All Posts Tagged With: "Sochi"

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Ignored by Authorities, Sochi Evictees Cry for Help

Residents of Sochi protest the government’s failure to compensate them properly after bulldozing their homes to make way for Olympic facility construction.

Sep 12, 2011 | Continued
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Sochi Anti-Corruption Activist Nearly Beaten to Death

A human rights advocate near Sochi has been beaten nearly to death, after releasing an audio recording that lead to the arrest of a government official for taking bribes.

Oct 27, 2010 | Continued
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Sochi Gov’t Reaches Deal with Hunger Strikers

Residents facing eviction in Sochi have ended a 24-day hunger strike after local authorities agreed to address their concerns.

Jun 18, 2010 | Continued
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FSB, Police Seize 200 Thousand Copies of Anti-Putin Report

Of the million copies of “Putin. Results. 10 Years” printed by the opposition movement Solidarity, police and Federal Security Service officers have now seized a full one-fifth and subjected the documents to review for extremism.

Jun 17, 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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Evicted Sochi Residents Go on Hunger Strike

Residents in Sochi who are being forcibly evicted from their homes to make way for Olympic construction are going on hunger strike to protest a lack of fair compensation for their property by the local government.

May 20, 2010 | Continued
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Sochi Mayor Orders Residents to Paint Roofs Red

The Mayor of Sochi is ordering residents to paint their roofs red in preparation for the upcoming 2014 Winter Olympics, because “our roofs and fences must be identical.”

Apr 22, 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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Yulia Latynina on Russia’s Squandered Billions

Award-winning Russian journalist Yulia Latynina discusses what happens when a country spends it’s money on presidential palaces instead of infrastructure and roads. An exclusive from

Mar 26, 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