Gloria Hennen

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U.N. chief Ban to attend Sochi opening ceremony

SOCHI, Russia/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will attend the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, on Friday and meet with other world leaders attending the event, his press office said on Monday.<p>However, several key world leaders - …

New Arrivals Are Finding a 'Soviet-Style Dystopia' in Sochi

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>As reporters begin to arrive in Sochi for the 2014 Winter Olympics, they are noting firsthand the …

Russian president Putin arrives in Sochi for Olympics, pets snow leopards

Vladimir Putin, rugged outdoorsman and tough-guy Russian president, promoted a cuddly image Tuesday as his Olympics drew near.<p>Putin checked in at a preserve for endangered snow leopards and visited a group of cubs born last summer in the mountains above the growing torrent of activity in Sochi for …

The Not So Sustainable Sochi Winter Olympics

Olympic officials will be watching wearily as Russia puts on the finishing touches to the Sochi Winter Olympics, set to begin on Feb. 7. Though the …

Visiting Stalin's Sochi Retreat

Half of Russian citizens approve of country hosting the Olympics

SOCHI, Russia — With the opening ceremony scheduled for Friday, it seems that Russians have mixed feelings about hosting the 2014 Sochi Olympics.<p>The RIA Novosti news agency reported that only 53% of the people polled by the Levada Center in Moscow believe their country did the right thing by …

Everything You Wanted to Know About Sochi but Were Too Distracted by Toilet Photos to Ask

If you’ve been fol­low­ing the news about the Winter Olympic Games, you prob­ably think So­chi is a pothole-rid­den vil­lage with no clean wa­ter or …

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