February 2, 2014

The Dark Side of Putin's Winter Games

Neil Tweedie, Daily Telegraph

The Associated Press

Sochi 2014 are the most expensive winter games ever, indeed the most expensive Olympic event of any kind ever, as well as being one of the most controversial. Be it environmental damage, worker exploitation, threat of terrorist attack or corruption on a gargantuan scale, Sochi has it all. And then there is the man behind it all, Vladimir Putin, president of the Russian Federation, whose hopes for a public relations triumph is being undermined by his own authoritarian instincts. But first, the snow.

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TAGGED: Sochi Olympics, Russia, Vladimir Putin

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