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Stalin's Summer Residence

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Paranoia and horror is a key factor in the design of this residency

The visit is an opportunity to experience the echoes and dark shadows of Stalin’s dictatorship and... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2018
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Kurortny pr. 120, Sochi 354024, Russia
+7 953 109-34-49
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Reviewed 9 August 2018

The visit is an opportunity to experience the echoes and dark shadows of Stalin’s dictatorship and Russian culture. Although the guiding is only in Russian there is enough on the internet to explore this simple housing complex in an intelligent way. The name of the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

Don’t go there specially because it doesn’t worth it. Very simple place with a very simple view. If you decided to go there, so you must continue to the top of the hill in order to see the great view of Sochi

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 2 August 2018

go if you are interested in a bit of communist history and want a general feel of what Stalin was. the structure is hardly remarkable. part of it was under renovation, they are building hotel rooms there.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 24 July 2018

It is very beautiful and well-maintained. You can come by local bus. A visit of an hour and a guide in Russian.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Armopolo
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Incredible we visit and walk all over stalin holy day home can you imaged this guy lived in this place3 month s a year and now we walk about is place as tourists incredible if you know the history of this person worth whole visiting

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Petrus Z
Reviewed 25 June 2018

This historical place is worth a visit. It take some time to get there and I recommend to take a taxi to get there. There is possible to get a tour in English, cost 300R per person.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 20 June 2018

Well maintained, historic place. As English speaker make sure to visit with a guide able to explain the history of the place.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

The residence itself is about 30 minutes drive from the city center. If you are not part of the tour group and going up there by taxi, then make sure that the driver drops you off right at the residence and not at the bottom...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 5 December 2017

This was a stop on a local bus tour. Walking tour of the main part of the house included Stalin's office, indoor swimming pool with lovely peacock mosaics, game room with large chess set and antique phonograph, room with large billiard table, etc. I was...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank ShilohinBC
Reviewed 29 November 2017

When I visited this place first time, a long time ago, before Sochi had been elected for the Olympics, it already appeared to me as a tourist trap, soviet style. Historically interesting, perhaps historically irrelevant, and it does not take your breath away.

Date of experience: December 2016
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