Geographically, Sochi has four municipal districts: Central, Adler, Khostinsky and Lazarevsky. The ski resort cluster is also in the Adler district. People call it Roza Khutor, but that’s just the name of a resort located in the village of Esto-Sadok. Both Esto-Sadok and Roza Khutor are Estonian names, since many Estonians settled here in the late 19th century.

A brand new city was built for the Olympics in the Imeretinskaya lowland along the coast. Before that, a significant part of the lowland was occupied by marshes, where rare migratory birds could be spotted. But surprisingly enough, after the Olympics there are now artificial ponds where the same birds can be seen.

The Olympic flame bowl and the singing fountain became new Sochi landmarks. Every day the fountain works for four hours straight. Each Olympic Palace is unique and different, but they are all examples of good architecture.

It is difficult to think of disadvantages to the Olympics in Sochi. The main benefit is roads; before the Olympic games, the city could hardly breathe because of the traffic jams, but now it is much easier to drive around the center. In addition, a highway and a railroad were built all the way to the Krasnaya Polyana resort. Today Sochi is very convenient logistically.