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Sochi – the view from above

Sochi is a Russian resort city located on the Black Sea coast of Krasnodar Krai. Tourism, mostly internal, is the basis for the city’s economy. Sochi is the largest resort city in Russia.

The population of Sochi is only about 400 thousand people, but every year about 6 million tourists visit the city. Photos by: Slava Stepanov.

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Along the coast of the Big Sochi there are more than 400 hotels, guest houses, sanatoriums. In 2014, Sochi held XXII Winter Olympic Games, which gave a new start to the development of the city’s infrastructure.

Sochi stretches for 148 km along the Black Sea coast. It is the longest city in Russia and the second longest in the world after Mexico.

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Marine Station of Sochi – one of the most recognizable symbols of the city.

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Sochi Train Station.

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Gorky Street, Railway Station Square and Sochi Bus Station.

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Navaginskaya Street (pedestrian).

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Monumental column with a statue of the Archangel Michael – the patron saint of Sochi.

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Sochi Art Museum.

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Svetlanovsky Bridge (Vereshchaginsky Viaduct).

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Winter Theater.

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Sochi Circus.

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Sochi Arboretum (more than 2,000 exotic and rare plants).

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The length of the beach area of Sochi is 146 km. All the beaches are pebbly.

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Transport infrastructure built for the Olympics.

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Olympic Park.

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Olympic Flame Bowl.

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“Sochi Autodrom” – a Formula One racing circuit.

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“Sochi Park” – the only themed amusement park on the coast of the Black Sea.

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Sochi International Airport.

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