Crimea, or the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, is a sub-national unit, an autonomous republic, of Ukraine. It is located on the northern coast of the Black Sea, occupying a peninsula of the same name. It was often referred to with the definite article, as the Crimea, until well into the 20th century.
Howard Sochurek, a photographer for Life magazine, travelled a lot throughout the Soviet Union in the 1950s leaving after himself an impressive collection of photographs. Here are photographs he took in the Crimea in 1958.