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Putin’s $50 Billion Potemkin Village: Sochi

Posted by Phoenix Woman on August 1, 2013

Here’s a story on the $50 billion spent on Sochi (which by the way is one of the warmest spots in Russia, a seaside resort that often doesn’t get snow in winter): http://www.economist.com/news/europe/21581764-most-expensive-olympic-games-history-offer-rich-pickings-select-few-castles

And of that $50 billion, as much as $30 billion may have gone missing, per a Putin critic: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/russia/10090245/Billions-missing-from-Sochi-2014-Winter-Olympics-fund.html

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