Gorky Gorod in Sochi to open a Russian Orthodox chapel

The chapel will stand over a spring 2,000 meters above sea level
Share 27 September 2016
Valeriy Matytsin/ТАSS
The all-season resort in Sochi called Gorky Gorod, which is situated more than 2,000 meters above sea level will open a chapel on October 2, according to the resort's press service.

The chapel is built in the Tsirk-2 (Circus-2) zone, in a natural bowl between two peaks. Since ancient times, these meadows were used as lodging places for shepherds and hunters, there was a spring here which had healing properties the mountain folk knew about. Men from the Aiboga (Aibga) tribe came here from the Mzymta vally to restore their strength. Even the Greeks, who came here in the XIX century knew about the spring’s healing powers.

In mid-XX century the spring went underground because of climatic changes and only 50 later years did the Krasnaya Polyana residents find it again.

The chapel doors will be open to everyone from Sochi and Krasnaya Polyana.