Sochi
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One of the most stretched-out cities in the world, Sochi is a narrow strip of land sprawling 90 miles across the Black Sea coastline. The unique combination of the subtropical climate in the coastal area and the mountains of the North Caucasus over the seaside makes this place one of Russia’s most attractive tourist destinations. Sochi is also among the world’s largest sources of hydrosulfuric springs and iodine-bromine waters, a competitive advantage that keeps the city in high demand among Russian and foreign vacationers.

Sochi city hosted the 2014 Winter Olympics. In the mountains of Krasnaya Polyana near Sochi the builders of the Olympic sites found numerous valuable historical objects. An army of 100 archeologists arrived from Moscow and immediately began massive excavations. During the construction of hotels and sport facilities, at the depths of dozens of meters archeologists found the foundations of ancient temples and more than 4,000 artifacts: ceramics, cold steel arms, silver jewelry and coins. After the findings were studied and evaluated by experts they became exhibit items in the historical museums of Sochi and Krasnaya Polyana.
About a mile or so south lies the Olympic cluster, created for the 2014 extravaganza. It doubles as the home of the Russian Formula 1 Grand Prix and its Fisht Stadium will host matches at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

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