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The indoor skating center Adler-Arena (formerly an indoor skating center known as The Olympic Oval) is located in the center of the Olympic Park.

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Walking and cycling in the mountains is always a good idea for a family weekend or a vacation with friends. As the tourist route means physical exercise, the time spent in the mountains, will both give you good memories and charge the body the long lasting vivacity and energy. Combining the useful with the pleasure, tourists often choose the touring bike journey called The Carousel available fr om Gorki Gorod resort. The Carousel route runs through the territories in charge of the Federal state budgetary institution Sochi National Park Kasnopolyansky district forestry. Your bike journey begins at 960 meters above sea level and ends at the lower level of the resort, the 540 meter mark. In order to get to the starting point, you need to get to the village called Estosadok (by private transport or by bus), get off at the stop called The Mountain Carousel and take the cable car to the Upper level of Gorki Gorod. As a rule, the cycling journeys and hikes enjoy popularity most of all during the summer peak season. While the coastal part of Sochi is rapt in the heat, the mountains of the resort offer the travelers many places wh ere they can freshen up and relish the purest mountain air.

Gorki gorod

City routes
Dog sledding, excursions, communication with huskies, beautiful gazebos for recreation and a lot more interesting things are available in the new ethnographic center Husky Park.

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Ethnographic and agricultural tourism complexes
The Natural Park of Waterfalls called Mendelikha seems to have been created specially for taking hours long walks, listening to the soothing murmur of the mountain streams and feel at one with nature.

Waterfalls, lakes and mineral springs
There are very few people, who have visited Adler and not visited the luxurious local trout farm. This is the place in the mountains, where the air is sweet and clean, and where the "royal" fish is splashing in reservoirs with artesian water, on the banks of the Mzymta river. Here you can not onlysee how trout is grown, but as well as that catch the specimen you like yourself, and then taste the freshest fish that has just been ever cooked for you. Meanwhile, breeding and growing the “royal fish" requires a lot of work from the employees of the Adler fish breeding farm, one of the largest enterprises in Russia and one of the main producers of rainbow and amber trout in Europe.

Agritourism objects
Lake Kardyvatch is the heart of the Caucasian Natural Biosphere Reserve. It is located at an altitude of 1,850 m above sea level, 35 km from the village of Krasnaya Polyana.


Waterfalls, lakes and mineral springs
Polikarya waterfall, translated from Greek Bogatyrs or as it is often called in the common people "Pants" for its forked shape, is considered the highest waterfall in Sochi and one of the highest in Europe – almost 70 m.


Waterfalls, lakes and mineral springs
Mount Amuko is one of the peaks of the ridge of the same name and is located in the place where the Agva and Ushkho rivers (right tributaries of the Sochi river) and the Teply and Kholodny streams (left tributaries of the Bzych river) originate. It is located 19 km to the North from the village of Dagomys.


Rock, valleys and caves
Akhshtirskaya cave was discovered in 1937 by a group of archaeologists from Leningrad led by Sergei Zamyatin. It is a small karst chamber in the rocky face of the right bank of the River Mzymta. The interior of the cave is 160 metres long, with the first 20 metres being a narrow entrance leading to two chambers up to 10 metres in height and 8 metres wide. Further on is a steep clayey slope upwards.

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Rock, valleys and caves
The waterfall is located on the southern slope of mount Aibga, in the upper reaches of the Bezymyanka river, 4 km North of the village of Aibga. The drop of three steps of the waterfall is 75 m, which makes Bezymyanniy one of the highest waterfalls in the Krasnodar territory of Russia.

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Waterfalls, lakes and mineral springs
To enjoy the beauty of the Achipsinskie waterfalls you need to walk up a forest path to the Achishkho massif. Part of the route goes through boundless expanses of alpine meadows. This tour requires walking great distances and is divided into two stages. The first stage begins at the border of Sochi National Park and goes along the western slopes of Mount Achishkho to the beginnings of the River Achipse. There is where the famous Achipsinskie waterfalls are. The second stage is the return to the start point by the same route. The time frame for following this route are limited by the times of the year when it is completely covered by snow and by the mating season of the red deer. The route is open from 15 May to 15 October.

Adler District on the western slope...

Waterfalls, lakes and mineral springs
The Volkonskoe gorge is an open air museum in one of the first national parks in Russia, Sochi National Park. In the gorge thereis the only monolithic dolmen in the Caucasus, to this day it is not known what its purpose was. The Volknoskii dolmen is a block of sandstone 7 metres high and 16 metres long with a carved out smooth platform at a height of 4 metres. Above the platform is the fa ade and a chamber with a domed ceiling. There is a round depression on the roof. Carved steps in the stone lead to the dolmen. This is an unusual historical monument and it is said that it is close in age to the Egyptian pyramids.

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Rock, valleys and caves
The Vorontsovskaya cave was formed in limestone laid down 120 million years ago. It is the longest karst chamber in Krasnodar Region at 11 700 metres. The Vorontsovskii cave system is made up of three parts: Vorontsovskaya, Labirintovaya and Kabanaya connected by sumps, which are narrow passages filled with water. In any weather the air temperature in the cave is 10–120С.

On the Vorontsovskie ridge on the u...

Rock, valleys and caves
Matsesta is the largest balneology and therapy facility in Russia, opened as far back as the beginning of the 20th century in the valley of the Rivers Agura and Khosta. It was here that a large field of hydrosulphuric springs was discovered. Hydrogen sulphide is Matsesta’s most important therapeutic component. Entering the human body via the respiratory tract or skin, it acts on tissue and cell structure and facilitates the treatment of inflammatory conditions. Thanks to Matsesta water Sochi is a year-round resort to which holidaymakers travel throughout the year to improve their health.

Khosta District, in the River Matse...

Waterfalls, lakes and mineral springs
Adler is home to the only Russian Institute of Medical Primatology of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences. From here, the monkeys go to space. And, for some courageous primates, the enclosures in this nursery are a real "star city". In the village of Veseloye, the animals undergo thepre-flight training - they train their vestibular apparatus, get used to the seat of the spacecraft. They also return here after their space Odissey.


In 1934, the scientist of the Institute F. M. Zorin planted a wild lemon tree in the garden to obtain new, frost-resistant varieties of citrus. He consistently grafted its crown with Japanese tangerine, Spanish orange, Chinese kumquat, Italian lemons, grapefruits and similar scions — a total of 45 species and varieties of citrus. In 1940 a famous polar explorer O. Yu. Schmidt also grafted a citrus on that tree in memory of his visit to the garden. In 1957, three Vietnamese doctors proposed to name this unique tree garden The Tree of Friendship. Today the tree has branches grafted by representatives of 167 countries of the world. In total, it went through more than 630 graftings. They were made with the hands of many leaders of states, prominent public and political figures, cosmonauts, scientists and cultural luminaries. In 1981 at the initiative of Zorin’s follower Lyudmila Makarovna Dmitrienko, it was decided to lay out a garden museum (architects E. I. Barkalov, A. I. Savel'ev). The original tree of Friendship is now surrounded with 60 more young trees of friendship. They were planted with their own hands by people from different countries and of different professions. The garden stands proud of the trees from the USA, Poland, Canada, Japan and other countries, which now grow in it. The exhibits of the Museum are gifts to the tree of Friendship from people around the world. These are national souvenirs, letters, photos, memorabilia, various musical instruments, coins, badges, and boxes with earth from memorable and historical places. In total, the Museum keeps more than 20 thousand gifts from all over the world.

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Sochi Autodrome is the main race track of the country where the Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix takes place. Motorsport complex is open all year round and has the most modern infrastructure. Sochi Autodrome offers its guests a wide range of entertainment and sports services for every taste. Every weekend at Sochi Autodrome there are fascinating excursions, where you can see the lockups of the teams, the balcony where the award ceremony of the pilots took place, the straight line from where the Formula 1 cars started during the Russian Grand Prix, as well as take a walk along the pit lane and paddock. For those who set store by not only to seeing everything with their own eyes, but also by experiencing the joy of the race, Sochi Autodrome offers to drive on The Formula 1 track using your own car, rent a sports car or enjoy the skill of a professional racer, sitting in the co-pilot's seat. In the building of Sochi Autodrome main grandstand there is a Museum of sports and classic cars, which includes more than 70 magnificent exhibits. The exhibition presents even a real racing car, which is Mark Weber’s Jaguar F1 R5. Sochi Autodrome regularly hosts stages of various racing series. Professional pilots, powerful cars, the roar of engines and the smell of rubber - there is everything for the lovers of Motorsport and outdoor activities. Sochi Autodrome is also the venue for running, triathlon, fitness days, cycling and roller skating events. You can test your own agility by running almost 6 kilometers along one of the most picturesque routes in the world.

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Navalishenskoye gorge is a wonderful place for those who want to relax and be alone with nature for a while.


Rock, valleys and caves
Anyone who wants to know all the diversity of the nature of the Black Sea coast of the Caucasus, should go on an excursion to the Crab gorge. The gorge received its name because the local mountain stream is home to a freshwater crab known as Iberian Potamon, which lives only in crystal clear water. Traveling through this area, you can see waterfalls, caves and canyons. Special amazement is caused by unusual dripstone formations -the "crying" rocks, as well as bizarrely folded layers of limestone rocks, that were formed at this place more than 70 million years ago.


Rock, valleys and caves
Krasnaya Polyana is a wonderful natural area of the Western Caucasus, one of the centers of tourism and skiing. On all sides, the village is surrounded by picturesque mountain ranges-Achishkho, Aibga, Chugush, Assara, Pseashkho, Aishkha. At the extreme Eastern end of the Achishkho ridge, among the mountain ridge forest clearings, there are several relatively large heavily overgrown reservoirs that have a common name Khmelevsky lakes.


Waterfalls, lakes and mineral springs
Orekhovskiye waterfalls are located near the Orekhovka village in a picturesque area with a fabulously beautiful scenery, as far as 14 km from Sochi. Orekhovsky waterfall is considered one of the highest and most beautiful among similar attractions located on the coast of Krasnodar Krai. The height of the cascade is 27.5 m. The waterfall is formed by the fall of the river Bezumenka waters from a 30-meter, almost vertical ledge (the steepness of the ledge is 70 degrees). The water falls in several streams. At the bottom of the waterfall there are two steps and, before the confluence with the Sochi river, there is a small pebble beach. The most spectacular is considered to be the lower stage. It is popular not only among travelers, but also among esotery scientists who avouch that it is a place of power. The waterfall changes its appearance seasonally. In summer, it can look like a weak, slowly flowing trickles of water, but in spring and during the river high water period the trickles turn into powerful boiling streams. Before the October revolution of 1917, the waterfall was called Melnichniy (The Mill Waterfall). Today's placename is associated with the location near the village of Orekhovka and walnut groves growing there.

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Waterfalls, lakes and mineral springs
This 800 meters long walking and educationalroute starts 120 metres from the edge of the village Nizhneorekhovo, and runs through the the territory of FGA Sochi National Park Verkhne-Sochinskoye Forestry across a tributary creek of the Sochi river called Bezumenka, and further on - along the left bank of the creek, on a well-maintained dirt road, equipped with boat landings, picnic areas and benches.


Waterfalls, lakes and mineral springs
The river Zmeika (The Little Snake or the Romp) is the right tributary of the Matsesta river, called Zmeika for its shimmering in the sun and very twisty channel, or by the name of the nearby Zmeikamountain. The most interesting sectionfrom the fifth lower waterfall to the first upper one is 600 meters long. The first upper waterfall is two-tiered, the water flows down the steep chest of high rapids in six tightly twisted silver bundles, overflowing from the upper pool, where one can easily swim. The length of both tiers is about 30 meters. Above the upper tier of the waterfall to the left of the road and at the rock outcrop flows the emerald spring, which has crystal clear, cold water suitable for drinking.


Waterfalls, lakes and mineral springs
One of the attractions of the Sochi resort is the Dagomys troughs, which are small natural pools on the Zapadniy Dagomys(Western Dagomys) river. Once upon a time, layers of rocks, collapsing, fell into the river and, blocking it, formed a kind of trough.


Waterfalls, lakes and mineral springs
Aul Nadzhigo can be reached from the coast (Makopse village) by bus. After passing from the village on a dirt road to the East, then to the South and North (about 2 km), we get to the Kumyshtepe river - the right tributary of the Nadzhigo.


Waterfalls, lakes and mineral springs
The Ashe river is known locally for its picturesque waterfalls Psydah and Shapsug.


Waterfalls, lakes and mineral springs
Places ofamazing beauty can be seen by visiting the cordon Psluh belonging to the Caucasian Reserve. Just half an hour of exciting travel along the picturesque Psluh river will take one to the unique beauty of the walnut and pear glade, which offers magnificent views of the surrounding mountain slopes.


Waterfalls, lakes and mineral springs
If you want to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city, get positive emotions and new impressions, you need to go on an excursion to the Chudo-Krasotka river ecosite.


Waterfalls, lakes and mineral springs
In the very heart of Sochi, among the greenery and sculptures of the Park n.a. Frunze, on May 10, after a many years of long break there took place the grand opening of the Summer theater season.

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“Such people are never forgotten,” said Yuri Gagarin, the first cosmonaut of the Earth, about N. A. Ostrovsky, the author of the novel How the steel was tempered. For many years, Ostrovsky’s name was a symbol of our country and the pride of the people. Millions of visitors came to the memorial museums of the writer in Sochi, Moscow, Shepetovka, Novorossiysk. Out of all the museums on the list, the writer’s memorial house in Sochi was the one that opened the first. State literary-memorial Museum of N. A. Ostrovsky in Sochi was established by Resolution of the Council of people's Commissars of the USSR No. 262 On perpetuating the memory of the order holder writer N. A. Ostrovsky, dated February 15, 1937, which instructed: “to organize in the house of N.A. Ostrovsky in Sochi (in the personal rooms of the writer) a Museum in his name as a branch of the State Literary Museum”. The first Director of the Museum was the writer's sister Ekaterina Alekseevna Ostrovskaya; she was helped by their old mother, Olga Osipovna. Both of them lived in the same house and received visitors as hospitable family welcomes guests: often with tea and viewing family photos. It seemed that the breath of Nikolai Ostrovsky was still heard in his house. The exhibition pavilion with the first literary exposition Life and creativity of N. Ostrovsky opened in 1938. Through the efforts of the Museum staff and the friends of Nikolai Alekseevich the collections were completed, the first brochures and booklets about the Museum and the biographical materials were published. The comments book of the Museum was filled with the guests’ records: “The Museum is one of the brightest parts of the unwritten book about Nikolai Ostrovsky. F. Volkov, member of the Komsomol since 1930, Moscow, Institute n.a. K. Liebknecht”. The number of visitors to the Museum grew rapidly. During the Great Patriotic war of 1941-1945, Sochi Museum of N. Ostrovsky maintained close links with the military units of the 1st Ukrainian, 2nd Ukrainian, 1st Belarusian fronts, the Black Sea front and the Special Black Sea Group of Malaya Zemlya armed forces (naval amphibious units of Novorossiysk). A tank, a plane, and two war ships: the minelayer and gunboat, the crews of which were named after N. Ostrovsky fought at the fronts. During the war, the Museum was visited by 65 thousand people, 2600 excursions were conducted. “Manage to live when life becomes unbearable; make it useful,” - these words by N. Ostrovsky helped thousands of war-crippled soldiers find themselves in a new life. The building of the literary part of the Museum was erected in 1956, near the memorial house of the writer; in 1957 it hosted a historical and literary exhibition “Life as a heroic deed”. The glory and recognition of the heroic moral feat of the author of the novel How steel was tempered crossed the borders of our country. The entries in the comments books appear in foreign languages and read: “The life of N. A. Ostrovsky is one of the greatest victories of the will over the body: collectivism over individualism. His cause is immortal. July 3, 1957 Dushenov, Balatskaya (Bulgaria)”. In 1972, after a large-scale reconstruction of its literary part, the Museum opened the third historical and literary exhibition “Life and work of N. Ostrovsky.” The artistic design of the exhibition was provided by the talented Moscow artists V. Osokina and V. Kholmogorov. In the late 70's – early 80's in Europe, and, of course, in the USSR there was a genuine museum boom. Perhaps today it is hard to believe, but a new tour for 30-35 people began in the Museum every twenty minutes. Sometimes, saying Hello in the morning, the tour guides met again only just before the closing of the Museum having talked themselves hoarse. But each story was unique and inspired. At the end of the 80s of the XX century, the Museum opens a new, rather complicated, chapter of its history. The country has changed its political orientation. The task of the creative team was to preserve the Museum, to find its place in the coming new reality. One of the records in the comments book made on August 28, 1991 reads: “We hope that despite all the changes in our country, this Museum will not suffer the fate of the monuments to Lenin, Dzerzhinsky, etc. The country’s history should be known, whatever it may be. And the tragedy of human life will always cause respect, no matter what political winds blow in the yard. Moscow, I. Stepanova, N. Korneeva”. The activity of the Museum today is based on the achievements of the generations of Museum workers: about 7 million visitors, 250 thousand excursions, 12 thousand lectures, 450 exhibitions, more than 20 thousand Museum items of the main (state) fund. The Museum's collections include book rarities, household items and applied art of the late XIXth – first half of the XXth centuries; documents, iconography, numismatics of the Soviet era; paintings, drawings by A.Ya. Kravchenko, E. Kibrik, S. Brodsky, S. Adamovich, just to name a few.

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