Komsomolsky Park

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This small, cosy park was planted on the left bank of the River Sochi in 1970 by a group of youth activists, led by young architect Valentin Kirichenko. Hence its name: Komsomolsky.  

The fountain remained the park’s centrepiece for years, but more landmarks have since been added, including the memorial for Sochi-born soldiers who fought in the Great Patriotic War, and the monuments commemorating Afghan War veterans and Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant emergency rescue workers.

This park with its green glades in the shade of the evergreen trees, its shrubberies in bloom and neat benches is one of the favourite recreation grounds for locals and visitors alike.