International KVN festival

The festival year in Sochi starts with the winter forum of the International union of funny and ready witted people KVN (a famous TV humor show-contest). The festival takes place in the city center on the coast, in the grand hotel "Zhemchuzhina" ("Pearl"). There for almost two weeks in January the participants live there, the performances take place, the contest shows and the final also is organized there, everything is broadcasted on Pervy kanal chanel. The funny and ready witty people also perform for free on different venues of the resort. Each year hundreds of teams form Russian and the CIS countries register to take part the contest.