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Russia's Summer Capital

Till 2007 when it won the bid to host the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sochi was famous as the country’s Summer Capital, attracting over 4 million visitors every season. Today? This beautiful seaside resort is a year-round destination. And there’s plenty to add to your Sochi guide, from tours to see Stalinist period Empire Style buildings and monuments, to visits to the fortress; from strolling in the local parks, to learning more about the area in one of Sochi’s museums; and so on. Being a tourist destination, Sochi loves to party, and you will find plenty of things to entertain you. International-standard cuisine completes the experience.

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Anchor and Cannon Monument

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Anchor and Cannon Monument

Sochi's oldest monument

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Although it’s somewhat small, the Anchor and Cannon Monument stands out as it’s officially recognized as being the oldest monument in the city, having been erected way back in 1913.

The cannon part of the monument is an original 19th Century armament, which was used during the bitter Russian-Ottoman war that took place between 1828 and 1829. The anchor meanwhile, dates from the 18th Century, and together with its cannon serves as a symbol of Russia’s victory in that war.

Anchor and Cannon Monument
Pushkinsky park, Primorskaya St, Sochi, Sochi