All Posts Tagged With: "Olympstroy"

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Only Happy Evictees Allowed to Meet with Putin

Residents angry over being evicted from their homes to make way for Olympic construction near Sochi were banned from a meeting between the Russian prime minister and other less distressed residents.

Oct 14, 2010 | Continued
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Sochi Hunger Strike Continues Past 16th Day

A hunger strike by residents facing eviction from their homes in Sochi to make way for Olympic construction has continued, and been blockaded throughout the Russian media, for more than two weeks.

Jun 4, 2010 | Continued
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Scientist Critical of Olympic Construction Flees Russia

A top geologist working as a consultant for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi has fled to Ukraine, fearing that he may be arrested on trumped-up charges motivated by his warnings about construction for the games.

Apr 19, 2010 | Continued
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Unpaid Olympic Workers Continue Hunger Strike

Construction workers hired for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi are continuing a hunger strike taken up last Thursday in protest to their contractors’ failure to pay their wages in more than three months.

Mar 16, 2010 | Continued
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WWF: Sochi Olympic Construction ‘Out of Control’

The World Wildlife Foundation is halting partnership with the main construction firm for the 2014 Olympics in Sochi and threatening to withdraw support altogether, citing irreparable environmental damage and low-quality construction.

Feb 17, 2010 | Continued