The Black Sea resort of Sochi is putting the finishing touches to its track ahead of the Formula One Russian Grand Prix on Sunday.
Last year’s race in the resort marked Russia’s first time on the race circuit calendar.
Organisers say ticket sales are expected to exceed the previous year this time round.
“Everything is perfect,” said volunteer worker Ivan Bryzhenko.
“We are having a rest and walking around. Tomorrow the training starts and than we will work shifts. And now we have days off. We are just coming back from the beach. Everything is great, clean, we like it.”
Officials said interest in the race has been boosted by the success of Red Bull’s Russian driver Daniil Kvyat, who finished second in Hungary last month.
The Russian Grand Prix is a legacy of the hugely expensive 2014 Winter Olympics hosted in Sochi, with the circuit passing though many of the venues used at the games.