The former Soviet dictator loved vacationing in the coastal resort town.
Days from the opening ceremonies, constructions crews are still at work on hotels, shops, and sidewalks.
How about some Jay-ziti?
But Americans still predominate.
Our weekly roundup of the most intriguing articles about cities and urbanism we've come across in the past seven days.
Luxury Arctic tourism.
Portraits of cigarette users in hospitals, washing windows, and in front of 'No Smoking' signs.
It'll give the money to the city, to pay pensions.
Examining the historical wardrobe choices of the nutty Mexican skier Hubertus von Hohenlohe.
A case study in urban renewal.
Childhood fun for adults.
Performed on a London rooftop.
They're quickly changing the art of visualizing buildings.
An artist pays respect to the victims of the Japanese tsunami with cute, heart-shaped gum wads.
Farmer's Fridge sells fresh, swanky salads out of recyclable jars.
It ran on over 1,000 pounds of battery.
Chris Christie described it as "the ugliest damn building" in the state, "and maybe America."
Yup, it's all there, from the 8-bit landscapes of toadstools and Koopa Troopas to Peach's Castle.