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Sochi night view - The red-granite Archangel Column, erected in 2006 in memory of the Russian soldiers fallen in Sochi during the Caucasian War, capped by a 7-metre bronze statue of Sochi's patron saint, Michael the Archangel. Hotel 'Moskva' (Hotel 'Moscow') :: Photos of Sochi
Sochi stretches along the Black Sea coast of Russia. This is fairly large city in Krasnodar region of Russia with a population of about 400 thousand people and it is a part of the "Greater Sochi resort", which includes many nearby villages.
Sochi is often called the summer capital of Russia.
The Black Sea is an inland sea of the Atlantic Ocean basin. Bosphorus connects it to the Marmara Sea,
then through the Dardanelles (these passages are often called the Black Sea straits) to the Aegean and Mediterranean seas.
Kerch Strait connects the Sea of Azov. From the north into the sea cuts deep the Crimean peninsula. On the surface of the Black Sea water passes the boundary between Europe and Asia Minor.