Sochi, Russian Federation

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Sochi Russian Federation
"Sochi is a city in Krasnodar Krai, Russia, located on the Black Sea coast near the border between Georgia/Abkhazia and Russia. The Greater Sochi area, which includes territories and localities subordinated to Sochi proper and sprawls for 145 kilometers along the shores of the Black Sea near the Caucasus Mountains. Being part of the Caucasian Riviera, it is one of the very few places in Russia with a subtropical climate, with warm to hot summers and mild winters. MAIN TOURISTS ATTRACTION • Stalinist period Empire Style buildings. The modern-period architecture history in Sochi started from the general construction plan of 1934. • Loo temple. Located at the hilltop away from the sea, it was initially built in 10-12 centuries, rebuilt in 14th century and converted into a fortress in 15-16 centuries. • Anchor and Cannon. The oldest monument in the city, built in 1913. An original 19th century cannon and 18th century anchor symbolize the victory of Russian army in Russian-Ottoman war of 1828-1829 . • The Singing Fontains. Located in the center of the city, at the corner of Kurortny Prospekt and Navaginskaya street, at the entrance to Sochi Trade Gallery. A pool with numerous water streams, and special sound and visual hardware, allowing the water to ""sing"" and ""dance"" in rhythym. • Olympic Countdown Clock. Installed and launched in May and June of 2011, 1,000 days before the start of Sochi 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Games. • Sochi Art Museum. The museum occupies one of the most beautiful buildings of Sochi, built in 1936. Its collection is the largest at the Black Sea coast. The exposition expands with new paintings of Sochi artists, regular solo exhibitions are organized. • Sochi History Museum. This museum is one of the oldest cultural sights in the city, was open in 1920. The exposition embraces the important milestones of the city's history, archaelogical findings, nature and famous people. • Riviera Park. The most popular and the biggest public park of Greater Sochi, established in 1898 and fully renovated 100 years after. Riviera is an all-season sight. The Green Theatre of the park is a venue for frequent concerts and festivals. But the main point of interest is probably Friendship Alley, established in 1960, with trees planted by famous politicians, celebrities and other well-known people. • Dendrarium. The best park at the Black Sea coast, where a wide variety of trees' species is collected. • Frunze Park. One of the oldest resort parks in the city, located in the coastal park of Khosta district, near Dendrarium, having at its area the Summer Theatre, venues for sports, and an amazing cascaded fontain."
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