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First Event of Sochi Olympics:
The Hotel Construction Sprint

New York Times, by David Segal

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Posted By:Emerson, 2/3/2014 11:10:06 PM

SOCHI, Russia — The official mascots for the Winter Olympics are a polar bear, a hare and a leopard. But walk around the complexes that will stage the Games here, with the opening ceremony Friday, and what seem more apt are a hand drill, a backhoe and a shovel. Much of Sochi is a work in progress, and parts of it look at least a dozen all-nighters away from completion. There are unfinished hotels, half-finished stores and a mall where the only shop that is open and thriving is a Cinnabon. Wander the premises over the course of a day

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Great to "be there" via this article - and then crawl into our nice warm beds.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Timber Queen, 2/4/2014 1:10:04 AM     (No. 9718370)

The nightmare legacy of communistic collectivism.

"Its Russia," is the response to questions like why is there still a Christmas tree blinking in the lobby. Reminded me of another great explanation for unanswerable questions, "Who is John Galt?"

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Grambo, 2/4/2014 7:49:02 AM     (No. 9718498)

And posted nearby is the article on how entities in Belarus wrote some of the Obamacare website code.

So, in sense, in regard to Healthcare.gov we can shrug and say, “It’s Russia.”


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Reply 3 - Posted by: god of irony, 2/4/2014 8:18:53 AM     (No. 9718546)

Big government in action.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: tank, 2/4/2014 8:24:44 AM     (No. 9718555)

There are unfinished hotels, half-finished stores and a mall where the only shop that is open and thriving is a Cinnabon.

And managing the Cinnabon...Saul Goodman!

Potemkin Olympics.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: nightvision, 2/4/2014 9:11:32 AM     (No. 9718637)

I wouldn´t go near that place if I won an "all expense paid" trip.




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Reply 6 - Posted by: Skeptical1, 2/4/2014 10:37:46 AM     (No. 9718823)

When Russia became politically incorrect, you knew that coverage of these games would be relentlessly negative.

At least the NY Times found something critical to say about central planning.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Blonde Patriot, 2/4/2014 11:24:10 AM     (No. 9718935)

Not watching any of this. Their current order to shoot stray dogs and cats has turned me off forever.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: peterfleming, 2/4/2014 11:47:21 AM     (No. 9719009)



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Reply 9 - Posted by: peterfleming, 2/4/2014 12:04:51 PM     (No. 9719032)

David Segal could lose hhis job not covering up for the
Communist culture in NYTImes style. Good job, David!
This humorous chaos observing piece reminds of the old New Yorker fun before they opted for PC socialism.
There´s a guy on Fox who does funny videos of bureaucratic mistakes. He has to go to Sochi and work with David Segal now, because all these physical foul ups are only going to get worse - like TEN in one unfinished hotel room, only one restaurant for ten hotels,
Like a riot go inefficiency.
And they have good security against the supremacists ?
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Reply 10 - Posted by: merrijane, 2/4/2014 12:32:31 PM     (No. 9719075)

Sounds like it hasn´t changed much since my mother visited there in the late 80s. She said everything was under construction back then, too. Only no workers were ever working on anything ... just scaffolding around all the crumbling buildings.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: rosefenn, 2/5/2014 7:41:13 PM     (No. 9721107)

Heck, #4, if Saul Goodman was running the Cinnabon, at least I would get a good laugh! I love Saul!

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