Start A Petition

Russian Olympic Official Proud Of Doorknobs On Doors, Cameras In Showers

World  (tags: Sochi Winter Olympics, surveillance, ethics, human rights, freedoms, politics, society, news )

- 1713 days ago -
Responding to complaints from the assembled international media about hotel room doors without doorknobs or locks, lack of heat, and dysfunctional toilets at the Sochi Olympics, a senior Russian official inadvertently revealed the existence of...


We hate spam. We do not sell or share the email addresses you provide.


Past Member (0)
Thursday February 6, 2014, 5:48 pm
Well I quite enjoyed the Pussy Riot interview. This sounds typical.

Elizabeth M (65)
Thursday February 6, 2014, 6:30 pm
This is unreal - who to believe - I guess I will go with the US Olympian who says there are door knobs (there are a lot of them in Russia lol), there are light bulbs??, and the showers have hot water that is not colored!!
Noted with thanks Carrie.

Fiona O (561)
Thursday February 6, 2014, 7:47 pm

Carrie B (306)
Thursday February 6, 2014, 10:23 pm
I agree Betsy!

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Thursday February 6, 2014, 11:07 pm
Good grief. I feel such sorrow for the Russian people. I fear that we could have a Putin for a President if the Koch brothers have their way. Thank you for the news.

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Thursday February 6, 2014, 11:09 pm
(n, p, t)
Thanks for the laughs Elizabeth! Lol!

Angelus Silesius (120)
Friday February 7, 2014, 5:59 am
Perhaps the economic plight of Russians is much worse than the public face shown. One has to have compassion for the average Russian person who struggles for things we take for granted. The fall of the Soviet Union has resulted in massive unchecked crime and poverty.

Bob P (394)
Friday February 7, 2014, 6:24 am
takes security to the extreme ....sick people all over the world....Thanks Carrie

Marija M (28)
Friday February 7, 2014, 9:13 am
Thank you Carrie

Lona G (67)
Friday February 7, 2014, 9:45 am
Well, you've got to go to extremes to make this the "safest" place on earth, haven't you? ;-)

Birgit W (160)
Friday February 7, 2014, 9:58 am
Sounds like nothing has changed much in Russia. They were always spying at people, and it seems it is still going on.

Sheila D (194)
Friday February 7, 2014, 10:28 am

Val M (83)
Friday February 7, 2014, 12:07 pm

Madhu Pillai (22)
Friday February 7, 2014, 1:08 pm
W H A T ?

Roger G (148)
Friday February 7, 2014, 1:09 pm
noted, thanks

Lynne Buckley (0)
Friday February 7, 2014, 1:23 pm

Joanne D (38)
Friday February 7, 2014, 1:24 pm
We have a lot of average people here in the United States who are now struggling for things we all used to take for granted, like a living wage, food, shelter - why wouldn't Russia have the same?

Mandi T (367)
Friday February 7, 2014, 2:06 pm
Agree sick!

Nelson Baker (0)
Friday February 7, 2014, 2:50 pm
Sounds like a dysfunctional place. Glad I am not there.

Ann Breeden (65)
Friday February 7, 2014, 3:14 pm
We have our own dysfunctional activities going on here in the U.S., such as our representatives representing the people that they represent.

Phil P (94)
Friday February 7, 2014, 3:55 pm
I'm sorry (NOT), this is a 4th rate Country still in the dark ages ruled thugs from a failed police state. The fact they have nukes and a bit psychotic makes them a world power but they're still a bunco of Keystone Cops.

Louise D (44)
Friday February 7, 2014, 4:26 pm
Come on Putin is trying not to look like a Bond villian just now, I know it is hard for him he has stopped having journalists brutally killed, using polonium 210 as a condiment and locking up his critics in Siberia. He has become a more friendly Mr Putin and he is trying to be nice of course he could sort of start with something simplier like the moral equivelent of a central nervous system perhaps. So they have buildings with two toilets in the same room and neither of them beside the toilet paper, doors having handles is a start. It's not as if you are going to find dead bodies in the foundations ... again.

Sharon Karson (82)
Friday February 7, 2014, 4:44 pm
This is a far cry from the sacred origin of the games.

Marianne R (95)
Friday February 7, 2014, 6:17 pm
I am not surprised and I know that we don't even hear half of it.

Past Member (0)
Friday February 7, 2014, 6:27 pm
Pervs, I'm not watching the Olympics anyway, because of what they did to the animals there. Thanks Carrie.

Angela J (61)
Friday February 7, 2014, 7:21 pm
Thank you.

Yvette Jordan (0)
Friday February 7, 2014, 8:55 pm
my neighbor's sister-in-law makes $64/hour on the computer. She has been laid off for five months but last month her paycheck was $21329 just working on the computer for a few hours. visit this site right here,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,



M B (62)
Saturday February 8, 2014, 4:52 am
spammer flagged, nobody is perfect, LOL.

Thomas M. (0)
Saturday February 8, 2014, 7:51 am
The home of Snowden? Will he have the courage to expose Russian survelliance secrets and make it public? NOT! But he can expose his own homelands information and be welcomed home as a hero? This same country is spying on our US diplomats and exposing private phones calls to the public and other governments and this is OK? Wow, what justice.

John McDonald (4)
Saturday February 8, 2014, 11:02 am
I'm afraid the NSA will get some new ideas.

Melania Padilla (123)
Saturday February 8, 2014, 5:43 pm

Jennifer H (4)
Tuesday February 18, 2014, 12:08 pm
Russia never should have been given the olympics and I don't feel our athletes should have gone. I don't feel it is safe for them and obviously the conditions for all athletes are not acceptable.
Or, log in with your
Facebook account:
Please add your comment: (plain text only please. Allowable HTML: <a>)

Track Comments: Notify me with a personal message when other people comment on this story

Loading Noted By...Please Wait


butterfly credits on the news network

  • credits for vetting a newly submitted story
  • credits for vetting any other story
  • credits for leaving a comment
learn more

Most Active Today in World

Content and comments expressed here are the opinions of Care2 users and not necessarily that of or its affiliates.

New to Care2? Start Here.