Russia, as the world's largest country in land area, encompasses many climates as it stretches from the far northern wastes to the sun-drenched shores of the Black Sea.

It is here, surrounded by palm trees and lulled by the sound of the crashing waves, that Russians (and a growing number of foreign tourists) love to take their vacations.

The main Russian resort towns on the coast of the Black Sea are Anapa, Novorossiysk, Adler, Tuapse and Sochi.

The resort Anapa is located in the northern part of the Black Sea Coast of Russia. It is situated in a beautiful place where the steppe comes to the end and moun-tains begin. Sandy beaches of Anapa are the best beaches of all northern Black Sea cost. In some places the width of the beach stretches for 600 meters.

Gelendzhik has unique subtropical climate which constitute of vibrations of sea and mountains, salubrious rich pine air, mineral springs, ecologically clean flora and fauna.

Sochi – a fashionable sea-side resort, is one of Russia's most popular tourist destinations, home of the annual cinema festival KINOTAVR.

In the summer Sochi offers over 140 kilometers of spectacular Mediterranean-style beaches, creating one of Europe's largest coastlines and most unique resort regions.

If you can imagine a place where the sea is bathed with golden light every sunset – a place where the sands and pebbles of the beach can be enjoyed with a backdrop of snow-capped mountains and where you can enjoy almost every luxury that matters – you will most likely be picturing Sochi.

It is a a resort of national importance and is also known as the Summer Capital of Russia!

It is a city which has every modern amenity, but 90% of the city is covered with subtropical bushes and appears to look like an exotic Russian National Park.

The bright subtropical fauna, mild climate and warm Black Sea attract tourists from all over the world.