All Posts Tagged With: "Sochi Olympics"

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Kasparov Discusses Chess, Politics in Georgia Visit

During a visit this week to a friend and chess colleague in Georgia, Russian chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov met with Georgian leadership and journalists to discuss the state of Russia-Georgia relations.

Mar 18, 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
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Kasparov on Putin’s “Ninth Year in Power”

Writing for the Wall Street Journal, Russian opposition leader Garry Kasparov cautions against jumping to quick conclusion on any liberalization taking place under Russian President Dmitri Medvedev.

May 13, 2009 | Continued
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As Sochi Election Heats Up, No Breaks for Opposition Candidate

Boris Nemtsov, an opposition politician running for mayor in the Black Sea resort town of Sochi, is facing stiff resistance on the campaign trail, and not from the other candidates.

Mar 23, 2009 | Continued
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UN Ecologists Speak Out Against Sochi Olympic Construction

Ecologists from the United Nations believe that construction in preparation of the 2014 winter Olympic games in Sochi, Russia will have a devastating effect on the local environment, and called for the relocation of certain Olympic facilities.

Jun 3, 2008 | Continued
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International Olympic Committee May Cancel Russian Olympic Games

A Moscow press-conference of ecologists, human rights activists and Sochi residents has suggested that the International Olympic Committee has grounds to rescind Russia’s bid for the 2014 Olympic Games.

Apr 10, 2008 | Continued
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Bush to Meet Putin in Sochi as Thousands Face Eviction

US President George W. Bush will meet with outgoing Russian President Vladimir Putin in the resort town of Sochi, where thousands are facing the prospect of eviction from their homes ahead of the 2014 Olympic games.

Mar 29, 2008 | Continued
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Sochi Residents Speak Out Against Forced Evictions

Residents of the Nizhneimeretinsky (Lower Imeretinsky) Bukhta, the low-lands area where most of the Olympic village will be built for the 2014 Sochi olympics, have written an open letter to plead against the forced eviction of locals.

Mar 23, 2008 | Continued