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What Did Sochi Get for $51 Billion? Highways, Railroads and a Lot of White Elephants
World  (tags: Sochi, Sochi Olympics, Development, infrastructure, Russia, taxpayers, politics, corruption, ethics, environment )

- 1909 days ago -
In the old airport, arrivals were written up on the wall by hand and angry attendants yelled out departures over megaphones. Now Sochi has a modern airport that doesn't transport you back to the Soviet Union as soon as you walk into it.
Who Are The Circassians, And Why Are They Outraged At Sochi?
World  (tags: Sochi, ethnic vilence, Cricassians, world, politics, ethics, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', news, society )

- 1925 days ago -
Only one day old, the Sochi Olympics have already proved the most controversial games in decades. But while gay rights, Islamic terrorist threats and Pussy Riot have stolen the headlines, the Circassian ethnic group has a far older grievance with Sochi, a
Russian Police Choir Reprises 'Get Lucky' At Opening Ceremony (VIDEO)
World  (tags: Russia, Sochi, Russian police choir, Daft Punk, interesting )

- 1926 days ago -
Members of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs choir performed a rousing rendition of Daft Punk's 'Get Lucky' before the Opening Ceremony.
An Inside Look at Sochi's Vibrant Gay Culture (TEXT and PHOTOS)
World  (tags: Sochi, anti-gay, Kremlin, gay community, gay clubs, society, culture, government, humanrights, ethics )

- 1935 days ago -
Considering the mayor's opinions on the matter, it's pretty easy to see why he hasn't received an invitation to Mayak, one of Sochi's two gay clubs. But had he gone to the cabaret, he might have seen how very vibrant the city's gay culture is.
Sochi Mayor Says There Are No Gay People In His City (TEXT and VIDEO)
World  (tags: Sochi, Anatoly Pakhomov, gays, society, news, interesting )

- 1937 days ago -
The mayor of Sochi is under the impression that there are no gay people in his city.
As Russia Contends With Regional Violence Near Sochi, Expert Predicts 'Gulag Olympics'
World  (tags: Sochi, world, violence, politics, police, Sochi Olumpics, Russia, security, government, conflict, corruption, freedoms, society, news )

- 2049 days ago -
The North Caucasus, where Winter Olympics host city Sochi is located, is still 'one of the worst regions in the world for violence.'

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