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What the Papers Say on Sochi, Feb. 14


Andrei Kolesnikov article headlined "Stop, he withdraws" says that Russian figure-skater Yevgeny Plyushchenko has withdrawn from competition in Sochi and announced the end of his career due to a back trauma; pp 1, 12 (502 words).

Nezavisimaya Gazeta

Igor Naumov article headlined "Buses, commuter trains in Sochi set records, too" says that Sochi's transport has been operating well throughout the Olympics; p 2 (570 words).

Novaya Gazeta

Yury Rost report "'Do you want positive things? Here you are'" looks at the Olympic Games in Sochi; p 21 (850 words).

RBK Daily

Brief unattributed report "Currency Games" says that Bloomberg has reported sources in the Russian government say that the maintenance of Olympic facilities in Sochi will cost Russia $7 billion during the next three years; p 2 (200 words).

Komsomolskaya Pravda

Yelena Chinkova report "American bobsleigh pilot: Russia holds Games excellently!" features the comments of an U.S. athlete on the Olympics in Sochi. The article is followed by an American analyst's brief comment on Sochi; p 8 (700 words).


Sergei Frolov report "'You are not a critic, you are simply an idiot"' looks at Kremlin critic Viktor Shenderovich's comments on the Olympics in Sochi. Shenderovich "does not see much difference between the Games in Sochi and Nazi Olympics in 1936", the article says; p 2 (600 words).

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