Sochi is called the Capital of Russian Health Resorts. It's situated in the south western part of Russia and it spreads along the 150 km strip between the Main Caucasus Mountain Range and the Black Sea coastline. The city is on the same latitude with Gobi desert, Toronto, And the French Riviera. Due to the proximity of the high Caucasian mountains and the warm Black Sea, the climate here is subtropical. These are the most northern subtropics in the world.
Sochi does not look like the typical Russian city with cement apartment buildings. It is a city-park, city-reserve. The city well integrated with the environment . More than 90 % of the area of Sochi is established on a mountain or hillside. The entire territory of Sochi is a part of the State Natural National Park and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tops of the Main Caucasian ridge help to protect the city from intrusion of cold northern winds. The unique combination of mountains and Sea form a pleasant marine subtropical climate.
The difference of seasons in Sochi are less distinct than elsewhere in Russia. There are two basic periods distinguished : warm (May - October) and cool (November - April). The average temperature in Sochi is similar to San Francisco at +14 C (57 F). The daily average temperature in summer + 25 C (77 F), maximum to + 35 C (98 F). Average temperature of the coldest month of January is + 9C (48 F). Snowfall is an unusual occurrence in the city. When the snow does fall, it rarely stays more than two days. Sochi averages 300 sunny days a year.
Sochi can be classified as multifunctional resort. There are contemporary entertainment centers as well as unique spa, balneological, and weather related sport facilities.
Accommodations in Sochi varies from casual hotels and motels to boutique and five star hotels, including the world famous Radisson chain.
The 2014 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XXII Olympic Winter Games, will be the next Winter Olympics held from February 7 to February 23, 2014 in Sochi. The city was elected on July 4, 2007, during the 119th International Olympic Committee (IOC) Session in Guatemala City, Guatemala. This will be the first time that the Russian Federation will host the Winter Olympics; the Soviet Union hosted the 1980 Summer Games in Moscow.
The Games will be organized within two clusters, a coastal cluster in Sochi and a mountain cluster in Krasnaya Polyana.
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