Archive for May, 2013

New direct European flights to Sochi soon

Sochi News May 16th, 2013

Russian aviation authorities have recently allowed(rus) several new European destinations for direct regular flights from Sochi. This is very good news for both Sochi residents and foreign guests, who normally had to fly to Europe through other cities, usually Moscow, Krasnodar, or more recently Istanbul.

Flowing European cities were added to the map of the places that have direct air connection with Sochi:

  • Belgrade
  • Bratislava
  • Hanover
  • Helsinki
  • KievDonAvia
  • London
  • Madrid
  • Minsk
  • Oslo
  • Prague
  • Stockholm
  • Zurich

Flight Sochi – Belgrade will be operated by Ural Airlines (starting July according schedule on their website) two times a week, Sochi – Prague flights  – by Yakutia Airlines (they have newest Russian jet – Sukhoi Superjet 100, I hope we’ll see it here in Sochi) three times a week, all other destinations will be operated by Orenair (Orenburg Airlines) – subsidiary of Aeroflot – three times a week.

The only other foreign cities Sochi is currently directly connected with are Istanbul (Turkish Air, DonAvia), Trabzon (UTair), Erevan (Armavia, DonAvia), and a couple of Middle Eastern former Soviet cities.

Food you will not find in Sochi during the Olympic Games

Olympics 2014 May 15th, 2013

Food safety authorities want to ensure that following popular in Russia food items are not sold in Sochi during Olympic and Paralympic Games next year.

  • Homebrewed beer
  • Home distilled spirits
  • Homemade non-alcoholic drinks
  • Cottage-cheese from raw (unpasteurized) milk
  • Stockfish
  • Dried mushrooms
  • Cook canned vegitables, meat, fish, or mushrooms
  • Macaroni Russian navy style (ground meat and macaroni)