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Important guests, traffic jams, big money… Investment Forum “Sochi-2013” was basically the same as all the previous ones. But this time was not without incident.

Krasnodar region prepared the pavilion with 1,800 projects, for example, the F1 track. Among the projects was the ski resort Lagonaki. At first glance, nothing out of the ordinary was noticed: the snow-capped peaks, green fir-trees, etc. But photographers found something else…

Lagonaki Ski Resort Layout, Russia photo 1

What did they find?

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A few days ago, in Perm, the festival of arts “White Nights” started. An exhibition of Krasnoyarsk artist Vasily Slonov “Welcome! Sochi 2014” was one of the participants of the festival. A couple of days later, it was closed by the local authorities.

Officials found the exhibition Russophobian and defaming the Olympics in Sochi, said the organizer of the festival Marat Gelman. However, he said, the exhibition will be reopened in the independent cultural center “Rechnik” today.

Exhibition "Welcome! Sochi 2014", Perm, Russia caricature 1

More caricatures of the Sochi 2014 Olympics

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Today in St. Petersburg organizers of the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games 2014 in Sochi have presented the medals, which will be awarded to winners of competitions.

The main theme in the design of medals is a patch-work quilt that will be the main symbol of the Sochi Games. The quilt symbolizes the “diversity of cultural traditions of people living in Russia.”

Gold medal of the Winter Olympic Games 2014 in Sochi, Russia

Gold medal of the Olympic Games 2014 in Sochi

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Sochi is a resort city in Russia located on the Black Sea coast of Krasnodar region. Sochi is the largest resort city in the country. Adler district of the city (Adler and Krasnaya Polyana, located 39 km from the coast of the Black Sea) will host the Winter Olympic Games 2014.

Krasnaya Polyana ski resort was opened in 2007. It will hold open air winter sports (cross-country skiing, alpine skiing, bobsled, etc.), while Sochi will host indoor sports (hockey, figure skating, etc.). Also in 2014, it is planned to hold first Grand Prix Formula 1 in Russia here.

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Krasnaya Polyana is a small town in the Adler district of Sochi (Krasnodar krai) located 39 km from the Black Sea coast.

The population of the town is 3972 people (2009). There is a highway from Adler and Sochi airport to Krasnaya Polyana. The town will be one of the places hosting the Winter Olympic Games in 2014 and probably the most picturesque one.

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Russia will host Winter Olympics 2014 in Sochi city and certainly the Olympics will have its own Olympic mascot. Today there is an online competition and poll going for the best idea for the mascot and here is the current leader – Zoich.

I like this ridiculous but original and someway epic mascot :) Here are some pictures and even great promo-video. The proud author of Zoich is zhgun. All glory to Zoich!

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Krasnaya Polyana ski resort downhill video

As there are some doubts if there will be enough snow during Winter Olympics 2014 in Sochi city here is the video from Krasnaya Polyana ski resort where the outdoor competitions will take place.

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