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Lazarevskoye Microdistrict

View of Lazarevskoye from a mountain
View from space

Lazarevskoye (Russian: Ла́заревское; Adyghe: Псышӏуап Adyghe pronunciation: [psəʃʷʼaːp]) is a microdistrict of Lazarevsky City District of the city of Sochi, Krasnodar Krai, Russia. It was a resort settlement before 1961, when it was merged into Sochi.

Geography

The microdistrict is located on the shore of the Black Sea at the mouth of the Psezuapse River.

History

It was founded in 1869 as the village of Lazarevka in place of the former Lazarevskoye Fortress, which existed in 1839–1854.[1] The fortress was named after Admiral Mikhail Lazarev.[citation needed] Later the name of the village was changed to Lazarevskoye.[1]

On July 12, 1949, it was granted resort settlement status.[1] On February 11, 1961, it was merged into the city of Sochi and ceased to exist as an independent entity.[1]

Other

Lazarevskaya railway station on the Tuapse-Adler line is located on the territory of the microdistrict.

Lazarevskoye is a popular place for beach tourism. There are two waterparks and a dolphinarium.

References

Notes

  1. ^ a b c d Azarenkova et al., p. 255.

Sources

  • Азаренкова, А. С.; И. Ю. Бондарь; Н. С. Вертышева (1986) [1986]. Основные административно-территориальные преобразования на Кубани (1793–1985 гг.) (in Russian). Краснодарское книжное издательство.