National Geographic : 1942 Jul
The National Geographic Magazine Sofoto Mountain Views and Hot Sulphur Baths Attract Visitors to Pyatigorsk Sanatoriums line the terraced hillside park of this health resort in the northern Caucasus. From Tambukan Lake (background) come radioactive waters and medicinal mud. Closely grouped in this area are 17 mountains of volcanic origin, giving rise to mineral springs. Popular resorts have sprung up around them (opposite page).