Sochi Russia is the last place they s...

Sochi Russia is the last place they should hold an Olympiad

There are 34 comments on the Examiner.com story from Jan 5, 2014, titled Sochi Russia is the last place they should hold an Olympiad. In it, Examiner.com reports that:

The International Olympic Committee has selected Sochi, Russia as the site of the upcoming 2014 Winter Olympics.

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Since: Oct 08

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#1 Jan 5, 2014
The International Olympic Committee has selected Sochi, Russia as the site of the upcoming 2014 Winter Olympics. In my humble opinion, having been involved personally in quite a few Olympiads, Sochi is the most unlikely place to hold such a gigantic event.

So that brings us to the present. I know that President Putin, who at the time I was there was still Vice Mayor of St. Petersburg, wants this as a showcase to indicate Russia is once again becoming a power on the world stage. Remember Berlin in 1936??

But why spend upwards of 20 billion dollars and hold Winter Games in a city, which is one of the very few places in Russia with a subtropical climate, plus warm to hot summers and mild winters.

There is something wrong with this picture. It doesn’t make sense!

In addition, its closeness to the violent Chechnya Republic, constantly at war with Mother Russia, poses a major security threat to the games.

“In the cockles of weirdness”

Since: Oct 12

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#2 Jan 5, 2014
Too late!
boo hoo

Seattle, WA

#4 Jan 9, 2014
???
Kraut

Vienna, Austria

#5 Jan 10, 2014
Sochi is Circassian territory.

Since: Jan 14

Khabarovsk, Russia

#6 Jan 13, 2014
Chechnya is safe now, and this place don't posses any threat to Russia.
There's a lot of armed islamist movements in Caucasus territory (near Sochi) and that's where this threat comes from

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#7 Jan 13, 2014
g27region wrote:
Chechnya is safe now, and this place don't posses any threat to Russia.
There's a lot of armed islamist movements in Caucasus territory (near Sochi) and that's where this threat comes from
Not for long. Chechnya sooner or later will be independent.

Since: Jan 14

Khabarovsk, Russia

#8 Jan 14, 2014
I doubt that
Kadyrov is the best option for this place
And Moscow donate a lot of money in Chechnya nowadays

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#9 Jan 14, 2014
just a guy i knew wrote:
<quoted text>Not for long. Chechnya sooner or later will be independent.
It doesn`t want to be independent.

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#10 Jan 14, 2014
Kraut wrote:
Sochi is Circassian territory.
Sochie is the territory of Russian Federation.
Avenger

Cambridge, Canada

#11 Jan 14, 2014
Circassia was wiped out by Russia.
The Circassians millions were ethnically cleansed from Circassia by Russia.
Sochi is considered by many Circassians as their traditional capital city.

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#12 Jan 15, 2014
Avenger wrote:
Circassia was wiped out by Russia.
The Circassians millions were ethnically cleansed from Circassia by Russia.
Sochi is considered by many Circassians as their traditional capital city.
Sochie didn`t even exist that time, iy was founded by Russians just like the most cities in Northern Caucasian region.

It certainly not a Canadian, who should speak about such matters anyways.
One who lives in glass house should not....
Avenger

Cambridge, Canada

#13 Jan 15, 2014
Bribes part of everyday life in Putin's Russia
Mafia state Don Putin's Russia is so backwards. Hehe

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/huff-wires/2012...
tarmo

Tallinn, Estonia

#14 Jan 16, 2014
Alexey25 wrote:
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Sochie didn`t even exist that time, iy was founded by Russians just like the most cities in Northern Caucasian region.
It certainly not a Canadian, who should speak about such matters anyways.
One who lives in glass house should not....
Who else than a Canadian?
Should it be a russian or an estonian?
The lands around Sochi after decimations and deportations of natives was given to newcomers from other parts of the Russian Empire. Among others there were a lot of estonians who emigrated there, because they couldn't buy land in Estonia from the baltic germans.

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#15 Jan 17, 2014
tarmo wrote:
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Who else than a Canadian?
Should it be a russian or an estonian?
The lands around Sochi after decimations and deportations of natives was given to newcomers from other parts of the Russian Empire. Among others there were a lot of estonians who emigrated there, because they couldn't buy land in Estonia from the baltic germans.
And look what a beutyful place Shichie is!
Compare Sochie with Dagestan or Chechnya, from where native were not banished.
I see nothing wrong with deportation of barbaric peoples which were incapable of civilized co existence with others.

As for Canadians, all of their land used to belong to ntive Americans, which they had banished from their land and had stolen their land from them.

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#16 Jan 17, 2014
Alexey25 wrote:
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It doesn`t want to be independent.
Open your eyes and smell the coffee.

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#17 Jan 18, 2014
just a guy i knew wrote:
<quoted text>Open your eyes and smell the coffee.
Are you a moron or what?
tarmo

Tallinn, Estonia

#18 Jan 19, 2014
Alexey25 wrote:
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And look what a beutyful place Shichie is!
Compare Sochie with Dagestan or Chechnya, from where native were not banished.
I see nothing wrong with deportation of barbaric peoples which were incapable of civilized co existence with others.
As for Canadians, all of their land used to belong to ntive Americans, which they had banished from their land and had stolen their land from them.
Sochi is a Potemkin Village.

Since: Jan 14

Khabarovsk, Russia

#19 Jan 26, 2014
So funny when someone from America open mouth to talk about "opressed" ethnicities on Russian territory, considering the fact that US responsible for slavery of africans and genocide of native americans

Since: Jan 14

Khabarovsk, Russia

#20 Jan 26, 2014
Alexey25 wrote:
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It doesn`t want to be independent.
And yes
Russians and Chechens don't want another war, especially considering that Chechnya is doing quite good now judging by money donations there
Avenger

Cambridge, Canada

#21 Jan 26, 2014
g27region wrote:
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And yes
Russians and Chechens don't want another war, especially considering that Chechnya is doing quite good now judging by money donations there
Yeah Ramzan Kadyrov the unelected psychopathic killer is dictator.
Back to normal.

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