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What the Papers Say on Sochi, Feb. 20

Noviye Izvestia

Vladimir Frolov report "They spoiled the Olympics" looks at the defeat of Russia's ice hockey team at the Olympic Games in Sochi; pp 1, 6 (1,000 words).

Komsomolskaya Pravda

Alexander Grishin report "They are scared! It means that everything is right" says that the Western mass media's information attack against the Sochi Olympics is aimed at Putin personally; p 2 (450 words).

Dmitry Yegorov report "Ukrainian fans leave Sochi" says that rumor has it that the Ukrainian delegation may leave the Olympics in Sochi ahead of time; p 3 (350 words).

Alexander Grishin report "Beaten with whip, poured with gas" says that Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, members of the Pussy Riot punk band, are staging "one act of provocation after another in Sochi"; p 12 (450 words).

Feb. 20, 2014 / BBC Monitoring / ©BBC

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