PRI's The World Published by PRI's The World Take a tour of the 'Home Depot of Soviet past' Listen Queue Download this audio Want to embed this player? Use the code below. More info. <iframe frameborder="0" scrolling="no" height="130" width="100%" src="https://www.wnyc.org/widgets/ondemand_player/wnyc/#file=/audio/json/686051/&share=1"></iframe> Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Email a Friend In the former Soviet state of Georgia is a sprawling open-air hardware store called the Eliava. Vendors there sell building materials, tools and machinery — much of it from Soviet days and Russian-made.