Just 60 kilometres from Sochi, the Saint Tropez of Russia - high in the Black Sea coastal mountainrange of the Caucasus - lies Krasnaja Polana. This is realy the Sankt Moritz of Russia and a true skiing paradise. Here you can meet president Putin on his skis (no doubt surrounded with former KGB-agents) or many Russian famous persons. I myself haven't had the pleasure to go here, though it is very high on the list of wintersportdestinations and presumably a place I will be in future travels to the homeworld of Irina.
Equipment: Ski-equipment and cloths.