One of the most controversial attractions, which causes conflicting feelings among people of different generations. Stalin's dacha in Sochi is the only dacha that bears the name of Stalin's and officially has the status of a museum. It is located within the boundaries of Greater Sochi, at the foot of Mount Akhun at an altitude of 160 meters in some super-unique place of power, where the leader of the nation restored his health especially quickly and efficiently. At first I didn't really want to go there, there were too many negative reviews, but then I succumbed to curiosity and decided to personally touch the story and make my own impression. Moreover, it is convenient to go there, quickly, and parking is possible right at the gates of the cottage - an excellent lazy option for an excursion.
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Stalin's dacha in Sochi
At first I surrounded myself with reference books to give you complete information on the history and fate of the attraction, but then I remembered that nobody likes spoilers. So I leave this to the people who every hour conduct excursions around Stalin's dacha every day. Yes, guys, they won't let you just come and walk around the premises, after all, material values and all that. I myself arrived in a slight prostration early in the morning, about half past ten. I parked in a frighteningly vacant parking lot, entered the archway of a green building, and found a tropical oasis in the middle of a stone courtyard. Behind the flower beds and palm trees were people, about a dozen people, they, as it turned out, were waiting for the start of the excursion.
After buying a ticket, I had to wait quite a bit before starting the inspection. What I saw inside - I will show, but I will not tell, come and see for yourself, it will be more interesting. I will only note that the aunt-guide turned out to be an extremely fascinating storyteller. She did not pour water, did not ekala, did not mark, but in pure and understandable Russian, she calmly told the story of the place and its main inhabitant.
You have to walk only in 5-6 rooms, plus two balconies, the rest of the buildings are closed for visits. But they show all the most basic things, so I did not feel deceived. Inside it is very cool, quiet, it smells deliciously of wood and old age, and antique interior items excite imagination and curiosity. As a person who had been among the pioneers and still remembered something good from the Soviet Union, it was really interesting for me to find out some previously unknown details about a person who was called a leader in my childhood. For those who were born after the 2000s and did not find life under socialism, Stalin's dacha in Sochi is just a mansion in the middle of a forest on a mountain. And Stalin himself is for them a character in memes and computer games..
Before the revolution, there was the Mikhailovskoye estate, owned by a gold miner with a complex surname (but not Mikhailov), who built it for his wife. After the revolution, the estate was taken over by the state, and by the thirties it was completely desolate. The dacha was built already in 1935-1937 according to the project of the personal architect Stalin, and the modern version is very different from how it was originally conceived, but all these details will be told by the guide.
Information to visit
Entrance through the gates of the sanatorium Zelenaya Roscha, go straight, despite the sign «entry strictly by passes».
Entrance fee - 300 rubles per person.
Open daily from 9 am to 5 pm, excursions run hourly.
There is a lot of parking space right next to the summer house, but during peak season it is better to arrive early in the morning. And it's not hot, and there will be a place for the car.
The rise by car from the gates of the sanatorium takes about five minutes. People also walk on foot, but 1.5 km uphill is not fun for everyone.
The inspection takes 45 minutes. Taking photos is allowed.
On the map
There are few historical exhibits in the building, but the building itself is interesting. Located on the territory of the health resort Zelenaya Roscha. Visit with guided tour only.
There are few historical exhibits in the building, but the building itself is interesting. Located on the territory of the health resort Zelenaya Roscha. Visiting only with a guided tour. More details