Sochi, Moscow 1959. Photos by Shagin
Summer playground for the Nomenklatura – now a winter playground too?
As all the world must know now, the Winter Olympics are being held in Sochi, a city in the province of Krasnodar Krai in Russia. The Greater Sochi area sprawls along the Black Sea coast, Eastwards across the sea from the Danube, in that tiny part of Russia that lies to the south of the Great Caucasus range. The Caucasus watershed is some 60 km to the north-east and the border with Georgia's breakaway province of Abkhazia is only 30 km away to the south-east.
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