Mascot of 2018 World Cup should be remembered like Olympic Mishka, Mutko saysSport October 22, 6:31
Nineteen people killed, 3 injured in helicopter crash landing in Russia's YamalSociety & Culture October 22, 5:00
Donetsk’s suburb comes under shelling by Ukrainian troopsWorld October 22, 4:16
Russia to host 2018 FIFA World Cup at highest level — MutkoSport October 22, 2:12
Wolf chosen as mascot of 2018 FIFA World Cup in RussiaSport October 22, 2:00
Warming in Russian-British relations not in sight over short term, says expertRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 22, 1:38
Ceasefire agreements signed with 15 more Syrian settlements — Russian Defense MinistryWorld October 22, 0:39
Russian State Duma speaker confirms readiness to meet PACE presidentRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 22, 0:15
Ukraine’s new anti-Russian sanctions to take effect on October 31World October 21, 21:22
SOCHI, December 26. /TASS/. Black Olympic ski runs have opened at the ski resorts near Sochi for the first time as the new ski season kicked off near the Black Sea coast, an executive director of the Rosa Khutor ski resort said on Friday.
"Experienced skiers can take a ride down the black Olympic runs," Alexander Belokobylsky said adding that six ski runs stretching from 2,200 to 1,350 meters were available in Rosa Khutor.
Ski runs that are classified as black are steep and most dangerous.
Belokobylsky said that all ski runs had enough snow adding that snow-making machines would be switched on automatically when temperatures fell below zero.
He also said that all hotels near the Rosa Khutor resort had been booked out for the New Year holidays which last in Russia from January 1 to 11. The sale of the ski-passes can be restricted due to the New Year boom.
The new ski season in Sochi is expected to last as long as the 2013-2014 season, which ended in May.