Tag: post-Olympics

A $50 Billion Ghost Town – Sochi Six Months After Putin Games

August 21, 2014

Staunton, August 21 – Photographer Aleksandr Belensky has documented what many observers feared: despite spending more than 50 billion US dollars on the Sochi Olympics, Vladimir Putin has left Sochi not the vital place he promised but a ghost town where there are almost no tourists and where much of the infrastructure is already decaying. […]

Putin Concerned About Non-Olympic Construction in Sochi

February 10, 2014

With the Twitter hashtag “#SochiProblems” trending worldwide, the Russian President is expressing concerns about the state of non-Olympic facilities, facilities that were supposed to ensure that the infrastructure built for the Olympics is properly utilized afterwards. — Ed. Russian President Vladimir Putin is concerned about construction in Sochi that is not related to the Olympic […]