RBTH presents Olympics 2012 video reports from the Russia.Park in London.
The presentation of new Russian ski resorts was held in Russia.Sochi.Park, London. It began with an impressive Lezginka Show followed by official reports. The event was dedicated to the Russian North Caucasus, where Sochi – a pearl of this region – will host the next Winter Olympic Games 2014.
“The Russian North Caucasus – means not only Sochi but also the highest and the most unexplored peaks in Europe, coastlines of two seas – the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea, original culture of nearly 100 nations. The Russian North Caucasus was a native land of almost 60 Olympic champions and 200 world champions in different sports”, reminds the first deputy general director of OJSC Northern Caucasus Resorts Islam Nazaraliyev.
The construction of the chain of ski resorts along the Greater Caucasus Mountain Range is in proccess. The length of ski slopes will be over 1000 km, with about 150 thsnd. beds at hotels and apartments, dozens of sports facilities have been constructed. North Caucasus resorts will accommodate about 10 million tourists year round.
The project is funded on the basis of public and private partnership principles. The state invests 60 billion rubles through OJSC Northern Caucasus Resorts into transportation, engineering and ski lift infrastructure, and private businesses finance resort infrastructure.
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