National Geographic : 1942 Jul
Roaming Russia's Caucasus So foto White-clad Soviet Youths Learn to Defend the Caucasus At an alpinist training camp an instructor shows a sports society how to descend a sheer wall of ice with spiked shoes and ropes. Such groups of young men and women are semimilitary (page 96). Sorfoto "Now Tell Me the Same Thing, But Say It in Russian" The teacher and her assistant in this Kabardino-Balkaria school test little Vladimir Gazbashiev's knowledge of Russian. He and his fellow pupils speak a native tongue related to Turkish, one of numerous dialects in use for centuries throughout the mountain area.