What sort of gifts should you bring from Sochi, when people already have the usual fridge magnets or spoons? The answer is obvious – something tasty!

Brew some famous Krasnodar tea so you can share your memories about Sochi during a friendly get together. You can choose between brand names offering red, black, yellow or green tea.

How about jam? Feijoa and fig are the most exotic and healthy options for this sweet treat.

 Add dried persimmon to the festive table. Unassuming in appearance, it won’t add to the decoration, but it will certainly amaze guests with its tasty and beneficial qualities.

And then there is churchkhela – the Sochi “Snickers.” It stores and travels well, comes in various fruit flavours, and will please adults and children alike.

Don’t forget to buy honey – straight from the numerous mountain apiaries. Look for the king of honey – chestnut: it has a deep rich taste, vibrant aroma and healing properties.

As a gift for those who love spicy food, choose the famous ajika and tkemali sauces, and for the cook – there are exotic herbs and spices.

And if you want to get away from culinary gifts, then natural and fragrant Krasnaya Polyana beauty products will be the best present from the mountains!

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Spectacular events, world festivals and must-see entertainment – all this is available in the city of the “black nights.” Every year, visitors to Sochi can attend Formula 1 races, the Kinotavr film festival, the Velvet Seasons fashion show, the KVN comedy and improvisation festival, the Sochi International Jazz festival, the New Wave international young performers competition, the Yuri Bashmet Winter International Arts Festival, the Young Ballet of the World competition, the Theatrical Olympus festival and many others.   For all these events, Sochi has the largest venues equipped to the world’s most modern standards: the legendary Winter Theater, the Organ and Chamber Music Hall, and the Sirius, Festival and Roza Hall concert halls. It is difficult to imagine a cultural event that has not happened or will not happen in Sochi! The Air Show, the Balloon Festival, the World Fireworks Championship, an ultra-modern show of lighting technologies, the majestic multimedia show Revived Park in the Southern Cultures Park have all been held here, along with repeated performances of the famous Cirque du Soleil. The holiday city provides a generous supply of vivid impressions every day and all year round. Take it from us, you can’t miss THIS!

Gazprom Mountain Tourist Center

An all-season family resort with an area of 800 hectares surrounded by the fabulous Caucasus mountains, the Gazprom Alpine Tourist Center offers all the possibilities both for recreation and for holding events at any level: from concerts and business meetings to competitions and forums with international standing.


You are what you eat – says a popular phrase. Visitors to Sochi need only see the energetic, cheerful, friendly, and joyful nature of the local residents to make the direct connection between the typical Caucasian character and the local cuisine.