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Where is Sochi?
Sochi is located in the southwestern corner of Russia, along the eastern coast of the Black Sea.
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The "Russian Riviera"
With a population of roughly 415,000, Sochi's reputation as a resort city has earned it the nickname the "Russian Riviera."
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Best of both worlds
Nestled between the subtropical climate of the Black Sea to the west and the arctic climate of the Caucasus Mountains to the east, Sochi is a unique Winter Olympics host city.
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The "Coastal Cluster"
A model of Sochi's "coastal cluster" of Olympic venues, host to the Games' ice sport events, along with the "Fisht" Olympic stadium (on the right).
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The "Mountain Cluster"
A look at the Caucasus Mountains, which lay just east of Sochi and will play host to the "mountain cluster" and snow sports venues, located in the Krasnaya Polyana village.
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