Sochi is the largest resort of the Russian Federation. It stretches for 147 km along the Black Sea coast of Krasnodar region. The city is surrounded by the chain of high Caucasian Mountains which coming nearer to the sea and protect Sochi from the cold northern air. Sochi is situated on the same parallel circle as Toronto, Nice and Gobi desert. It borders Georgian Republic in the south. Annually Sochi hosts several international and national competitions in light athletics, tennis, football, volleyball, sailing.