Sochi is a Russian city in Krasnodar Region on the Black Sea and near the Caucasus Mountains. It is the biggest Russian resort city, combining skiing and beach activities. The 2014 Winter Olympics were held in Sochi.
As the opening ceremony of the 2014 Sochi Olympics was about to start, fighter jets were scrambled with orders to shoot down a hijacked plane that threatened the 40,000 spectators, President Vladimir Putin has just revealed.
The opening speech by the Russian foreign minister at the Syrian peace forum in Sochi veered off script somewhat, when attendees expressed pro and anti-Russian sentiment as Sergey Lavrov took the floor.
The Syrian National Dialogue Congress meeting in Sochi, Russia has agreed to create a committee that will work on a new constitution for Syria. The body is expected to operate under the auspices of the UN in Geneva.
In the space of a week, contrasting visions of a post-war Syria have been offered at two UN-backed summits – one in Sochi, hosted by Russia, the other in Vienna, the continuation of the Geneva talks. Whose diplomacy will triumph?