National Geographic : 1942 Jul
Roaming Russia's Caucasus 117 Sovfoto With 150 Passengers, This Glider Cuts the Waves at 45 Miles an Hour Powered by two 675-horsepower engines and two smaller auxiliary motors, this 78-foot Black Sea speedster has a cruising range of 373 miles. The glider makes the 75-mile trip from Sochi to Sukhumi, an eight-hour voyage for a Diesel-engined express boat, in two hours (page 107). Sovfoto Sturgeon from the Mouth of the Kura River Go by Air to City Markets The rushing Kura enters the Caspian Sea about 80 miles south of Baku. From here comes world-famous Russian caviar, salted roe of the sturgeon.