Kurpaty Sanatorium in Yalta, Crimea – During the days of the Soviet Union, the Kremlin constructed hundreds of sanatoriums.
Khoja Obi Garm Sanatorium in Tajikistan – Twenty-five years after the collapse of the USSR, many of these sanatoriums are still in use as health resorts, while others have been left to languish and ruin.
Aurora Issyk-Kul Sanatorium in the Tian Shan mountains in eastern Kyrgyzstan – "Sanatoriums were seen as showpieces that could display Soviet superiority to attitudes in the west, where holidays were a time to engage in pleasurable activities with a focus on material rather than spiritual gain," says writer Maryam Omidi, who launched a Kickstarter campaign to create a book documenting these monuments.
Alatau Sanatorium in Almaty, Kazakhstan – Omidi is working with photographers Michal Solarski, Egor Rogalev, Dmitry Lookianov, René Fietzek, Claudine Doury and Olya Ivanova. They hope to travel to sanatoriums across the Soviet realm to create a visual ode to the best health spas still in use today.