Russian billionaire Vladimir Potanin’s Interros Holding and its partner Vasta Discovery will invest $1 billion in a new Sochi resort.
Attending Sochi Winter Olympics? How Dangerous Are We Talking?
Only 11 days left till the XXII Olympic Winter Games begin in Sochi, Russia, and travelers must be concerned over security. But just how concerned should they be?
City of Sochi Opens Spring with Labor Day Festivities
News from Sochi, Russia tells of the people there kicking off a festival starting the official Spring Labor Day festivities. Held outside the city’s Winter Theater, the fest symbolizes renewed spirit of this famous Russian resort town.
Russian Officials Tidy Up Illegal Gambling Stragglers
News from Sochi, Russia tells of officials there continuing a rather massive cleanup of illegal activities in the region. The closing of some 100 plus illegal gambling halls falls in line with stiffened International Olympic Committee (IOC) rules.
Sochi 2014 Update: Security, Security, Security
News from Sochi, Russian Railways said yesterday the introduction of additional security safeguards will be placed at entrances to some 32 train stations across Russia in anticipation of the Olympics.
Russian President Putin’s BRICS Policy Concept Approved
According to news from Russian President Vladimir Putin’s office the highly publicized foreign policy engagement by his administration with other BRICS took another step today. The official policy concept now approved by the Russian President, the federation has now outlined very specific objectives of cooperation between the association’s members.
Sochi Mayor Plans on Freezing Transportation Fares for 2014 Games
Sochi’s Mayor, Anatoliy Pakhomov, submitted a proposal recently to freeze all air and rail ticket prices to Sochi until after the Olympics. Fearing the negative impact of potentially skyrocketed prices for the games, the freeze is suggested simply for the times surrounding the 2014 Olympics.
Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics Torch Unveiled
The organizers of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics have just unveiled the sporting event’s futuristic torch, an interesting piece inspired by a mix of Russian folklore, including a mythical Firebird, the country’ surprising contrasts, and space-age technology.
Russian Ministers Admit Some Sochi Errors
As Sochi ramps up preparations for the Olympics of 2014, the Russian Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has admitted to certain mistakes having been made in the early days of their preparations there. Now a so-called “rehabilitation plan” will be set in place to rectify some environmental mishaps.
Winter Olympics Ski Resort Opens for New Season
Russia’s newly-revamped Olympic ski resort near Krasnaya Polyana is reaching out to the world’s leading travel agencies as part of its plans to establish itself as a premiere ski holiday destination ahead of the 2014 Winter Games.
Killy: Sochi Winter Olympics Set To Be Best Ever
With the Sochi 2014 Opening Ceremony being less than 500 days away, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has applauded Russia for the pace of its preparations as it gears up to welcome the world to its premiere Black Sea resort.
Sochi.Park Offers Previews of Future Olympics Destination
Once the London 2012 Games are over, Sochi 2014 will pick-up the baton.
Sochi Winter Olympics Could Be Visa-Free
Visa free travel to Russia is set to become a reality at last – but only for winter sports fans. With Russian and EU ministers edging ever closer towards an agreement that would scrap the current complicated visa arrangements, Russia could be prepared to make a gesture of goodwill by making the Sochi Winter Olympics […]
Russia & EU Closer to Free Visa Agreement
Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov offers a ray of sunshine for those who want a free-visa zone between the EU and Russia. At a press conference the Minister told reporters Russia and the EU are much closer to an agreement. So far the EU has stonewalled every attempt by the Kremlin to free up travel and tourism between Russia and the rest of Europe.