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Our photo project artistically depicts most striking and unusual views of Russia's south. We took these photos during our vacation tourism, the Black Sea resort tours and cruises.
Russia-Photo.com image · A landscape view from the top of Aibga Ridge of Western Caucasus mountains around Krasnaya Polyana, Greater Sochi ski resort, Snow paradise in Adler area, Krasnodar Krai
Sochi stretches along the Black Sea coast of Russia. This is fairly large city in Krasnodar region of Russia with a population of about 400 thousand people and it is a part of the "Greater Sochi resort", which includes many nearby villages.
Sochi is often called the summer capital of Russia.
The Black Sea is an inland sea of the Atlantic Ocean basin. Bosphorus connects it to the Marmara Sea,
then through the Dardanelles (these passages are often called the Black Sea straits) to the Aegean and Mediterranean seas.
Kerch Strait connects the Sea of Azov. From the north into the sea cuts deep the Crimean peninsula. On the surface of the Black Sea water passes the boundary between Europe and Asia Minor.
Krasnaya Polyana village is located 39 km from the coast of the Black Sea at an altitude of about 500 meters above sea level.
Krasnaya Polyana is a ski resort surrounded by high mountains and picturesque landscapes. The village is connected with the infrastructure of Sochi and Adler.
The Olympic Games were hosted by this region in 2014. Ski slopes of Krasnaya Polyana took the competition in Alpine skiing, biathlon, snowboarding, cross country skiing, bob-sleigh, skeleton, ski jumping, freestyle skiing, luge.
Krasnodar region is in the south of the country. The Black Sea in the summer cools coast with breezes. In winter, on the contrary, it is warming, giving the accumulated heat of hot days.
High Caucasus Mountains detain cold air currents coming from the north.
The mild climate, abundant sunshine, warm sea, evergreen vegetation and picturesque countryside, clean air and fragrant dressed virgin forest mountains - all this has a beneficial effect on the human body and soul.
Sochi held XXII Winter Olympic Games in 2014 and since that time, the city began to take even more visitors from all over the world.
North Caucasus - a historical and cultural region of Russia. Includes northern slope of the Greater Caucasus Mountain Range and the Caucasus,
(except for the eastern part, related to Azerbaijan), the western part of the southern slope to the river Psou (which forms the state border of Russia). This is the most populous region of the Russian Federation.
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