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"Monument for doctors and nurses of "Sanatorii"" Top 5 Page for this destination Sochi Off The Beaten Path Tip by Pavlik_NL

Sochi Off The Beaten Path: 7 reviews and 13 photos

  Monument for the medical personel in the Sanatorii
by Pavlik_NL

Near the West entrance of Park Riviera rises a large concrete bow up in the sky. At it's base one finds statues of doctors and nurses helping patients, taking an image out of one of the Sanatorii that are along Sochi's coast. These health institutes started out to be more hospital then hotel and slowly became the Sanatorii of today (some more hotel then hospital, others holding the balance on equal importance. In the second world war (great patriotic war) so many wounded came to these institutes that medicine and material ran out. Doctors however were inventive enough to start all kinds of natural materials from the direct vicinity of Sochi, in which - for example - even strong pinetree needles could be used for injections!

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  • Written Sep 25, 2005
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