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Sochi . Pop. 343,334. Currency - Rouble. Language – Russian. Time Zone GMT + 4 hours. Airport – Sochi International AER. Best Time to go – all year round destination for Black Sea beaches and winter sports – between May and September the population doubles as tourists flock to this ‘Summer Capital’ of Russia. Sochi has been a popular Russian resort since the beginning of the 20th century, mainly due to its unique humid subtropical climate, picturesque mountainous coastline, and endless shingle beaches. The city is located on a section of north east coastline on the Black Sea and is officially the largest resort city in Russia. The city took new importance as the summer destination for the Russia president replacing the previous location of the Crimea which was now in the Ukraine. The city was also awarded the 2014 XXII Olympic Winter Games and XI Paralympic Winter Games. It is also a host city for the 2018 FIFA Football World Cup and is due to be included as a Formula 1 Grand Prix venue on the Sochi International Street Circuit. Most overseas visitors travel by air to Sochi International Airport AER although some travelers may find arriving via Cruise ship or scheduled ferry from Turkey attractive as no visa is required for a 72 hour stay in Russian territory, if staying on the cruise ship or a designated hotel. The city has some notable sites including - Stalin's Summer Residence, Godlik fortress, Anchor and Cannon Monument, Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin Monument, The Singing Fontains, Zavokzalny War Memorial, Sochi Art Museum, Riviera Park, and Park of Southern Cultures. However, the Sochi Olympic Park will is arguably the most popular visitor attractions with the following competition venues high on the tourist list - Central Stadium, Bolshoi Ice Palace, Maly Ice Palace, Speed Skating Centre, Figure Skating and Short Trek Centre, and Sochi Curling Centre.

Sochi Cheap Hotels Russian Winter Olympics 2014 near Airport

Sochi Russia Cheap Hotels and Accommodation including Grand Hotel & Spa Rodina, Zhemchuzhina Hotel Complex, Radisson Blu Resort and Congress Centre, Kurortniy Kompleks Gamma Hotel, Gorki Grand Hotel, Grand Hotel Polyana, Sochi Airport Hotels, and Sochi Hotels near Olympic Village.

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2014 Winter Olympics - wikipedia

The 2014 Winter Olympics, officially the XXII Olympic Winter Games, or the 22nd Winter Olympics, were scheduled to take place from 6 to 23 February 2014, in Sochi, Russia, with some events held in the resort town of Krasnaya Polyana. Ninety-eight events in fifteen winter sports will be held. Both the Olympics and 2014 Winter Paralympics are being organized by the Sochi Organizing Committee (SOC).

2014 Winter Paralympics - wikipedia

The 2014 Winter Paralympics, officially known as the XI Paralympic Winter Games, will be held from March 7 to March 16, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. On 4 July 2007 the International Olympic Committee selected Sochi as host of the games. This will be the first time Russia has hosted the Paralympics and will be the début of Para-snowboarding at the Winter Paralympics.

Sochi - wikipedia

Sochi is a city in Krasnodar Krai, Russia, located on the Black Sea coast near the border between Georgia/Abkhazia and Russia. According to the 2010 Census, the city had a permanent population of 343,334, up from 328,809 recorded in the 2002 Census, making it Russia's largest resort city. It is one of the very few places in Russia with a subtropical climate, with warm to hot summers and mild winters.

Sochi - wikitravel

Sochi is one of the southernmost places of Russia and the second-largest city of Krasnodar Krai, with a population of 415,000. Located along the Black Sea coast, it is about 1,600 km south of Moscow.

Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics

Official website of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics happening Feb 7-23, 2014 in Sochi, Russia: Get your Olympic schedules, tickets, news, photos, & videos.

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