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Construction of 17 Olympic projects is already underway, another 100 projects are in the engineering phase, and around 60 more Olympics-related projects are applying for expert evaluation.
This info is from RIA Novosti. They also have some recent photos from constructions sites. Here a few of ‘em:
Quick fact: The population of Sochi is around 400,000 people. The surrounding, Krasnodar region (aka Krasnodar Krai), is home to 5.1 million people, and is the third largest Russian region.
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Located between the Caucasus Mountains and the Black Sea, Sochi is Russia's biggest summer resort and a popular winter resort. And now Sochi is official 2014 Winter Olympics Host city!
Here I'll follow the city developments, events, its efforts to prepare for the Olympics, and will mix it up with my personal views on all this.