February 6, 2014

If You're Going to Sochi, Take a Flak Jacket

Alex Berezow, RealClearWorld

The Associated Press

If you're going to San Francisco, be sure to wear some flowers in your hair. If you're going to Sochi, however, you might want to consider a flak jacket.

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TAGGED: Russia, Sochi Olympics

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