Sunday, December 15, 2013

PHOTOREPORTAGE: Putin’s Party. By Thomas Dworzak (

( Islamist insurgents, tough Cossacks, warm winters—welcome to Russia’s Olympic host city.

For Russia, hosting the Winter Olympics could prove it has finally reemerged as a global power. But the beach resort of Sochi—a target for Islamist insurgents, on the site of an alleged genocide—is an unlikely place to stage the celebration.


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A migrant worker walks through frigid puddles near the building site of a shuttle-train station on the road to Krasnaya Polyana, where the skiing and sledding events will take place. Nearly every venue for the Sochi Games has been built from scratch. Foto: Thomas Dworzak

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