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Sochi Visitors Can Stay in Rail Hotels

The organizing committee for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi plans to use passenger trains as “minihotels” during the games, RIA-Novosti reported Saturday.

The cost of staying in a sleeper car at the games would be included in the price of a rail ticket to Sochi, the state-run news service reported from Vancouver, citing Dmitry Chernyshenko, president of the Sochi organizing committee.

“If anyone wants to come to watch the competition for a day, he can buy this package,” Chernyshenko told RIA-Novosti.

He said using sleeper cars would reduce the burden on Sochi’s hotels.

Russian Railways, the country’s rail monopoly, signed a contract in Vancouver to become the eighth national sponsor of the Sochi Games.

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