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). For many years the festival took place in the centre of the town on the sea shore, but with the creation of resorts in the Krasnaya polyana region it moved to the Caucasus mountain peaks to the Gorky gorod resort. 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. The performances and contest eliminations are always held in the night club Sky, at the hall of Gorky gorod, while the TV broadcasts are recorded in the concert hall Galaktika.
- Ulitsa Gornaya Karusel, 5, Mountain resort Gorky Gorod, Esto-Sadok Village, Adler District