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STFW1971
01-05-2010, 23:56
Evening ladies, evening gents, I'm moving down there in June, I was wondering if there's a bit of a expat community down there at all? Any pubs showing English football?

Appreciate any help and information.

trebor
02-05-2010, 06:24
Evening ladies, evening gents, I'm moving down there in June, I was wondering if there's a bit of a expat community down there at all? Any pubs showing English football?

Appreciate any help and information.

I was there about 3 years ago for a couple of weeks. Not much in the way of an expat community that i could find but could be changing as the winter olympics get closer. Still, probably means most expats are popping in and out though.
I was also looking around for a place to watch the footie. I found a bar with large screens but the programe was eratic. Advertised matches were suddenly unavailable. Again the situation might be better now.
If no one else can help you out with more up to date info i can post directions.

Parco
23-02-2011, 16:30
I have been wondering the same ...any expats in Sochi?

BornAgainRussian
27-02-2011, 19:27
Hey all, I've been coming to Sochi in the summer time a lot and now sorta live here. I've never even thought to look at expat.ru/sochi, I always thought it was strictly a moscow thing. Anyway expats are very hard to come by in Sochi and even harder are football bars. There aren't that many Bars here in general. The nightlife here mostly consists of clubs and the 24/7 McDonalds. Anyway if anyone wants to hit me up I should be around all the way through September.

Parco
02-03-2011, 12:55
Thanks ...with 2014 Olympics, the F1 and the World Cup, I imagine Sochi is going to get more and more expats working there.

If you're an expat in Sochi, please post and let us know there is someone to hang-out with. I'll be down there a lot from now on :-)

gulinsenol
12-03-2011, 20:03
I've been offered a well paid job (with hard conditions though) in Sochi and have to let them know about my decisions as soon as possible.

I just wanna be sure if the city is a sort of expat-friendly? Any advice&thoughts?

Thanks,

gulinsenol
12-03-2011, 20:11
I've been offered a well paid job (with hard conditions though) in Sochi and have to let them know about my decisions as soon as possible.

I just wanna be sure if the city is a sort of expat-friendly? Any advice&thoughts are welcome?

Thanks,

BornAgainRussian
14-03-2011, 00:47
What do you mean by expat friendly? No one is going to beat you up or rob you if that's what you mean. I've never felt threatened here, I've always felt much safer here than in Moscow. Now that's not to say that people are going to do you any favors either. As far as everyday living its not too difficult, there are no street signs in English anywhere but then again the city isn't very big. There is no metro but the bus/marshrultka will take you just about anywhere. Overall its pretty cool place in the summer time. If you are into skiing/snow boarding then winter is pretty good too.

Nobbynumbnuts
14-03-2011, 07:51
I was there about 4 years ago for a week and was looking for things to do.
I was looking for a bar to watch football in while i was there too.

If you cross the first bridge (from the sea) over the Sochi river coming from the city center there was a bar immediately on the right on the other side of with a large bar and terrace overlooking the river that had screens and showed the football.

Sorry can't be more precise with street names etc. If you send me a map of Sochi with street names on it. I'll mark the location for you.

Parco
14-03-2011, 11:33
I will be going to Sochi fairly soon :plane:, so would be great to meet other expats for beers and a chat. :beerbros:
...maybe we could start an expat social club :idea: as the number of expats in Sochi is only likely to grow with 2014, F1 and 2018.

erp
01-08-2011, 13:51
Hello all!

I'm not exactly an expat here, but I have a hard time finding places for social life in Sochi and would highly appreciate if any of you could provide with some advice :)

Eric

STFW1971
18-09-2011, 23:29
Been here for year now. Great place. But we don't need more foreigners here, it's all under control :verycool:

contact@sochiservices.com if you need help :10220:

Nikolai
12-11-2011, 19:25
Dear Sochi Expats..
I would like to move to sochi over the winter months. Im a photographer/documentarist working on some Project which, lets say, snow prevents me from completing.
Is it possible to find some part time work /appartment in Sochi or any other city around it? I would really appreciate any input on this.
if there is something you can tell me.. pls contact me here or on ww1084(at)gmail.com

Krasnodar Kid
17-11-2011, 22:45
For those Expats who are on Facebook, and living in Sochi, there is a group you are welcome to join: Sochi Expats

If you do a search, you're sure to find it.

Jack Klausen
18-11-2011, 22:53
Just moved to Sochi in October, big change from Moscow. found a great apartment 2nd day of searching, agent gets 30%, Prices for food and rent are about the same as Moscow. Air is clean but with all the rain kinda damp. Black Sea is nice to see after living so long in a big city, nature is great! Lots of restaurants, not many super markets. Schools all seem to be recently completely renovated, but lots of kids in the 6th and lower classes. Rush hour traffic jams are slow moving, but there is lots of city and mini buses, Internet access is fiber and fast, Yota coverage, great PC store DNS, small IKEA outlet where you can order, small hardware stores, LEGO toy store, 1 1/2 McDonalds, plenty of small clothing and shoe stores all in the center, found 2 extreme sport/bike shops so far, no big chain store, great walks along the beach, great cable car ride to the top of the hill and walk down thru the tree park, boat rides to nowhere, nights are clear and great for star gazing, lots of excursions to interesting sites on the things to do list, looking forward to cayoning and camping next summer, not so many football fields as Moscow, but hoping to find somewhere to play softball...

moscowmail
19-11-2011, 01:35
Jack is one of the nicest guys you could ever meet

Jack Klausen
23-11-2011, 08:26
Started the Thanksgiving Turkey Hunt, no luck in the supermarkets, maybe a fresh Russian Turkey from the central market, you would never try this in Moscow, go to a pedestrian road crossing and step off the sidewalk into the road – the cars actually stop, traffic lights just seem to flash yellow all the time – no red or green, sitting in a sea side restaurant enjoying a nice meal watching the sun set into the sea – very relaxing, some apartments have central supplied hot water and heating, others have gas or electric water heaters for the hot water and heating, waiting to see the winter time electric bill, looks like no Citibanks in Sochi yet, from the balcony can look to the North and see snow covered mountains, look to the South and see the Sea…

GlockWild
17-02-2012, 22:33
Started the Thanksgiving Turkey Hunt, no luck in the supermarkets, maybe a fresh Russian Turkey from the central market, you would never try this in Moscow, go to a pedestrian road crossing and step off the sidewalk into the road – the cars actually stop, traffic lights just seem to flash yellow all the time – no red or green, sitting in a sea side restaurant enjoying a nice meal watching the sun set into the sea – very relaxing, some apartments have central supplied hot water and heating, others have gas or electric water heaters for the hot water and heating, waiting to see the winter time electric bill, looks like no Citibanks in Sochi yet, from the balcony can look to the North and see snow covered mountains, look to the South and see the Sea…

I'd not count on that! I lived in Sochi two years and personally saw three DEAD people, laying in the road... they had walked out and guess what... they got hit. OUCH:fireworks:

BornAgainRussian
17-02-2012, 23:08
I smell BS... three dead people...C'mon. People lying lifeless usually means they are passed out drunk. That i'll believe.

GlockWild
17-02-2012, 23:16
I smell BS... three dead people...C'mon. People lying lifeless usually means they are passed out drunk. That i'll believe.

LOL. How long have you spent in Russia? I have a total of about 3 years in Sochi... lived there for 2 and spent many return (LONG) visits there. I have a home there (OK, in my wife's name) and yes, I have seen 3 dead people laying in the street there. Not all at the same time either. Sochi has the worst policy of letting dead people lay around, than anywhere I have been in the world! Oh yeah, that reminds me of the drunk who I saw walk into the sea on a real rough day. By the time they dragged his dead body out, at least 300 people were watching. They left him lay on the pier for at least 2 hours!! Sure, at least they put a towel over him after the 1st hour or so.... guess they didn't want him to sunburn!

The people hit by cars? Yeah, they laid in pools of blood for an hour or two also... I guess they don't figure there is any rush once the people are dead. Pretty grusome to most in other parts of the world. One, an old woman, they plastered her bloody head shot on TV several times, trying to find out if anyone knew who she was! Wouldn't that be a great way to find Momma? LOL

So go ahead and doubt it.... if you're there long enough, you'll see.

Oh yeah, my wife's cousin had a heart attack and died there last week and guess what? It took the ambulance 2 HOURS to get there!!! Nice place NOT to live in ones older years!

:asskiss:

BornAgainRussian
18-02-2012, 12:39
I guess I should have mentioned that I am a native Sochinean. Granted I went to school in NY but every summer since I was 13 I spent in Sochi. Oh and I have been living here full time for 4 years now. I have never seen anything you are describing. Nor have my friends. Maybe you are just unlucky and death follows you.

Nobbynumbnuts
18-02-2012, 13:30
LOL. How long have you spent in Russia? I have a total of about 3 years in Sochi... lived there for 2 and spent many return (LONG) visits there. I have a home there (OK, in my wife's name) and yes, I have seen 3 dead people laying in the street there. Not all at the same time either. Sochi has the worst policy of letting dead people lay around, than anywhere I have been in the world! Oh yeah, that reminds me of the drunk who I saw walk into the sea on a real rough day. By the time they dragged his dead body out, at least 300 people were watching. They left him lay on the pier for at least 2 hours!! Sure, at least they put a towel over him after the 1st hour or so.... guess they didn't want him to sunburn!

The people hit by cars? Yeah, they laid in pools of blood for an hour or two also... I guess they don't figure there is any rush once the people are dead. Pretty grusome to most in other parts of the world. One, an old woman, they plastered her bloody head shot on TV several times, trying to find out if anyone knew who she was! Wouldn't that be a great way to find Momma? LOL

So go ahead and doubt it.... if you're there long enough, you'll see.

Oh yeah, my wife's cousin had a heart attack and died there last week and guess what? It took the ambulance 2 HOURS to get there!!! Nice place NOT to live in ones older years!

:asskiss:

I believe what you say. I have seen that and worse in provincial cities in Russia.

BornAgainRussian
18-02-2012, 13:52
Provincial? The city hosting the Olympics, formula one and world cup can harldy be considered provincial. I agree that 5 years ago things were much gloomier here. But these days its very different.

Nobbynumbnuts
18-02-2012, 15:04
Provincial? The city hosting the Olympics, formula one and world cup can harldy be considered provincial. I agree that 5 years ago things were much gloomier here. But these days its very different.

Refering to Sochi as 'provincial' was not meant in any way as a slur on your fine city.
I've been there and enjoyed my stay. However, the population is around 350,000. It is situated in Krasnodar Krai and is not even the capital of that region. That falls to Krasnodar.
How would you describe the city?

BornAgainRussian
18-02-2012, 17:46
How would you describe the city?

Up and coming.

Nobbynumbnuts
18-02-2012, 18:24
How would you describe the city?

Up and coming.

Fine. Up and coming, provincial city, it is then! ;)