Sochi

Inside Joseph Stalin's holiday villa

Inside Joseph Stalin's holiday villa

CNN checks out the saltwater pool and beautiful view from the Sochi holiday home that once housed Stalin
'Come and vacation in Sochi... please!'

'Come and vacation in Sochi... please!'

It's got a new theme park, an F1 track and 50,000 hotel rooms. But after the Olympics, who will come?
Spotlight Russia: 7 golden travel rules

Spotlight Russia: 7 golden travel rules

Chivalry rules and so does dressing up for almost anything, but you don't have to drink vodka the minute you're through customs
Riders perform squats for a free ride on Moscow subway

Riders perform squats for a free ride on Moscow subway

The fitness initiative is part of Russia's promotion of the upcoming Winter Olympics in Sochi
Gallery: First look at Sochi, host of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games

Gallery: First look at Sochi, host of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games

Russia's first Olympic Games will go down as the most expensive in history. But there will be no shortage of snow, promises the mayor

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