Support The Moscow Times!

What the Papers Say on Sochi, Feb. 17, 2014


Nezavisimaya Gazeta


1. Igor Naumov article headlined "Volunteers bring optimism to athletes and fans" reports on the performance of volunteers at the Winter Olympics in Sochi; p 2 (510 words).


Vedomosti


1. Alexander Gubsky article headlined "Man of week: Yevgeni Plushchenko" praises Russian figure skater Yevgeni Plushchenko's services; p 7 (350 words).


Izvestia


1. Mikhail Shakhnazarov article headlined "Theatre of hockey absurdity in Bolshoy [ice arena]" comments on the refereeing "scandal" at the Russia-U.S. ice hockey match at the Winter Olympics in Sochi; pp 1, 9 (835 words).


Rossiiskaya Gazeta


1. Nikolai Dolgopolov interview "I am not ashamed of this national team" with Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko who sums up the results of the first week at the Games in Sochi; p 3 (500 words).


 Feb. 17, 2014 / BBC Monitoring / ©BBC

Read more

Independent journalism isn’t dead. You can help keep it alive.

The Moscow Times’ team of journalists has been first with the big stories on the coronavirus crisis in Russia since day one. Our exclusives and on-the-ground reporting are being read and shared by many high-profile journalists.

We wouldn’t be able to produce this crucial journalism without the support of our loyal readers. Please consider making a donation to The Moscow Times to help us continue covering this historic time in the world’s largest country.