Scenes from Sochi: 100 days before 2014 Olympics

Take a glimpse at the latest preparations underway in Sochi, Russia.

With 100 days to go until the February start of the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, NBC News producers offer a fresh look at Sochi's landscape, and the preparations underway. Pictured here: the Bolshoy Ice Dome at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Park. Tracy Snyder/NBC News
Olympic Rings welcome visitors arriving at Sochi International Airport. Tracy Snyder / Zoya Taylor/NBC News
There are two clusters of athletic venues at the Sochi Olympics: mountain and coastal, and each of these two areas will have an Olympic Village. Pictured here, the Olympic Village in the mountains. Tracy Snyder/NBC News
In the mountain cluster, the Alpine Center is where several skiing events will take place. There's no snow yet, but the leaves are changing. Tracy Snyder/NBC News
Inside the Bolshoy Ice Dome the ice is ready for hockey players. This year the NHL announced it would take a break in February to send its players to Sochi for a tournament running from Feb. 12 – 23. Tracy Snyder/NBC News
The oval-shaped Adler Arena for speed skating includes a ceiling that reduces heat emissions to ensure the ice surface remains cool. Tracy Snyder/NBC News
Palm trees, seen here prior to being installed in front of the Iceberg Skating Palace. Tracy Snyder/NBC News
Outside the Iceberg Skating Palace, the 2014 Olympic venue for figure skating and short-track speed skating. The Bolshoy Ice Dome can be seen in the background. Zoya Taylor/NBC News
The Sanki Olympic Sliding Center was built at the Alpika Service Mountain Ski Resort. Tracy Snyder/NBC News
Construction is ongoing at the “Fisht” Olympic Stadium, which can hold 40,000 people and will be used for the opening and closing ceremonies as well as the medal ceremonies. Tracy Snyder/NBC News
A portion of Extreme Park, which will host snowboarding, cross-country skiing, and freestyle competitions. Tracy Snyder/NBC News
The Rosa Khutor Alpine Resort will host all Alpine skiing: downhill, combined, giant slalom and super giant slalom. Tracy Snyder/NBC News
Joseph Stalin's dacha, or, country house, in Sochi. It is privately owned and used for conferences and as a hotel. Tracy Snyder/NBC News
Inside Joseph Stalin's dacha. Tracy Snyder/NBC News
A wax figure of Stalin, pictured with memorabilia. Tracy Snyder/NBC News
Shops and restaurants along the seaside in Sochi. Tracy Snyder/NBC News
Sochi’s St. Vladimir Church. Tracy Snyder/NBC News