Roaming the Russian Riviera Episode 1

Russia is usually associated with snow, and frost, which is hardly a surprise, since most of the Russian territories have winter for half the year. But there is a tiny piece of land by the Black Sea called the Russian South, where a warm sub-tropical climate means skateboarding almost all-year long.

The weather in the Russian South has made it an alternative centre for skateboarding in Russia, where skaters from Moscow, Saint Petersburg and other northern cities go to escape winter.

The 2014 Sochi Olympics improved the infrastructure of the region, and put the Russian South on the international map. Even though Sochi is the most famous location in this part of Russia, there are a few other cities there which are worth checking out.