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What the Papers Say on Sochi, Feb. 13


Alexei Dospekhov article headlined "Golden couple" reports on the victory of Russian figure skaters Tatyana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov at the Sochi Olympics; pp 1, 12 (747 words).


Editorial headlined "Olympics as super effort" says the cost of preparation for the Olympic Games in developing countries is much higher than in developed states due to a lack of infrastructure. The example of Sochi shows that Russia can be considered a developing country; pp 1, 6 (500 words).


Yegor Sazayev-Guryev article headlined "President orders state support for Sochi after Olympics" says Vladimir Putin has ordered the government to subsidize Sochi once the 2014 Olympics are over; p 2 (500 words).

Rossiiskaya Gazeta weekly

Igor Markov article headlined "There will be no casinos in Sochi" says Putin plans to make Sochi a family vacation resort rather than a gambling zone after the Olympics; p 2 (300 words).

Rossiiskaya Gazeta

Irina Nevinnaya interview with Health Minister Veronika Skvortsova speaking on the medical services for athletes taking part in the Sochi Olympics; p 5 (600 words).

Komomolskaya Pravda

Yelena Krivyakina report "Olympics will end, but Sochi will remain" says that Putin has instructed the government to draft variants of the development of Sochi after the Olympic Games are over; p 2 (300 words).


Ilya Tarasov brief interview with Russian Olympic champion, State Duma deputy and United Russia party member Irina Rodnina who speaks on the Games in Sochi; p 1 (150 words).

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