Apr 22, 2008

"Gateway to the Future"

In the run-up to Sochi’s winning Olympic bid, the Kremlin hired the best media companies money could buy. It turns out you can create an entirely parallel reality if you just hire the right people (above).

It also turns out that the International Olympic Committee is getting jittery about the little things, like the total lack of roads and electricity in Krasnodar.

Meanwhile, Russia’s point man for the project, Semyon Vainshtok, resigned last week. Words like, “mismanagement and cost overruns” followed him out the door.

"It is very difficult to make Sochi an Olympic city," an unidentified official said according to RIA-Novosti.

What? That’s not what the video shows.

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