Radisson SAS “Lazurnaya” had accepted its first reservation for the Olympics dates. The person who made the reservation is Mikhail Seslavinsky, head of the Russian Federal Press and Mass Communications Agency. As he says, he made the reservation as a private citizen, after talking to his wife and two kids.


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    July 10th, 2007 at 14:10

    Hi Erik,
    You really track the news on Sochi,thats cool! I have a kind of a similar story, now live in Madrid, left Sochi when was 23, also very proud it has won the olympics!!!
    Keep doing this awsome blog, really loved reading it, will visit it from now to get the top-stoies.
    Take care,

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    July 16th, 2007 at 23:48

    Thanks Manuel! I’m going to open up forum soon, I’ll be happy to see more English speaking “sochintsev” there ;)

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    Tony Hill
    March 3rd, 2009 at 11:04


    My name is tony, (tony.hill.mrsafety@gmail.com)

    I am offered a contract to come to Sochi to work on the Olympic projects and so far, apart from the dating agencies, you seem to be the sole English voice over there. You paint a good picture of life there but Before I sign up to my contract I need to understand the real standard and cost of living in the area with particular empasis on rented accommodation and living expences. I can not speak Russian so I unable to read what is currently available on the WWW. Would you be so kind as to point me in the right direction to find out such information?? Thanks in advance for your kind assistance. Respect, Tony Hill in Spain.


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