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Russia's largest resort city

  • Sochi is located to the north of Russia.
  • The city is the venue for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games and the Paralympic Winter Games.
  • It will also be the venue for the Russian Formula One Grand Prix from 2014 until at least 2020.
  • It is also one of the host cities for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
  • At 145 kilometers (90 mi), Greater Sochi claims to be the longest city in Europe.
  • Before 1864 Sochi was a Muslim town dominated by the native people of the local mountaineer of Ubykhia. The city is now dominated with Christians.
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