Sochi construction: before and after

To get a better idea of how much Sochi area has changed over the past 11 months, take a look at these before and after pictures of the area. Sochi will host the 2014 Winter Olympic Games from Feb. 7 to 23.

A combination of two pictures shows the development of construction within the last eleven months in the village of Krasnaya Polyana near Sochi

A combination of two pictures shows the development of construction within the last eleven months in the village of Krasnaya Polyana near Sochi, January 30, 2014. Picture on the left was taken in February 2013. Sochi will host the 2014 Winter Olympic Games from February 7 to 23. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach (RUSSIA - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS BUSINESS CONSTRUCTION)

Combination picture shows development at the construction site of the Olympic mountain village at the Rosa Khutor alpine resort

This combination picture shows the development over the past 11 months at the construction site of the Olympic mountain village at the Rosa Khutor alpine resort near Sochi, from February 2013 (top) to February 1, 2014 (bottom). Sochi will host the 2014 Winter Olympic Games from February 7 to 23. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach (RUSSIA - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS)

A combination of two pictures shows the development of construction within the last eleven months in the village of Krasnaya Polyana near Sochi

A combination of two pictures shows the development of construction within the last eleven months in the village of Krasnaya Polyana near Sochi, January 30, 2014. Picture on the top was taken in February 2013. Sochi will host the 2014 Winter Olympic Games from February 7 to 23. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach (RUSSIA - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS)

A combination of two pictures shows the development of construction within the last eleven months in the village of Krasnaya Polyana near Sochi

A combination of two pictures shows the development of construction within the last eleven months in the village of Krasnaya Polyana near Sochi, January 30, 2014. Picture on the top was taken in February 2013. Sochi will host the 2014 Winter Olympic Games from February 7 to 23. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach (RUSSIA - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS BUSINESS CONSTRUCTION)

A combination of two pictures shows the development of construction within the last eleven months in the village of Krasnaya Polyana near Sochi

A combination of two pictures shows the development of construction within the last eleven months in the village of Krasnaya Polyana near Sochi, January 30, 2014. Picture on the top was taken in February 2013. Sochi will host the 2014 Winter Olympic Games from February 7 to 23. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach (RUSSIA - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS BUSINESS CONSTRUCTION)

A combination of two pictures shows the development of construction within the last eleven months in the village of Krasnaya Polyana near Sochi

A combination of two pictures shows the development of construction within the last eleven months in the village of Krasnaya Polyana near Sochi, January 30, 2014. Picture on the top was taken in February 2013. Sochi will host the 2014 Winter Olympic Games from February 7 to 23. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach (RUSSIA - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS BUSINESS CONSTRUCTION)

A combination of two pictures shows the development of construction within the last eleven months in the village of Krasnaya Polyana near Sochi

A combination of two pictures shows the development of construction within the last eleven months in the village of Krasnaya Polyana near Sochi, January 30, 2014. Picture on the top was taken in February 2013. Sochi will host the 2014 Winter Olympic Games from February 7 to 23. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach (RUSSIA - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS BUSINESS CONSTRUCTION)

A combination of two pictures shows the development of construction within the last eleven months in the village of Krasnaya Polyana near Sochi

A combination of two pictures shows the development of construction within the last eleven months in the village of Krasnaya Polyana near Sochi, January 30, 2014. Picture on the top was shot in February 2013. Sochi will host the 2014 Winter Olympic Games from February 7 to 23. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach (RUSSIA - Tags: BUSINESS CONSTRUCTION SPORT OLYMPICS)

A combination of two pictures shows the development of construction within the last elevens months in the village of Krasnaya Polyana near Sochi

A combination of two pictures shows the development of construction within the last eleven months in the village of Krasnaya Polyana near Sochi, January 30, 2014. Picture on the left was taken in February 2013. Sochi will host the 2014 Winter Olympic Games from February 7 to 23. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach (RUSSIA - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS)

Combination photograph shows the Olympic flame as it is tested in its cauldron in front of the Bolshoy Ice Dome on the Olympic Park as preparations continue for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics

A combination photograph shows the Olympic flame as it is tested in its cauldron in front of the Bolshoy Ice Dome on the Olympic Park as preparations continue for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, January 29, 2014. The opening ceremony for the winter games will be held February 7. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch (RUSSIA - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

Mud is pictured in front of a Sochi sign near the village of Esto Sadok at the Rosa Khutor alpine resort near Sochi

Mud is pictured in front of a Sochi sign near the village of Esto Sadok at the Rosa Khutor alpine resort near Sochi, February 2, 2014. Sochi will host the 2014 Winter Olympic Games from February 7 to 23. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach (RUSSIA - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS)