Browsing Category: "Multimedia"

Surfing in Sochi

Multimedia, Other stories June 30th, 2014

Russia doesn’t have many places for surfing. Still, this sport is gaining popularity. Here are some recent photos of surfing in Sochi.


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Olympic Village

Multimedia, Olympics 2014 February 1st, 2014

Here are a few photos from the Olympic village in mountain cluster I took a couple of days ago.



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Olympic park photos

Multimedia, Olympics 2014 January 22nd, 2014


Coastal cluster Olympic park.


“Bolshoy” ice dome – Men’s hockey arena.


“Fisht” stadium – ceremonies, and football stadium for WC2018.


“Adler arena” – speed skating stadium.

Winter in Krasnaya Polyana

Multimedia January 17th, 2014

A few recent photos…


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Ready for the Olympics!

Multimedia, Olympics 2014, Other stories, Russia October 13th, 2013

As my hometown is preparing to host the Olympics in a few months, we are trying to open up to the World by installing bi-lingual signs around the city. I collect some special translation jobs on this website:

Sochi sunsets

Multimedia September 3rd, 2013

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Photo: Roza Khutor

Multimedia September 14th, 2012

Roza Khutor in Krasnaya Polyana (Sochi)
Roza Khutor. Click to see in large size.

One of the buildings in Roza Khutor resort in Krasnaya Polyana is designed to mimic the main railroad station in Sochi:

Sochi main railroad station
Railroad station in Sochi’s Central district.

Photo: Arboretum

Multimedia September 13th, 2012

Sochi Arboretum (Dendrariy)
Click to see in large size.

One of the many valleys of the Sochi Arboretum.

Located in the central district, it is one of Sochi’s main attractions.

Photo: Olympic beach

Multimedia September 10th, 2012

Beach near Olympic park in Sochi (Adler)
This place is only about 100 meters away from the main Olympic stadium.

Sochi Timelapse Video

Multimedia September 7th, 2012

Sochi Virus

Multimedia, Other stories June 27th, 2010

Web surfing takes me places…

Yesterday I found out there’s a computer virus Virus.DOS.Sochi.703, which apparently was dedicated to Sochi’s 2002 Olympics bid — the virus contains the text *Ks&I* Sochi Olympic Games 2002.

While trying to get more information on this I stumpled on a real biologic virus called Dobrava-Sochi virus (DOBV-Ap) – separate lineage of Dobrava virus found in and around Sochi.

And then on the same search I stumbled on a fun club mix by DJ Virus — Sochi 2014. I liked it, so I’m embedding it here :)

Sochi 1979

Multimedia June 25th, 2010

Sea storm brings destruction

Multimedia, Sochi News December 21st, 2009

Sea storm that has been rocking the shore in and around Sochi has damaged part of new cargo port which is being constructed to support Olympic construction projects, flipped a construction boat that was used in building the port, and broke Moldavian cargo ship in half.

Following is a photo of the «Aras-I» cargo ship that broke in half.

(c) mmordasov

You can view the more photos of this at blog.

The couple of videos below show some of the destruction as it was happening.

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Google Maps updated Sochi sattelite images?

Multimedia October 31st, 2009

I don’t know when this happened, but it appears that some not-too-long time ago Google Maps updated their sattelite images of Sochi. Previously they did not have high resolution pics of anything but parts of Central district. Now they do.

More tornado pics

Multimedia October 31st, 2009

I found a couple more photos of tornado over sea in Sochi! :-)

These were taken by lav-elena in Khosta district on July 28, 2009.

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