THE FIRST GUIDE of its kind for the region, Chechnya and North Caucasus: An Architectural Guidebook explores the diverse architecture of one of the former Soviet Union’s least-explored regions. The seven independent republics and two Russian territories that make up the relatively small North Caucasus region represent an incredible array of languages, cultures, religions, and traditions, and offer a correspondingly broad range of architectural highlights, from modernism and brutalism to traditional and Islamic-inspired hybrids.


The project was the brainchild of Berlin-based photojournalist Gianluca Pardelli of Soviet Tours, and is published by Dom Publishers. The book is divided into six region-specific chapters plus a standalone section dedicated to Soviet-era monuments.


The book is currently part of a crowdfunding campaign; more information and backer info can be found on the official Kickstarter Page.