A resort city in Krasnodar Krai, Sochi is the site of the 2014 Winter Olympiad. The federal government has committed $12 billion in investment to the region to prepare for the games. While the city enjoys warm weather and access to Black Sea beaches, it is quite close to the Caucasus Mountains, making it an ideal destination for tourism. Under Vladimir Putin, who has a dacha in the region, the city experienced a major revival, capturing tourism dollars that would otherwise be spent in Crimea. Sochi has a population of 320,000 and stretches for 145 kilometers along the coast. Less than 15 kilometers from Abkhazia, the resort’s location is of some concern to Olympic organizers in the wake of the 2008 South Ossetia War, which resulted in Moscow’s recognition of the breakaway Georgian republic’s independence; a spate of unexplained bombings in the city since 2008 have also unnerved the Olympic Committee.
   See also Sport.

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  • Sochi — (Сочи en ruso, სოჭი en georgiano), ciudad de Rusia ubicada en el territorio de Krasnodar, cerca del límite con Abjasia (Georgia). Se ubica entre las montañas nevadas del Cáucaso y el Mar Negro, con una población de 328.000 habitantes. La Gran… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Sochi — [sō̂′chē] seaport & resort in S Russia, on the Black Sea: pop. 355,000 …   English World dictionary

  • Sochi — Infobox Russian city EnglishName=Sochi RussianName=Сочи OtherName=Шъачэ OtherLangName=Adyghe Skyline=View on Sotsji from black sea.jpg Skyline LatDeg=43 LatMin=35 LatSec=47 LonDeg=39 LonMin=43 LonSec=36 LocatorMap LocatorMapLegend CityDay=May 1… …   Wikipedia

  • Sochi — Сочи Sochi Bandera …   Wikipedia Español

  • Sochi — Original name in latin Sochi Name in other language AER, Sochi, Sochi Soci, Sochi Сочи, Soci, Soczi, Sotchi, Sotji, Sotschi, Sotsi, Sotsji, Soti, Soi, Ssotschi, sochi, suo qi, Сочи, Сочі State code RU Continent/City Europe/Moscow longitude… …   Cities with a population over 1000 database

  • Sochi — /soh chee/; Russ. /saw chyi/, n. a seaport in the SW Russian Federation in Europe, on the Black Sea: resort. 317,000. * * * ▪ Russia also spelled  Soči        city and resort area of Krasnodar kray (territory), southwestern Russia. The city… …   Universalium

  • Sochi — Stadt Sotschi Сочи Flagge Wappen …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Sochi — Sotchi Sotchi Сочи …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Sochi — geographical name city & port S Russia in Europe on NE coast of Black Sea population 344,000 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Sochi — noun A city in the Krasnodar kray (krai) of Russia, which will host 2014 Winter Olympics …   Wiktionary

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