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Sochi - Сочи
« on: July 21, 2008, 02:28:59 AM »
The Black Sea and it's cities: Sochi:


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Located south of Krasnodar is the beautiful city of Sochi (Сочи) perhaps most famous in recents years as the location of the dacha where the last Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev was under house arrest during the attempted coup as the Soviet Union was crumbling.

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Sochi is a Russian resort city, situated in Krasnodar Krai just north of the southern Russian border. It sprawls along the shores of the Black Sea against the background of the snow-capped peaks of the Caucasus Mountains.

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The views approaching Sochi are incredible!  As your car slowly descends from the mountains, the vast Black Sea stretches forever and then the city appears.  Like most Russian cities, Sochi is steadily losing population.  In the 2002 Census it had a population 328,809, down from 336,514 recorded in the 1989 Census. 

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Part of the Turkish/Ottoman Empire, the territory was ceded to Russia in 1829 as a result of a Russo-Turkish War.  Sochi is the only area in all of Russia to enjoy subtropical vegetation.


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The city has been selected to host the XXII Olympic Winter Games in 2014.  Today Sochi is in the midst of a building spree as Russia prepares for the Winter Games.


[ Guests cannot view attachments ] At 145 km (90 mi), greater Sochi is claimed to be the longest city in Europe. Sochi is home to dozens of health sanatoriums.


[ Guests cannot view attachments ] The monument to the famous "Yalta Conference" with Josef Stalin, Winston Churchhill and Franklin D. Roosevelt is located in Sochi.


[ Guests cannot view attachments ] The suburb of Adler is home to one of the largest trout fish farms in Russia.


[ Guests cannot view attachments ] Something not very common in Russian--tornados come often to Sochi.


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Re: Sochi - Сочи
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2009, 05:00:00 PM »
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Construction for Olympics.



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Mr Lenin watches the progress.


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Re: Sochi - Сочи
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2015, 01:00:48 AM »
Thank you for the interesting information about my city.


Some more

was software from british  :chuckle:


The winter olympiad was super. Many foreigners came to my city and the beautiful mountains








Я люблю солнце и море. I love the sun and the ocean.

Тот, кто избегает, ненавидит женщин.


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Re: Sochi - Сочи
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2015, 01:04:41 AM »
was software from british  :chuckle:
Made in UK – always a sign of quality :chuckle:
If you get a minute check out Bruce's TR - Its not quite finished, however its still a pretty good read IMHO.

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Re: Sochi - Сочи
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2015, 04:24:52 AM »

was software from british  :chuckle:
Made in UK – always a sign of quality :chuckle:

Probably Bobbed out to Bangalore though for plenty cheapness.


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Re: Sochi - Сочи
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2015, 05:12:17 AM »
Ah, Mendy's pics from exotic places brought from the archive. I like the wooden hills and mountains :thumbsup:

It feels good when your town gets such an overview, isn't it? :nod: 
Nadie no sabe lo que tiene hasta el día que lo pierde.

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Re: Sochi - Сочи
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2015, 07:08:34 AM »
2 web cams of Sochi.

the sea

the mountains

http://www.sochi.com/webcamera/

yes  - it is possible to ski and to swim in the sea on the same day  tiphat
Я люблю солнце и море. I love the sun and the ocean.

Тот, кто избегает, ненавидит женщин.

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Re: Sochi - Сочи
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2016, 07:48:49 PM »
Don't shoot the messenger, links to articles posted, don't necessarily reflect my personal opinion.

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Re: Sochi - Сочи
« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2016, 02:29:40 AM »
While it seems to be a hard (bad) storm, it was NOT a hurricane.
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« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2016, 06:30:00 AM »
S.C was pretty excited about it ..'reporting via Skype - the aftermath of the storm - heavy stones smashing restaurant windows that are 20m and 3 m above the normal sea state.

Some friends of ours were excited about paddle boarding in a predicated 1m surge..I expect if they had tried it - they could have been washed up on the street

https://www.rt.com/news/369118-sochi-storm-waves-winter/

SC is most upset that the sunbathing season has finally ended and booked flights for us to the far east !



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Re: Sochi - Сочи
« Reply #11 on: December 17, 2016, 01:26:49 AM »
Welcome, Video mix

Looking forward to more videos of Sochi, Greater Sochi and mountain resorts ? ;)

Can you imagine - some folks on here don't like Sochi ..


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Re: Sochi - Сочи
« Reply #13 on: December 17, 2016, 02:54:29 PM »
Lots of familiar  places  - thank you !


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« Reply #17 on: February 08, 2017, 05:04:01 AM »
VideoMix, Thank you for posting the material. Curious how hardy (strong) are the subtropical foliage in this region? Av
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Re: Sochi - Сочи
« Reply #18 on: February 13, 2017, 06:48:35 AM »
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VideoMix, Thank you for posting the material. Curious how hardy (strong) are the subtropical foliage in this region? Av
Если я правильно понял вопрос, то тут зелено круглый год. Не все растения, конечно, но многие. Я сам был очень даже удивлен, после Киева :) Тут даже насекомые могут зимой по улице ползать, в теплые дни.

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Re: Sochi - Сочи
« Reply #20 on: October 26, 2017, 06:50:37 PM »
Sochi: Experience the black market, fall in love, and discover the Black Sea coast

https://www.rbth.com/travel/326534-sochi-travel-experience-sea-tourism
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Re: Sochi - Сочи
« Reply #21 on: October 27, 2017, 01:18:31 AM »
Sochi: Experience the black market, fall in love, and discover the Black Sea coast

https://www.rbth.com/travel/326534-sochi-travel-experience-sea-tourism

1/ Yacht Graceful is registered to an offshore British dependant - couldn't possibly be the President's .... :chuckle:

2/ Black 'Marketer' ... marketeer ? Can't say I've met any folk - that stood out as such

3/ Drunks in track-suits? No..... In four years, I've seen ONE sl.drunk on the sea-front - guy riding a bicycle and stopped by police - made to walk ))

Is it Monaco, Nice or Marbella ? No ... but it is generally clean and sl.drunk people aren't a nuisance like in some Euro resort






 

 

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