Tour of the dacha of Stalin
• Tour of Stalin's dacha
Five kilometers from the center of Sochi, on the territory of the sanatorium "Green Grove" is one (but they say there were 18) of Stalin's dacha. In the past, the whole sanatorium - the former estate of Mikhailovskoye, which belonged to a merchant and industrialist M. Zenzinov.
The building and the interior remained completely intact, and now is allegedly a house-museum, but mostly the hotel complex.
Here it is possible to agree on a short tour, and walk through the rooms and corridors, it is for those in which he lived and for which he went to Stalin.
It is noteworthy that in the cottage is a narrow lane on which pass two cars there is no way.
The entire complex is surrounded by greenery. Here and palm trees and many species of deciduous trees and the famous Pitsundsky cedars. Hut built on top of the ridge and the unique climate here formed by mixing several air streams.
The strict straight lines. The typical style of the Stalinist era.
A flower bed in the courtyard.
In the territory of the Stalin dacha there eponymous restaurant, which serves only homemade products. At least that's what we were told by the guide and part-time worker cottages, hotels.
The main entrance to the building.
It is at this table playing chess leader of all the workers and peasants.
White to move and win.
The entire interior is made of expensive wood.
No vintage pictures, no luxury items, all strictly and in the dim light, they say, it is an environment loved Stalin.
The dining room and room for banquets.
And this is some scary exclusive stained-glass window with a frosty pattern.
Terrace, which overlooks the courtyard.
On the central lawn was once a fountain. But before the settlement here Stalin broke it. And he did it for one night. Since the basic requirement for the architect was - "There are no fountains".
The color of the building still remained bright green, with the addition of special cement paint. Preserved even the original window frames.
Pool. Once there was a window in the wall.
Bizarre clay pot near the porch - a "tandoor", the Asian version of the oven in which the meat is prepared in a special way.
So guests are treated to oriental dishes.
In another wing of the building is office. And behind the desk sits by none other than Comrade Stalin! Nearby at the table is a bed. Hit its modest size - 1, 80 meters at 0, 8 meters.
Stand with photographs. Important historical moments and photo daughter.
On the other hand stands a modest secretarial desk.
The unit of special communication.
Table writing set, donated by the leader Mao Zedong.
Armored horsehair leather sofa, a leather coat on a hanger. All preserved in their original form. Top box a projection room, as there is housed a cinema.
In the right hand must be constant tube, but tourists often strive to keep the original souvenir, because its not.
A very realistic wax figure.
Billiard Room. It is at this table, Stalin played. There is also preserved its own cue.
Rare table still pleased with the players.
Interestingly, someone dared to win the owner garden?
They say, on the idea of the architect in stucco under the balcony has to be guessed leader profile.