviet Georgia near Tbilisi, 1956. Some of these men are Cossacks, and some wear traditional clothing including the Cherkeska, or vest with ceremonial musket bullet cartiridges.

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Elderly Cossack in a remote village in the Caucasus Mountains, in Soviet Georgia near Tbilisi, 1956. He is wearing the cherkeska Cossack uniform.

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Elderly Cossack in a remote village in the Caucasus Mountains, in Soviet Georgia near Tbilisi, 1956. He is wearing the cherkeska Cossack uniform.

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Elderly Cossack in a remote village in the Caucasus Mountains, in Soviet Georgia near Tbilisi, 1956. He is wearing the cherkeska, or traditional uniform of the Cossack with the ceremonial musket casings.

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Elderly Cossack in a remote village in the Caucasus Mountains, in Soviet Georgia near Tbilisi, 1956. He is wearing the cherkeska, or traditional uniform of the Cossack with the ceremonial musket casings.

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Elderly Cossack in a remote village in the Caucasus Mountains, in Soviet Georgia near Tbilisi, 1956. He is wearing the cherkeska Cossack uniform.

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Elderly residents of a remote village in the Caucasus Mountains, in Soviet Georgia near Tbilisi, 1956

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Residents of a remote village in the Caucasus Mountains, in Soviet Georgia near Tbilisi, 1956

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Village in the Caucasus Mountains, in Soviet Georgia near Tbilisi, 1956

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Residents of a remote village in the Caucasus Mountains, in Soviet Georgia near Tbilisi, 1956

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Residents of a remote village in the Caucasus Mountains, in Soviet Georgia near Tbilisi, 1956

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Residents of a remote village in the Caucasus Mountains, in Soviet Georgia near Tbilisi, 1956

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Elderly resident of a remote village in the Caucasus Mountains, in Soviet Georgia near Tbilisi, 1956

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An elderly Cossack, center, in a remote village in the Caucasus Mountains, in Soviet Georgia near Tbilisi, 1956

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An elderly Cossack in a remote village in the Caucasus Mountains, in Soviet Georgia near Tbilisi, 1956

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Elderly Cossack and his family in a remote village in the Caucasus Mountains, in Soviet Georgia near Tbilisi, 1956

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Elderly Cossack and his family in a remote village in the Caucasus Mountains, in Soviet Georgia near Tbilisi, 1956

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Elderly residents of a remote village in the Caucasus Mountains, in Soviet Georgia near Tbilisi, 1956

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Residents of a remote village in the Caucasus Mountains, in Soviet Georgia near Tbilisi, 1956

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Residents of a remote village in the Caucasus Mountains, in Soviet Georgia near Tbilisi, 1956

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Residents of a remote village in the Caucasus Mountains, in Soviet Georgia near Tbilisi, 1956

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Residents of a remote village in the Caucasus Mountains, in Soviet Georgia near Tbilisi, 1956

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Residents of a remote village in the Caucasus Mountains, in Soviet Georgia near Tbilisi, 1956