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Sochi - China Travel Cooperation
The popular Russian resort Sochi needs to develop flight connection with China and open the first Chinese restaurant in the city for ensuring the mass flow of tourists from China.
--20-05-2015--
Sochi 2014 International Investment Forum: Stats & Figures
Despite a glooming economic scenario and political pressure by some of the Western countries, this years event proved a success.
--22-09-2014--
Sochi 2014: Geography And Concept
Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games are held in Krasnodar Krai, the large southernmost region of the Russian Federation with the area of 76,000 square kilometers. Sochi, hosting 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Games is a real gem of the Krasnodar Krai. Sochi is one of the largest Russian resort cities located between Black Sea and Caucasus Mountains. In addition, it was recognized the longest city in Europe (145 km). It is located on the same latitude as the worlds most recognized tourist destinations like Toronto and Nice.
--10-02-2014--
Sochi Winter Olympics 2014 - Calendar and Today's Events (daily updates)
It is now easier than ever to follow Winter Olympic Games in Sochi 2014 with our daily updates. This article will inform you about all important Olympic events and competitions which are set for today. Check it up daily and you won't miss anything interesting. There is also a big official calendar for all Olympic days.
--09-02-2014--
Record Cost Overruns In 2014 Sochi Olympics
The Olympic Games in Sochi will set a new record in costs, surpassing Beijings price tag of $40 billion.
--03-01-2014--
Top 3 Videos From Russia
In this edition, the water grabs the media attention, be it the freezing cold Arctic Ocean or the southern rivers in 2014 Olympic host city of Sochi.
--24-09-2013--
Top 3 Videos From Russia
Click here to watch some of the most exciting videos watched by Russians, including streetracers trying to catch cops, a flooding washing away a police van, and the education minister cursing his deputy.
--07-04-2013--
Buzz Barometer: Sochi is Such a ...
Click here to read about foreigners' first impressions of Sochi ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics. What do athletes actually think about the tracks?
--29-03-2013--
Buzz Barometer: Sun and Scandal in Sochi
With a year to go till the start of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, the international media have been descending on the host city to check out the scale of the construction and the role of the upcoming event for Russia.
--10-02-2013--


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International Festival "World Drums" Kicks off in Sochi
A parade with 400 drums will open the international festival "World Drums" in Sochi today.
--06-02-2017--
Yuri Bashmet to Arrange Special Concert for Children in Sochi
The 10th Anniversary Winter Arts Festival will take place in the resort city from February 15 to 26.
--12-01-2017--
Sochi will be the Only Russian City to See Totem of Cirque du Soleil
The Totem show by the famous Canadian circus will premiere at the Ice Palace of Sports on July 1, 2017.
--19-12-2016--
Winners of Sochi International Film Award Festival to be Announced Tonight
The jury is selecting among 12 films by filmmakers from around the world.
--15-12-2016--
Sochi International Film Awards Festival - SIFA 2016
Sochi International Film Awards will be held under the auspices of the London Film Forum Raindance Film Festival for the first time in Russia.
--10-12-2016--
Sochi to Host Two International Festivals in November
The 8th International Festival "Art Unites the World" and the 1st International Contest "Return to the Source: Preserving Domestic Folk Culture" will run in Sochi from the 1st to 7th of November.
--11-10-2016--
Winners of New Wave Festival Announced in Sochi
Dino from Croatia and Walter Ricci from Italy have shared the first prize.
--12-09-2016--
International AquaJazz Festival Kicks Off in Sochi
The International AquaJazz Festival founded by the Russian saxophonist Igor Butman has opened in Sochi today, August 4.
--04-08-2016--
1st Sochi International Film Festival SIFF Will Be Held in December
The 1st Sochi International Film Festival SIFF will take place in Sochi from December 10 to December 16.
--08-07-2016--
Sting Will Sing at Closing Gala Concert of New Wave
The renowned British musician Sting will become the headliner of the well-known New Wave festival in Sochi.
--08-07-2016--
Folk Music Festival "Red Sun" in Sochi
The folk music festival dedicated to national cultures and traditions will take place in Sochi from July 12 to 15.
--29-06-2016--
Good Boy Takes Grand Prize of Kinotavr Film Festival
The film Good Boy directed by Oksana Karas has became the winner of the Grand Prix at the 27th Kinotavr Film Festival in Sochi.
--14-06-2016--
Winter Arts Festival in Sochi Opened by Musicians from Japan, Iran and Russia
The International Winter Arts Festival kicked off in Sochi on Saturday. Musicians from Russia, Japan and Iran performed at the opening ceremony concert.
--16-02-2016--
Internet Festival of Young Readers in Sochi
The 15th Open Internet Festival of Young Readers of Russia will be held in Sochi on March 25 - 27.
--27-01-2016--
Ilya Averbukh to Present Ice Show in Sochi
Ilya Averbukh and champion figure skaters will present the New Year's show in the city of Sochi on Wednesday.
--06-01-2016--
Film about Sochi Paralympians to Participate in Flaertiana
The international documentary film festival Flaertiana kicks off in Perm today.
--18-09-2015--
Tourist and Music Olympus Fest 2015 in Sochi
Tourist and music festival Olympus Fest 2015 will be held in the Medal Square of the Olympic Park in Sochi on August 21 and 22.
--17-08-2015--
Chamber Music Festival 'Velvet Season' will be Held in Sochi
The annual open-air music festival Velvet Season will take place in Adler District of Sochi from September 18 to September 27.
--09-08-2015--
Festival under the Auspices of UNESCO Comes to Sochi
The 2nd stage of the International Culture and Arts Festival under the auspices of UNESCO will be held in Sochi.
--08-08-2015--
Grand Prix Of Russia Formula 1 Tours
Daily tours will be conducted for tourists in Sochi on the track of the Grand Prix of Russia Formula 1.
--28-07-2015--
108 Municipal Beaches Operate In Sochi
108 municipal beaches are now receiving holidaymakers. Each of them is equipped with the necessary infrastructure, rescue service staff and CCTV.
--21-06-2015--
26th Kinotavr Film Festival Gives Out Prizes
The 26th Open Russian Film Festival Kinotavr has come to an end in Sochi.
--15-06-2015--
Kinotavr Film Festival Kicks Off in Sochi
The 26th Open Russian Kinotavr Film Festival was opened with The End of La Belle Epoque by Stanislav Govorukhin on Sunday.
--08-06-2015--
Olympic Tourism Development
According to the estimates of the Sochi tour operators, the Olympic facilities are the most popular attractions of the resort city and its surroundings today.
--04-02-2015--
Ruins of Ancient Temple Unearthed in Sochi
Archeologists have found remains of an ancient temple on the slope of Bytkh Mount in Sochi.
--24-01-2015--
Demand For the Sochi Ski Resorts Breaks All Records
The authorities of Sochi asked the citizens not to have rest in the mountain cluster during the Christmas holidays.
--09-01-2015--
Motorcycle Parade In Sochi
The motorcycle parade involving 200 impersonators of Father Frost will be held in Sochi
--30-12-2014--
Lack Of Snow In Sochi Spoils Ski Season
The ski season at the Rosa Khutor resort in Krasnaya Polyana may open later than it was scheduled due to warm weather and lack of snow cover.
--15-12-2014--
Rising Popularity Of Sochi Ski Tourism
The administration of Sochi believes that post-Olympic legacy, the trend for the domestic tourism and the continuing fall of the exchange value of rouble make Sochi one of the winter season favorites for the Russians in the segment of skiing recreation.
--23-11-2014--
The Largest Amusement Ride Opened In Sochi
The highest Russian amusement ride Dragon Gorynych opened in Sochi Park. The height of the amusement ride makes up 58 meters, the length of the route is 1056 meters.
--16-11-2014--
Archangel Michael Cathedral in Sochi May Turn to Be Ancient
The Archangel Michael Cathedral in Sochi was constructed on the base of an ancient temple.
--15-10-2014--
A 439-meter Suspension Bridge Was Built In Krasnaya Polyana
A 439-meter suspension bridge located at an altitude of 207 meters above the valley has been built over Krasnaya Polyana in Sochi.
--14-10-2014--
St. Petersburg - Sochi Regular Flights
"Transaero" airlines carried out its first regular flight from St. Petersburg to Sochi.
--31-08-2014--
Sochi Agglomeration Development
Sochi was included into the federal program of social and economic development of agglomerations.
--12-08-2014--
The Open Sky Of Sochi
The open sky mode suggests carrying out flights at the airport by any foreign carrier with almost no restrictions, regardless of the terms of the agreements on air communication between Russia and other countries.
--12-08-2014--
33 Waterfalls In Sochi Will Be Decorated With Special Lighting
Recently, the head of Sochi has inspected personally a tour object known as 33 waterfalls. About 100 thousand tourists have already visited this place since the beginning of summer.
--31-07-2014--
Tourist Flash Mobs
In recent times the so-called flash mobs have become increasingly popular in Russia. What is more, flash mobs began to acquire features of the new tourism product that stimulates the development of domestic tourism.
--31-07-2014--
New Adventure Sochi Park
Themed adventure "Sochi Park" began working in Sochi near the main Olympic venues.
--30-07-2014--
Summer Season In Sochi Mountains
Cycling is a novelty of this summer season. Special tracks for riding both own and rented bikes were organized on the slopes.
--16-06-2014--
Ancient Pier Found in Sochi Beach
The archeologist Andrey Kizilov has found remains of a trading centre near Matsesta.
--09-06-2014--
Andrei Zvyagintsev to Head the Kinotavr Festival
The open Russian film festival Kinotavr will take place in Sochi from June 1 to June 8.
--07-05-2014--
Stone Age Cave Discovered in Sochi
A cave of the Paleolithic Age has been found in Sochi. The archeologist Andrey Kizilov found it near the gorge Akh-tsu in the Adler District.
--06-05-2014--
Sochi Beaches Will Be Transferred To Municipal Ownership
The sanatorium beaches which are being rented will go to the city management at the end of their contracts. The exceptions will be made only for federal sanatoriums, as the land where they are located is state-owned.
--29-04-2014--
Big Amusement Park to Open in Sochi Next Month
"Russian Disneyland", the new amusement park in the Russian resort city of Sochi, which earlier hosted the 2014 Winter Olympic Games, is to open its doors to the first visitors this May.
--23-04-2014--
3rd International Conference: The Genetics Of Aging And Longevity
Leading scientists from several countries examining the life-prolonging issues arrive in Sochi to participate in the 3rd International Conference "The Genetics of Aging and Longevity."
--10-04-2014--
A Hurricane In Sochi
A hurricane swept over the Eastern Department of the Caucasian Biosphere Reserve in Sochi.
--29-03-2014--
Warm Weather in Sochi Makes Changes in Olympic Program
The first change have been brought to the Olympic schedule on Thursday, February 13, with the mens super combined skiing brought forward due to an abnormal high temperature in the Sochi mountains.
--13-02-2014--
Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov Set World Record in Sochi
Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov from Russia have become winners of a short program in pair figure skating at the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi.
--12-02-2014--
Sochi 2014: US Officials Warning of Toothpaste Tube Bombs
US officials have warned international and regional airlines with flights to Sochi of toothpaste tube bombs, say a report by CNN
--06-02-2014--
Olympic Games Music Collection Released in Russia
The official Winter Olympic Games collection comprises 13 songs, which have won the All-Russian competition of songs on sports subject.
--28-01-2014--
Imereti Ornithological Park
The landscape gardening of the ornithological park in the Imereti lowland is underway. Despite the mass construction of Olympic facilities, the park founders managed to preserve the conditions for migratory birds, including the rare ones.
--18-11-2013--
Maria Sharapova to Work as TV Reporter at Sochi Olympics
Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova will work for the US television network NBC as a correspondent for its coverage of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.
--14-11-2013--
Pedestrian Bridge in Sochi Can Enter the Guinness Book of Records
The builders of the Extreme Park in Sochi that is unique for Russia started to stretch the ropes of the pedestrian bridge, which now claims to be the longest bridge in the world. The construction with the length of 440 m is built over a mountain gorge in Adler District at a height of 220 meters.
--26-09-2013--
Tsar Jazz Festival to Take Place in Sochi First Time
The Tsar Jazz Festival was conceived by George Garanian, the well-known jazzman, and was implemented by the musicians wife after his death.
--30-08-2013--
Unique Gondola Lift: 30 People In One Cabin
In the area of alpine tourism center of OAO "Gazprom" in Sochi there will be one of the longest aerial lifts in the world.
--20-08-2013--
My Russia All Regions In One Place
Cultural and Ethnographic Center to be open in Sochi.
--19-08-2013--
2014 Sochi Olympics: 400,000 Tonnes of Snow Needed
2014 Sochi Olympics organizers need to store some 400,000 tonnes of snow to ensure theres plenty of it during the Games.
--08-08-2013--
Crescendo Music Festival to Take Place in Sochi
The Crescendo Music Festival concerts will be held in the Sochi Winter Theater from July 19 to July 21.
--16-07-2013--
Eco Tour With a Personal Guide: For Nature And Fitness Fans
New trails for ecotourists are offered by Krasnaya Polyana, Sochi.
--27-06-2013--
"Arboretum": Restoration Without Closing
Sochi will spend 300 million of rubles for restoration of Botanical Park.
--25-06-2013--
All-purpose Ticket in Sochi
A single ticket will give access to all ski resorts in Krasnaya Polyana.
--24-06-2013--
The Museum-Train Will Arrive To Sochi
The exhibition-lecture complex of RR (Russian Railwys) will be in Sochi for three days.
--30-05-2013--
Yandex.Maps to show Olympic city of Sochi
Russian Internet company Yandex has claimed about its plans to update its Sochi map service before the start of the Sochi Winter Olympic Games 2014.
--28-05-2013--
To View Sochi From the Height of 80 Meters
The biggest Ferris wheel in Russia began to work in the capital of the winter Olympic Games.
--22-05-2013--
Michael McFaul Plans to Visit Sochi
The ambassador of the USA in the RF is going to have a rest in Sochi with his family.
--22-05-2013--
Google Puts Sochi-2014 On the Map
By the opening day of the Olympic Games in Sochi in 2014 Google will have introduced special maps, to help visitors explore the town and venues. Experts wonder how that is going to be different from Yandex.
--14-05-2013--
Dombai and Krasnaya Polyana Are the Leaders of Russian Ski Resorts
Dombai and Krasnaya Polyana offer different routes, aimed on various levels of ski training.
--30-04-2013--
Author of Gangnam Style Internet Hit to Visit Russia
The South Korean singer PSY is going to visit Russia in April 2012.
--18-03-2013--
Sochi Ice Palace Comes as Free Gift from Metals Giant
Ural Mining and Metallurgical Company hands over an Olympic facility it has built with its own funds to the state fo free, allegedly over re-location costs concerns.
--14-02-2013--
Exhibition on Olympic Flame Relay Race Opens in Moscow
The Lumiere Brothers Center, Moscow, has opened an exhibition dedicated to the relay of Olympic flame and the start of campaign for selecting the torch bearers for the forthcoming winter Olympic Games 2014 in Sochi.
--18-01-2013--
A dolphinarium will be built near Novosibirsk in 2013
In 2013 a dolphinarium will be built near Novosibirsk. Dolphins and sea lion, bought for the new dolphin are being currently trained in Sochi.
--06-01-2013--
Russian Government to Freeze Hotel Prices for Sochi 2014
The Russian Government has issued a decree, which is expected to regulate the maximum price for accommodation and services in Krasnodar Region hotels during the Sochi Winter Olympics 2014.
--10-12-2012--
The Sochi 2014 Olympic Torch Relay to become the longest in history
The Sochi 2014 Olympic Torch Relay will become the longest and the largest one in the history of winter Olympics Games.
--04-12-2012--
'Hot.Cool.Yours.' - 500 Days Before Sochi Olympics
On Tuesday, Sochi celebrated 500 days until the opening ceremony of Russias first Winter Games, saying the city is more than 70 percent ready to host the Games.
--26-09-2012--
Two Petersburg Ferries Converted Into Hotels For 2014 Olympics
Following the examples of other Olympics host cities, Sochi plans to re-use two Petersburg ferries as hotels for guests.
--14-08-2012--
Sochi-2014 Presented 4D at Olympic Games in London
Russian delegation at the Olympic Games in London presents Russia.Park and Sochi.Park that will work from July 26 to August 12.
--24-07-2012--
Free Summer Concerts to be Held in Sochi
Sochi invites tourists to have cultural vacations during this summer season. The musicians of the local Philharmonic will be giving open-air concerts, free to public.
--04-06-2012--
Ferris Wheel Appeared on Sochi Mountain
The new attraction Ferris wheel was opened at the highest point of Sochi. It is installed on a slope of 662-meter Mount Akhun, rising 7.5 meters above it.
--23-05-2012--
Sochi Court Calls Gay Movement Extremist
A Sochi appeals court has upheld a lower court decision to deny registration of Pride House, a local gay movement, saying it constitutes a threat to Russias sovereignty.
--15-03-2012--
Federation Island to Appear in Black Sea
The group of companies M-Industry will start the construction of the artificial island Federation this summer.
--11-03-2012--
Huge Dump in Sochi Destroys Resort Coast
A huge dump is located in the resort settlement Loo of the Lazarevsky District of Sochi, at the distance of 700 meters from the Black Sea and 200 meters from a school.
--01-03-2012--
Kind Hearts Struggle Towards Sochi
Two years before the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games, Russia starts selection of candidates for volunteers.
--08-02-2012--
Sochi is Ready to Receive Tourists
Sochi is ready for the upcoming winter season. Tourists can choose among four popular resorts, located on the territory of Krasnaya Polyana.
--22-11-2011--
Tea Museum Opened in Sochi
The museum of tea history has appeared not far from Sochi, in the village Ych-Dere. It consists of three expositions, telling about the most northern tea in the world.
--14-11-2011--
Unique Sochi Trampolines Are at the Final Stage of Construction
A complex of unique ski trampolines - K-125 and K-95 - is now at the final stage of construction, undertaken by the German company, CeramTec-ETEC.
--10-11-2011--
Russia to Send the Olympic Flame into Space
Russia plans to make the longest Olympic flame relay ever for the Sochi Olympic Games in 2014, setting several world records.
--02-11-2011--
Aeroflot to Transfer Sochi 2014 Olympics Guests by Boeing 787 Dreamliner
Russian airliner Aeroflot will get two Boeing 787 Dreamliner before the start of XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi in leasing, reports Interfax. These two Dreamliners are additional to 22 jets, which Aeroflot will get from Boeing according to a signed contract.
--13-10-2011--
Gazprom to Spend $ 3.2 bln for Sochi Olympics 2014
The Russian gas monopoly Gazprom to spend about 100 bln Rubles ($ 3.2 bln) for the Sochi Olympics 2014.
--04-10-2011--
Will Russian Hotels Have Stars?
Obligatory classification for hotels might be introduced in Russia from next year. The amendments to an Act about tourist activity will be submitted to the State Duma by the Krasnodar deputies.
--01-10-2011--
Coca-Cola to Invest $ 3 bln into Russia
The American company Coca-Cola intends to invest $ 3 bln into the Russian economy for the nearest five years. According to the agency, Coca-Cola has already spent $ 3 bln for the all time of its presence in the Russian market.
--27-09-2011--
One Fourth of All Sochi Olympics Hotel Rooms to be Built by Vekselberg
RENOVA StroyGroup is to build the largest Sochi Olympics hotel. The hotel complex, located in Adler region of Sochi in Imeretinskaya lowland, is to have 3600 rooms.
--20-09-2011--
New List of Best Amusement Parks in Russia
24 Russian amusement parks have taken part in an annual profile contest "The Crystal Wheel".
--24-08-2011--
All Sochi Hotels to be Ready for the Olympics
On Tuesday the head of IOCs Coordination Commission, Jean-Claude Killy, said he was satisfied with the speed of building hotels for the Olympic Games-2014 in Sochi.
--17-08-2011--
Hyatt Hotel in Sochi
Hyatt Hotels Corporation signed a contract with Russian company for the management of the new hotel complex Hyatt Regency Sochi.
--09-08-2011--
Russian Frog Zoich Makes Appearance in Futurama
Televiewers have seen an alternative talisman of Sochi Olympics-2014 in the popular American cartoon series Futurama.
--01-08-2011--
Water traffic Sochi-Gagra-Tuapse is resumed
Transportation Ministry of Russia announces resuming of water traffic between Russian Black Sea Resorts of Sochi and Tuapse and between Sochi and famous resort of Gagra, now Abkhazia Republic. Both routes include some stopovers and look like the following: Sochi-Lazarevskaya-Tuapse-Sochi and Sochi-Adler-Gagra.
--03-06-2011--





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