Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Russia: Sochi Olympics 2014 and corruption

Last evening I watched a program on CBC on Sochi Olympics 2014. The corruption in Russia is incredible.

Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, listens to Jean-Claude Killy,
Chairman of the IOC Coordination Commission
 for Sochi 2014, during a February summit.
(Alexei Druzhinin/RIA-Novosti/Associated Press )

Russian officials and businessmen have stolen billions of dollars during the years of preparations for the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, a prominent Russian opposition figure claimed Thursday.

Boris Nemtsov, a former Russian deputy prime minister-turned-Kremlin critic, and an associate said in a report released Thursday that up to $30 billion US was stolen in the run-up to the games in the southern Russian city.
Read more here.

You may watch the video of the program here.

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