A fashionable sea-side resort, Sochi is one of Russia?s most popular tourist destinations. 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. This is one of Russia?s finest and grandest cities, a place where time stops ticking as you while away your days at one of the many fine spas, mineral baths or sanatoriums.