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“I place where Stalin woke and rested”

Stalin's Summer Residence
Ranked #25 of 256 things to do in Sochi
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 15 April 2014

It's a private museum and you see items very close, you can even touch them and play on Stalin's billiards table. You can take a picture with a wax copy of the Russian leader, sitting at the writing table.The whole atmosphere is very specific and original - you feel it as soon as you enter the yard of the dacha.

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Reviewed 6 March 2014

Very big territory, specific design, many historical things. Stalin was terrible figure in Russian history, in this place everything connects with him.

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Reviewed 21 February 2014

...a mass murderer rested after a hard day's slaughter.

Really beautiful Summer House, lovely proportions, inner courtyard, cross breezes from sea and mountains. Being restored as of 2014 but almost half can be seen now.

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Reviewed 20 February 2014

Getting up to Stalin's dacha is about half the fun of the excursion. From the Matsesta Train Station (on the new Lastochka Train Line from Sochi to Olympic Park), I had to find a shuttle by asking around (unsuccessfully for a time). Finally, I found a shuttle going up to the resort area "Zelenaya Roscha," which is very close to Stalin's dacha. Zelenaya Roscha itself is a very nice area and there is what seems to be a high-end hotel up there.

From the hotel at Zelenaya Roscha, there are some stairs leading up to the area where Stalin's dacha is. When I got to the dacha, I paid 100 rubles for a guided tour (in Russian, but luckily I happened upon a group that had an English translator - I think just because they were there with the Olympics). The experience is pretty nondescript minus the fact that you're unlikely to see a wax figurine of Stalin very often. There are some gifts on the desk from other communist leaders of the time, but overall it seemed like a fairly drab vacation destination for Stalin. That's not to say it wasn't well worth the trip, though!

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Reviewed 29 October 2013

A very uninspiring building painted a strange green colour located in woodland near Sochi. The whole place had a very uneasy feeling especially when you consider the type of character Stalin was. His study with his waxwork figure sitting at his desk with a map of Russia behind was chilling. There's a bullet proof couch where he sat watching films. Next door is his billiard table, he used a weighted cue.
Definitely worth visiting just to try to get a feel of this very evil man

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